CINCINNATI – Tu Holloway returned from a one-game suspension and scored 24 points to lead No. 13 Xavier to an 86-63 victory over IPFW on Tuesday night.
Holloway was suspended for the season opener against Morgan State for playing in too many summer league games, a violation of NCAA rules.
Xavier (2-0) got a big second half from junior guard Mark Lyons, who finished with 21 points. Lyons had just two points at halftime but went 4 of 6 from 3-point range after the break. Musketeers freshman Dezmine Wells scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half.
Frank Gaines had 22 points for IPFW (1-1).