Mizzou can’t solve road woes in 78-66 defeat at Xavier

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CINCINNATI (AP) — James Farr matched his career high with 15 points as part of his double-double, and Xavier pulled away in the second half to a 78-66 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night, the Tigers’ 16th consecutive loss on the road.

Farr also tied his career high with 14 rebounds as Xavier (2-0) dominated the boards. Trevon Bluiett scored 18 points as Xavier had five players in double figures. The Musketeers surged ahead by 15 points in the second half and were never threatened.

The Tigers (2-1) were hoping that their freshman-infused lineup could end that long road losing streak and pull one out in a tough place to win. Xavier is 202-30 at the Cintas Center. The Tigers were playing their third game in five days, coming off wins at home over Wofford and Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Cullen VanLeer led the Tigers with 13 points.