Xavier (28-5) is scheduled to matchup against Texas Southern (16-19) this Friday, March 16th. Tip-off is at 7:20pm ET and the game will be playing live on TBS, streaming available on FuboTV (Free Trial). Xavier is the favorite at -19.5, 64% have picked Texas Southern to cover the spread. The total number of points scored for the over/under is listed at 160, 88.9% have picked the under.
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Last Game's Starting Lineups
These were the starting lineups from each team's last game.
|Trevon Bluiett (G)||Derrick Bruce (G)|
|Quentin Goodin (G)||Donte Clark (G)|
|J.P. Macura (G)||Demontrae Jefferson (G)|
|Kerem Kanter (F)||Cainan McClelland (G)|
|Naji Marshall (F)||Marquis Salmon (F)|
Xavier Game Summary
Xavier lost their last game against Providence on Friday, March 9th, 75-72. Alpha Diallo (Providence) scored a team-high 17 points for the winning team, making 5 of 9 attempts from the field for a 55.6% field goal percentage. In 42 minutes, he collected 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block with 1 turnover. Kerem Kanter led Xavier's team in scoring with 18 points, while shooting 7 of 9 (77.8%) from the field. In 23 minutes, Kanter added to his stat line, 18 points, 1 assist and 1 three with 1 turnover.
Texas Southern Game Summary
Texas Southern won their last game against North Carolina Central, 64-46 on Wednesday, March 14th. Demontrae Jefferson (Texas Southern) scored a team-high 25 points for the winning team, making 8 of 18 attempts from the field for a 44.4% field goal percentage. In 39 minutes, he collected 25 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 threes with 2 turnovers. Raasean Davis led North Carolina Central's team in scoring with 19 points, while shooting 9 of 11 (81.8%) from the field. In 35 minutes, Davis added to his stat line, 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks with 3 turnovers.
Xavier is a 'weak' 1-seed according to BennettRank, but don't expect them to drop this one to a 16-seed. BennettRank thinks Xavier will make an early-ish exit in the tourney, just not this early. Trevon Bluiett and company should roll.
Texas Southern: 60
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