Dee Davis had a career-high 15 assists on Friday night and Xavier scored 68 points in the opening half of a 117-75 victory over short-handed Fairleigh Dickinson in their season opener.
Xavier put together the second-best opening half in its history. The Musketeers scored 72 in the first half of a 122-95 win over Florida International on Feb. 24, 1988, the school record for points in a game.
The Musketeers finished with their most points since a 118-113 win over Loyola Marymount on Jan. 4, 1989.
Davis had his first career double-double at point guard, where he's taking over for Tu Holloway. He had a dozen assists in the first half alone, matching the school record for a sophomore. Davis finished with 22 points and 15 assists, tied for second-most in school history.
Lonnie Robinson scored 20 for Fairleigh Dickinson, which left four players at home for discipline.