NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-Kennesaw State vs Xavier

Mar 17, 2023; Greensboro, NC, USA; Xavier Musketeers forward Jerome Hunter (2) gestures during the second half against the Kennesaw State Owls at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Trailing by 13 midway through the second half, third-seeded Xavier reeled off 15 straight points to rally for a 72-67 victory over 14th-seeded Kennesaw State in Midwest Regional first-round play Friday afternoon at Greensboro, N.C.

Colby Jones' free throw with 18.3 seconds left snapped the game's final tie, then Jack Nunge swatted Terrell Burden's go-ahead layup off the board with seven seconds to go to save the Musketeers (26-9).

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