Reynolds, Bluiett help Musketeers hold off Providence - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Reynolds, Bluiett help Musketeers hold off Providence

The highlight of the game came when Reynolds made a massive off-the-backboard dunk from Davis (FOX19 NOW File Photo) The highlight of the game came when Reynolds made a massive off-the-backboard dunk from Davis (FOX19 NOW File Photo)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Jalen Reynolds and Trevon Bluiett scored 19 points apiece to help lead Xavier (15-9, 6-6 Big East) to a 78-69 victory against Providence (17-7, 7-4 Big East).

The Musketeers were down six the to the Friars going into halftime Saturday.

Xavier made four consecutive 3-pointers, three by Myles Davis, to take a early 50-44 in the second half. 

The Musketeers led by as many as 10 in the second half, until Providence crawled back within 60-58 following a 9-2 run and tied it a 64-all with 6:33 left. Xavier answered with a 10-0 run, eight from J.P. Macura.

Dee Davis tied for a career-high 15 assists.  It's the second most in a game in Xavier school history. In 1980, Keith Walker set the school record with 18 assists in one game.

The highlight of the game came when Reynolds made a massive off-the-backboard dunk from Davis.

LaDontae Henton led the Friars with 24 points and nine rebounds.

Xavier travel to Milwaukee to face Marquette Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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