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Xavier takes down Eagles

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CINCINNATI — Edmond Sumner scored 12 of his 14 points while No. 17 Xavier took control in the first half, and the Musketeers picked up their third straight win, 85-56, over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night.

After a sluggish start, the Musketeers (10-2) took control with a 35-8 run. Trevon Bluiett added 16 points, and Xavier had five players score in double figures. Sumner finished with nine assists and no turnovers.

Jacob Wiley had 16 points for Eastern Washington (8-4), which trailed by as many as 29 points.

Eastern Washington made eight of its first 13 shots — including two 3s by Felix Von Hofe — against Xavier’s sluggish defense for a 22-11 lead. That’s when Xavier turned it on, finishing the half on a 35-8 surge. Kaiser Gates hit three of Xavier’s seven 3s during the spurt and finished with a season-high 12 points.

(9) Creighton 96

Arizona St. 85 At Tempe, Ariz., Marcus Foster scored 29 points, Justin Patton added 18 and Creighton hit 14 3-pointers to remain undefeated with a victory over Arizona State.

The nation’s top 3-point shooting team, Creighton (12-0) overcame a slow start with a barrage of 3s.

The Bluejays went 14 for 25 from the arc, with six players hitting at least one. Toby Heigner and Isaiah Zierden led the 3-point attack, combining to make 8 of 11 while scoring 12 points each.

(11) West Virginia 84

Radford 57 At Morgantown, W.Va., Esa Ahmad led three West Virginia players in double figures with 17 points.

The game was closely contested during the first 10 minutes as Radford (4-7) pulled within five points midway through the first half. Jevon Carter then lead the Mountainee­rs (101) on a 30-4 run to go into the locker room with a 53-22 lead.

(18) Arizona 77 New Mexico 46 At Tucson, Ariz., Chance Comanche scored a careerhigh 14 points and Arizona had five players reach double figures.

Freshman Rawle Alkins scored 13 points and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds as Arizona dominated the boards, 49-30. Lauri Markkanen also scored 13 points for the Wildcats (11-2) in their final tuneup before beginning Pac-12 play next week.

Elijah Brown scored 17 points and Tim Williams added 14 for the Lobos (7-5).

(19) Saint Mary’s 67, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 46 At Moraga, Calif., Calvin Hermanson scored 18 of his 19 points in the first half and Saint Mary’s beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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