SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)—Terrell Holloway hit 10-of-10 free throws in the second half as Xavier relinquished a halftime lead and had to rally to beat Missouri 75-71 Thursday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip Off.
Derrick Brown led Xavier (3-0) with 16 points. Demarre Carroll was 6-of-6 from the field in the second half and finished with 17 points for Missouri (2-1).
Xavier led 35-32 at halftime. A pair of free throws by Carroll gave Missouri a 45-43 lead at 14:10, and although Xavier led by a point twice after that, the Tigers went up by seven on a free throw by Leo Lyons with 7:04 to play.
From that point, Holloway made all 10 free throws, giving the Musketeers the lead for good at 71-70 with 1:21 remaining. His last two came with 4 seconds left.