Xavier 80, Georgetown 67 - Ok, first things first. Let's go to NBC Sports.com's Rob Dauster:
Xavier was down 53-36 in the second half and won 80-67. That's a 44-14 run that Georgetown gave up.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 16, 2014
What. The. Hell.
This gets screwier for the Hoyas. Semaj Christon committed his third and fourth fouls within 10 seconds of each other as the Hoyas led 61-56. Christon subbed out with 8:57 remaining. When Christon returned to the game, there was 3:25 remaining, and Xavier led 72-67.
To review: Xavier went on a 16-6 run with their best player on the bench, swinging them from down five to up five.
You can break that 44-14 run down further. Xavier finished on a 16-0 run over the final 6+ minutes, so it was a 28-14 run that turned the game around. Dee Davis was a terror for the Musketeers, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the second half.
Christon had 18 points to lead XU to victory, while Markel Starks scored a game high 19 points even though he missed his final five shots during Xavier's 16-0 run to close things out. You can head over to Banners On The Parkway and Casual Hoya for further discussion of this game.