WATCH: Xavier caps incredible 22-point comeback over ETSU with Trevon Bluiett winner
For 25 minutes of game time, nothing went right for Chris Mack’s Xavier team.
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But Mack rallied his troops, and the buckets started falling.
Trevon Bluiett dropped in two threes in 24 seconds…
…and Sean O’Mara said no…
OH MY O'MARA! pic.twitter.com/IvkSmlbp0B— Xavier Gameday (@XavierGameday) December 16, 2017
…and then a deep 3 tied the game with less than a minute to play…
TIE BALLGAME pic.twitter.com/m3zyWXJ1NA— Xavier Gameday (@XavierGameday) December 16, 2017
…and, well, in the end, Bluiett (who else?) did this to lead his team to a dramatic home win:
Who else would you want taking that shot?! pic.twitter.com/Zhqwy1mdsP— Xavier Gameday (@XavierGameday) December 16, 2017
Xavier, which advanced to 10-1, outscored ETSU 39-15 over the final 14:25 of Saturday afternoon’s dramatic 68-66 win, an impressive muscle flex from the team. The Musketeers turned up the defensive effort, holding the Buccaneers to 23 percent from the field during that stretch.
Obviously, Mack & Co. probably don’t want to fall behind by nearly two dozen points to anyone, but Saturday's win showed the Musketeers have something great teams always want: the resolve to mount a comeback.