Ole Miss 24-33–57
The Big East runner-up and sixth seeded Xavier Musketeers rolled over Ole Miss 76-57 Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Xavier held Ole Miss to only 32.9 percent shooting from the field and Stefan Moody, who led the Rebels with 26 points in the First Four, was only 5-for-18 from the field.
Matt Stainbrook led Xavier with 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Stainbrook also provided energy for the Musketeers:
Xavier held Ole Miss at bay and will now play 14th seeded Georgia State on Saturday.
Click here for the game’s full box score and read on for a recap.
Xavier Turned Defense Into Offense
Xavier turned 49 missed Ole Miss shots into instant offense. Xavier finished with 10 made three pointers and made 46.4% of their shots.
They have also turned bad Ole Miss shots into fast break opportunities:
Xavier Dominated Through Senior Leadership
Dee Davis and Matt Stainbrook combined for 37 points and the Musketeers are shooting six of 15 from three point range.
Points: Matt Stainbrook, Xavier, 20
Rebounds: James Farr, Xavier/Martavious Newby, Ole Miss, 13
Assists: Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss, 7
Blocks: Three tied at 2
Steals: Martavious Nemby, Ole Miss 3