CINCINNATI – Tu Holloway scored 21 points, including three consecutive three-pointers in the last two minutes, and No. 11 Xavier roared back from a 19-point second-half deficit to pull out a 66-63 win over Purdue on Saturday.
Holloway personally capped the Musketeers’ comeback with six straight points that gave Xavier a 61-60 lead with 1:06 left. It was Xavier’s first lead since 2-0 in the first two minutes.
After Purdue’s Robbie Hummel tied the game with a free throw with 55.8 seconds left, Holloway calmly sank his third straight three-pointer with 40 seconds left to give the Musketeers a 64-61 lead and two free throws with 21.7 seconds left for the final margin.
Mark Lyons added 14 points and Kenny Frease and Andre Walker each finished with 10 as the Musketeers (6-0) overcame their highest turnover total since the 2008-2009 season to remain undefeated.
For more on this game, read Sunday's Journal Gazette