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Bad shooting dooms Xavier in first round

CLEVELAND (AP) - Darius Johnson-Odum scored 19 points, Jimmy Butler had 15 and Marquette squashed Xavier's bid for a fourth straight round of 16 appearance with a 66-55 win on Friday night.

The win was the first in the NCAA tournament for the 11th-seeded Golden Eagles (21-14) in two years. Marquette will play Indiana State or Syracuse on Sunday in the East region.

The sixth-seeded Musketeers (24-8) and Michigan State were the only two programs to reach the round of 16 each of the last three tournaments.

Xavier's Tu Holloway, the Atlantic 10 player of the year, missed his first seven shots and scored only five points.

Marquette led by 13 in the first half and pushed back a small Xavier spurt that sliced the lead to single digits.

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