At the first time out, the large contingent from Cincinnati that made the trip to Boston has had more to cheer about.
Xavier has grabbed an early lead over Pittsburgh, 9-4, at the first official media time out with 15:14 remaining in the first half.
This game has come as advertised early on. Lots of loose balls and missed shots and physical play under the glass.
Each team has made just 2 of their first 9 shots from the floor.