Led by double-doubles by Davidson and Riley the Tide pull away late to win 73-65.
The turning point in the game IMO was CMG going to a 2-3 zone when Xavier got hot from the field. That shut down their outside shooting and helped the Tide come back from 6 down to take control of the game.
Riley provided a spark off the bench... his 3 point shooting was off, but overall he put up 13 points and 10 boards. Steele was off, but that's ok. Gee turned it on in the 2nd half, Hendrix owned the inside, and Davidson had another solid game (although I think he's too enamored with shooting the 15ft jumper).
Holding Xavier to 32% from the field and 23% from beyond the arc.
Shutting down Burrell.
Only 11 turnovers.
Free throw shooting: 7-15.
Rebounding: we out rebounded them, but not by much. Xavier had 11 offensive boards.
Overall a good effort against a very good team. It's nice to have a tournament win under our belts.
Side note- the guy that did the postgame interview was AUful. It's been 11 years since I graduated with a film degree, yet I could've done better than that trainwreck. Oh well, I guess the guy was having fun.
BTW- thanks to Hville and steve dave for posting the channels for those "other" cable and satellite providers.