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No. 5 Xavier finds shooting touch in 74-57 blowout at Butler

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -

 J.P Macura scored 13 points while Remy Abell and Edmond Sumner had 12 each to lead No. 5 Xavier to a 74-57 rout over Butler on Saturday.

The Musketeers (22-3, 10-3) won for the sixth time in seven games and retained sole possession of second place in the Big East.

Butler (17-8, 6-7) was led by Kelan Martin with 15 points and Andrew Chrabascz added 11 as its three-game winning streak ended.

Xavier rebounded from shooting a season-low 30 percent in Tuesday's loss at Creighton by making 56.9 percent on the road.

After trailing 21-13 midway through the first half, the Musketeers turned the game with four 3-pointers and a three-point play in a 27-6 run that gave them a 40-27 lead.

Butler cut the deficit to 47-39 early in the second half - which later became a seven-point deficit after a replay review gave Kellen Dunham a 3.

The Bulldogs couldn't get closer.

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