Jackson-Davis scores 30 points, No. 12 Indiana beats Xavier 81-79

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 30 points, Xavier Johnson had 23 and No. 12 Indiana endured a late rally to beat Xavier 81-79 on Friday night.

The Hoosiers (3-0) led 78-70 with 2:25 to go, but Xavier rallied within a point in the final minute. Adam Kunkel missed a potential go-ahead layup with 2 seconds left.

“I was worried about getting in,” said Hoosiers coach Mike Woodson. “(Xavier) is good. They are big, strong, they can shoot. We’ve had winning games on the track.

Zach Freemantle and Souley Boum each scored 15 points to lead Xavier. Jack Nunge added 14 points and Kunkel had 13.

“Before Thanksgiving, there aren’t many college basketball games that are this good,” said Musketeers coach Sean Miller. “I am happy with our performance. It came to an end. Our offense was certainly good enough to win. Our defense wasn’t good enough.”

The Musketeers (3-1) were given a boost by the return of Colby Jones, who missed a game and was restricted from training this week with a right ankle injury. He was released for the game before warm-up and had 13 points and six assists.

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