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Xavier beats Depaul to win Big East title outright

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CHICAGO, IL (FOX19) -

Number 3 Xavier held off Depaul 65-62 to ensure they wouldn’t share the Big East regular season title, winning it outright for the first time in school history.

Senior Trevon Bluiett led the Musketeers with a game-high 22 points.

Fellow seniors J.P Macura and Kerem Kanter tossed in 12 points and 11 points, respectively. Paul Scruggs also scored 11 points off the bench.

After going 1-2 in their first three Big East road games, Xavier won their final six conference road games by an average margin on 5.8 points a win.

The Musketeers will take the Number 1 seed into the Big East tournament and will play the winner of the 9-seed and 8-seed game on Thursday at noon.

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