Lawrence Westbrook’s 3 with 30 seconds play tied the Minnesota/Xavier game. It’s been even throughout. He is Minnesota’s leading scorer with 15 points, plus three rebounds.
Minnesota’s seven team blocks versus zero Xavier blocks have kept the Golden Gopher’s in the game. It doesn’t hurt that Xavier is shooting 21 percent from the floor (9-of-41).
Xavier could run away with this game if they settle down and hit shots. They are outshooting Minnesota 66 percent to 25 percent from the free throw line. Coupled with better field goal percentage, Xavier could be in good shape.