Xavier leads Charlotte 31-22 at the half. Xavier gets good shots, goes relentlessly to the basket and runs.
The 49ers shoot from the outside. Thus, they have taken only one free throw in the first half, and they didnt take it until only 1:48 remained.
Xavier sophomore guard Jordan Crawford, a transfer from Indiana, is big time. He finished the half with 13 points and three assists.
Before the game, two college basketball games were shown on the press room television sets. Boston College-North Carolina was not among them.