#8 Xavier Loses Suffers First Loss Without Suspended Stars
Tu Holloway, Mark Lyons and Dezmine Wells were all unavailable for Xavier's tilt yesterday with Oral Roberts. Without the three starters, the Musketeers suffered an embarassing 64-42 loss to the Golden Eagles, their first of the season and their lowest point total in 11 years. The three starters were sidelined due to a brawl that took place in their game against rival Cincinnati. The return of star PG Holloway should help in Xavier's next game, but Lyons and Wells still will be sidelined as Xavier takes on scrappy Long Beach State on Thursday.