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Xavier grinds out win vs. Marshall

Xavier grinds out win vs. Marshall

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CINCINNATI -- Ninth-ranked Xavier's victory over Marshall never was in serious doubt Tuesday night. Its biggest concern now is getting healthy before Friday's game at Northern Iowa. Kerem Kanter scored 16 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds, and Tyrique Jones added 14 points and 11 boards to help Xavier overcame several key injuries to defeat Marshall 81-77 at the Cintas Center. "We're light on scholarship players right now," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "I'm proud of my team. I was super-charged about our team not making excuses." Kanter had his second double-double of the season while playing a career-high 35 minutes. Sean O'Mara and Quentin Goodin each scored 14 points, helping Xavier (11-1) win its sixth straight game. The front-line trio of Kanter, Jones, and O'Mara combined for...