St. Xavier began the second half with an 8 - 2 run to extend their lead to 10. However, Holy Cross did not go down easily. The Saints answered with a 7 - 0 run of their own to cut the lead to 3. After a quick timeout the Cougars came out firing in the final 10 minutes of the game. St. Xavier pulled out a 94 - 74 victory. Elliott Jones Jr. led the Saints with 22 points on 7 - 20 shooting. Julian Scott of St. Xavier led all scorers with 31.