Xavier lost its first game of the season to UTEP Friday in the semifinals of the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy tournament in California 77-73.
Xavier trailed by as many as eight points in the closing minutes, but had a chance to tie the game in the final minute. Myles Davis' three-point attempt was blocked and UTEP made enough free throws in the final seconds to win.
Xavier led 38-33 at half, but trailed most of the second half after UTEP started the final 20 minutes with a 16-6 run.
Myles Davis, who didn't play in Thursday's win over San Diego, led the Musketeers with 15 points. Trevon Bluiett added 13.
XU (5-1) will now play the loser of Long Beach State and Washington in the consolation game Sunday afternoon.
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