Originally Posted by Boston Red
Man, Xavier looks bad without Holloway. If Holloway can't play, I'm not particularly confident about the UC game.
The most troubling thing from last night's game was the lack of defensive intensity in the second half. Miller lit them up apparently. He made a point at the beginning of the postgame show to note that AU scored 37 points in the last 12 minutes of the game. That is death for this Xavier team, because points are always going to be at a premium.
With that said, I don't think it was all bad last night. Raymond appears to have found his stroke, we played very well on offense in spurts.
I do think X is set up for a real stinker of a result (see Arizona State last year) but I suspect it's coming against Duke. The UC game should be characteristically tight.