Xavier beats UC 77-69 in the Crosstown Shootout

XU has won 7 of the last 10

Xavier beats UC 77-69 in the Crosstown Shootout
Xavier beats UC in front of 300 people (Source: wxix)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Xavier took bragging rights in the Crosstown Shootout once again on Sunday with a 77-69 win over Cincinnati in front of just 300 people at Fifth Third Arena.

Xavier, now 6-0 on the season, has won seven of the last ten and six of the last eight against their rival.

Trailing 62-61 with a little less than six minutes left in the game, the Musketeers took the lead with a Paul Scruggs layup and never looked back ending the game on a 16-7 run.

Scruggs led all scorers with 20 points. Zach Freemantle added 16 points for Xavier. UC was led by Keith Williams with 18 points. David DeJulius pitched in 16 points and 6 assists.

XU head coach Travis Steele improves to 2-1 in the rivalry. UC head coach John Brannen drops to 0-2.

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