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Musketeers avoid Butler upset bid

The Musketeers (15-1, 3-0 Big East) matched their highest ranking in School History Monday.

A day later, they matched the best start in school history, getting ahead by 14 points and holding on against the team that's pulled off the biggest upset so far in the conference.

Kaiser Gates had a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer that pushed the lead to 66-52 midway through the second half.

“We know we're 1-2 on (opponents') scouting reports, and we've got to be aware of that and make smart decisions,” Martin said.

Xavier: Bluiett was out of the starting lineup the previous game against DePaul because he showed up late for a shootaround, and he went only 4 of 13 from the field.

READ MORE (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)

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  • Xavier topples Butler in CincinnatiBig East Coast Bias (blog)
  • College basketball today: Xavier vs. Butler, full slate of Big Ten games
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  • Now an influence convention group, Butler finds scheduling a balancing actKaplan Herald
  • College basketball: Bluiett, Xavier defeat ButlerRoanoke Times
  • Schickel scores 26, Butler women whip No. 21 Villanova 76-53CT Post

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