Xavier will play Butler in the first round of the Big East Tournament Thursday in New York City. (FOX19 NOW File Photo)
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Xavier withstood a wild final minute to escape Creighton with a 74-73 win.
Creighton took a one point lead in the final minute, but Dee Davis hit two foul shots to give Xavier a 74-73 lead. The Blue Jays would get a final look at a game winning shot, but it missed and Xavier won.
Matt Stainbrook scored a career high 26 points after scoring a total of 25 his previous four games combined.
Xavier improves to 19-12 (9-9 in Big East) on the season. XU avoided what would have been a bad loss to a team with now 14 conference losses with their tournament resume already considered on the bubble.
Xavier will play Butler in the first round of the Big East Tournament Thursday in New York City.