Xavier beats Fairleigh Dickinson 117-75

Xavier beats Fairleigh Dickinson 117-75
November 9, 2012, 9:14 pm
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Xavier forward Jeff Robinson (21) dunks against Fairleigh Dickinson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)


CINCINNATI (AP) Dee Davis had a career-high 15 assists on Friday night and Xavier scored 68 points in the opening half of a 117-75 victory over short-handed Fairleigh Dickinson in their season opener.

Xavier put together the second-best opening half in its history. The Musketeers scored 72 in the first half of a 122-95 win over Florida International on Feb. 24, 1988, the school record for points in a game.

The Musketeers finished with their most points since a 118-113 win over Loyola Marymount on Jan. 4, 1989.

Davis had his first career double-double at point guard, where he's taking over for Tu Holloway. He had a dozen assists in the first half alone, matching the school record for a sophomore. Davis finished with 22 points and 15 assists, tied for second-most in school history.

Lonnie Robinson scored 20 for Fairleigh Dickinson, which left four players at home for discipline.