CINCINNATI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- B.J. Raymond scored 23 points Wednesday and No. 10 Xavier got off to a quick start en route to a 69-47 beating of Charlotte.
Xavier won its ninth straight game, getting 17 points from Kenny Frease and 11 rebounds by Derrick Brown. The Musketeers improved to 18-2 for the season and are unbeaten in six Atlantic 10 Conference games. The only other unbeaten team in conference play is Saint Joseph's, which reached 5-0 with a win over Richmond Wednesday.
Charlotte (6-13, 1-5) was paced by Charlie Coley with 12 points. The 49ers have lost seven out of eight.
Xavier scored the game's first seven points and, after Charlotte closed within two, put together a 9-0 run to take control. The Musketeers owned a 31-13 lead at halftime.