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X goes cold in loss to Tennessee

Xavier went more than ten minutes of game time without a basket Saturday in Knoxville, losing a third straight game.

Travis Taylor led Xavier with 12 points, but XU lost a 10 point lead during the scoring drought and dropped the game 51-47.

Head coach Chris Mack said his team emphasized offensive efficiency in practice leading up to the game with Tennessee after scoring just 45 in a loss to UC and 55 in a surprising loss to Wofford.  Still, X hit just one three-pointer agains the Vols and committed 19 turnovers.

The loss drops Xavier to 7-5 before the final non-conference game before the start of A10 play against Wake Forest.

Justin Martin had 6 points for Xavier.  Semaj Christon didn't score his first basket until less than a minute was remaining in the game.

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