No. 25 Xavier escapes Virginia Tech behind Johnson’s 30


              Virginia Tech's David N'Guessan (1) keeps the ball away from Xavier's Paul Scruggs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Dwon Odom takes the ball from Virginia Tech's Storm Murphy during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Virginia Tech's Storm Murphy (5) steals the ball from Xavier's Ben Stanley (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Virginia Tech's Justyn Mutts (25) drives past Xavier's Paul Scruggs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Paul Scruggs (1) drives past Virginia Tech's Hunter Cattoor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Jack Nunge (24) looks to pass over Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Dwon Odom (11) drives to the basket past Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Jack Nunge (24) clenches his fist after making a 3-point basket against Virginia Tech during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. Xavier won 59-58. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Nate Johnson (10) and Paul Scruggs react late in the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. Xavier won 59-58. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Xavier's Nate Johnson (10) shoots a 3-point basket in front of Virginia Tech's Sean Pedulla (3) in the final seconds of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in New York. Xavier won 59-58. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
No. 25 Xavier escapes Virginia Tech behind Johnson’s 30