CINCINNATI – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Xavier’s 57-52 victory over Temple on Thursday at the Cintas Center:
Best performance: This was a tough one. But I gave it to Xavier’s Semaj Christon after the freshman point guard scored a game-high 16 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Ten of his points came in the first half. He also finished with two steals in 31 minutes.
Worst performance: This has to go Temple’s Khalif Wyatt. Four days after dominating sixth-ranked Kansas, the senior guard struggled mightily against the Musketeers. Wyatt was held to five points on 2-for-11 shooting. He was 0-for-5 on threes. The Norristown native was ineffective and became visibly frustrated with the officiating. Let’s just say that this was a game Wyatt wants to forget.
Best defensive performance: Xavier reserve guard Landen Amos gets this award after blocking a shot and helping to bottle-up Wyatt. The junior grabbed four rebounds – three defensive - in 22 minutes.