After a perfectly even first 40 minutes, the Musketeers jumped all over Vanderbilt in overtime, starting the extra session on an 8-0 run and outscoring the Commodores 16-4 in overtime.
Xavier's backcourt dominated the game, as Tu Holloway easily outscored Vanderbilt 10-4 all by himself in overtime, hitting a pair of triples before Vanderbilt even scored and then icing the game by making four straight free throws. He finished with 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Backcourt mate Mark Lyons was also excellent, adding 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Together they played 82 combined minutes and committed just two turnovers.
John Jenkins led Vanderbilt with 20 points but was the only Commodore to score in overtime.