Xavier Outlasts St. Bonaventure 84-77 in NIT Semifinals
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Nunge, Adam Kunkel and Zach Freemantle each scored 18 points, and Xavier outlasted St. Bonaventure 84-77 in the NIT semifinals. Colby Jones added 16 points and Nate Johnson had 10 for the Musketeers, who will face Texas A&M for the tournament championship Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The Aggies cruised to a 72-56 victory over Washington State in the second semifinal. Dominick Welch led St. Bonaventure with 25 points. Jaren Holmes and Kyle Lofton each scored 15. Xavier led by 19 in the first half but struggled to put away the Bonnies, who got within six twice in the closing minutes. The Musketeers made enough free throws that it never became a one-possession game.