Xavier had little problems with Texas Southern, winning 102-83 to advance to the round of 32.

The Tigers stood their ground for most of the first half, but Xavier proved to be too strong and just plain better, as JP Macura exploded for 29 points, Trevon Bluiett added 26 points, and Kerem Kanter had a very solid 24 points.

The Musketeers will face off against Florida State on Sunday.