Not all impressive dunks count on the scoreboard. Wednesday night Xavier forward Jalen Reynolds followed up a missed layup attempt by teammate Myles Davis with a quality finish over Seton Hall freshman Desi Rodriguez. Unfortunately for Reynolds and the Musketeers the basket didn’t count, as the officials ruled that Davis was fouled on his shot attempt.
Reynolds finished the game with six points and seven rebounds as the Musketeers beat the 19th-ranked Pirates 69-58 in Cincinnati.
Xavier sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds hammered home this one-handed dunk in the first half to break a 22-22 tie with UTEP.
The Miners ended up handing the Musketeers their first loss of the season with a 77-73 win in the Wooden Legacy semifinals on Friday evening in Fullerton, California. UTEP will play Washington on Sunday for the championship. Xavier will play Long Beach State in the third-place game. The Musketeers already beat the 49ers earlier this season with a 97-74 win at home on Nov. 18.
The 6-foot-9 Reynolds scored nine of Xavier’s 24 bench points while also grabbing seven boards in 26 minutes of action.
On Friday night, Xavier hosted its annual Musketeer Madness.
From the start, head coach Chris Mack once again stole the show with the help of his two daughters, Lainee and Hailee, as they rapped ‘Paul Revere’ by the Beastie Boys. Later in the evening, the dunk contest provided its share of memorable moments, as well. While sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds won the dunk contest, freshman forward Makinde London might have had the most impressive dunk on the evening.
The 6-foot-10 Montverde Academy (Florida) product juggled three basketballs before throwing one in the air and dunking the remaining two.