USF Men's Basketball Falls to No. 9 Saint Xavier

Saints drop their fourth straight at home.

JOLIET, Ill. – Saint Xavier University's Anthony Grant scored a game-high 22 points to lead the ninth-ranked Cougars to a 68-41 win over the University of St. Francis in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball action Wednesday night at the Sullivan Center. | Box Score

The Cougars (23-4, 19-2 CCAC) took a 7-6 lead 3:16 into the game and remained on top the rest of the way.

Leading 32-24 at the intermission, Saint Xavier opened the second period with a 14-2 run to open up a 46-26 advantage. The Cougars maintained at least a 20-point gap for the game's final 8:06.

Grant connected on 11 of 12 attempts from the field while collecting three assists and three steals.

Brad Karp and Roosevelt Green joined Grant in double digits with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Green handed out a game-high six assists.

Freshman Edvinas Presniakovas (Plainfield, Ill./ Plainfield South) was the lone Saint to tally double figures, finishing with 12 points. Senior Michael Cole (Chicago, Ill./ Manley) led USF with eight rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench.

USF, which dropped its fourth straight game at the Sullivan Center and its second in a row overall, returns to action at home Saturday at 7 p.m. against Holy Cross College.

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