IU shocked by Xavier

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Eric Gordon's soaring act never got off the ground, and Indiana stayed down with him.

C.J. Anderson and B.J. Raymond scored 19 points apiece, and Xavier handed the eighth-ranked Hoosiers their first loss, beating them 80-65 in the final of the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Saturday night.

Gordon had a rough night, and the Hoosiers could not get going without him.

Indiana's super freshman scored 20 points, just his second game with fewer than 30, while hitting 4 of 12 shots. D.J. White did his best to pick up the slack with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but he had little help.

Xavier (4-1) outscored Indiana (4-1) 13-3 over the final 3:54 of the first half to turn a one-point advantage into a 40-29 lead, and the Musketeers maintained control the rest of the way. Anderson shot 7-of-14, while Raymond hit 7 of 12. And both did a good job on the boards, with Raymond grabbing 10 rebounds and Anderson eight.

Drew Lavender added 13 points and six assists in his first game against his former coach, Kelvin Sampson. They spent two years together at Oklahoma, and Lavender helped the Sooners go 25-8 and reach the second round of the 2005 NCAA tournament before transferring.

Gordon was 1-of-6 with four points and spent the final 7:09 on the sideline after picking up his third foul.


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