NCAA Basketball

Down 22 in 2nd, No. 10 Xavier tops ETSU

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(TSX / STATS) -- CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett hit a go-ahead jumper with seven seconds left to help No. 10 Xavier rally from a 22-point, second-half deficit to defeat East Tennessee State 68-66 on Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center.

Xavier (10-1), which had a week off for semester exams, was sluggish throughout most of the game and trailed by 22 with 14:25 left before staging a furious rally.

Bluiett, who missed nine straight shots in one stretch, finished with 18 points, including the game-winner. Freshman Naji Marshall had 15.

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