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CINCINNATI -- After a sloppy opening win, No. 11 Xavier spent its time working on defense. It was much improved the second time around.J.P. Macura scored 18 points and the Musketeers took advantage of 38 personal fouls by Buffalo, pulling away for an 86-53 victory on Monday night.The Musketeers (2-0) quickly opened a double-digit lead and got the balance back in their offense after relying on career highs for points by Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner in their opening 84-81 win over Lehigh. Bluiett and Sumner had 13 points apiece on Monday.We took a step forward today, said Rashid Gaston , who had nine points and seven rebounds.The defense was much better, too, allowing few uncontested shots.Practice these last past couple days have really geared toward defense, Gaston said. We had to play more team defense.Buffalo (1-1) couldnt keep up with Xaviers quickness and quickly got into foul trouble. The Bulls trailed 42-22 late in the first half and had more fouls (23) than points.Two Bulls fouled out with 8 minutes left in the game, and Xavier went 28 of 38 at the line. Macura made all of his 10 free throws.Our team used Buffalos aggressiveness to our advantage, coach Chris Mack said.Nick Perkins led the Bulls with 15 points, and they shot only 31 percent from the field. Some of the Bulls complained about the many fouls called, but coach Nick Oats didnt see it that way.We need to learn to play defense without fouling, Oats said. Our guys said they got (bad calls), but those officials worked the tournament. They didnt cost us 30 fouls.With the big lead, Mack was able to use some of the freshmen who struggled in the opening win. Guard Quentin Goodin was tentative in the opener, but had 11 points and four assists after the coaching staff urged him to relax.I wasnt really scared, just hesitant, Goodin said. Tonight I played loose, started having fun, and it worked out. I just played the way I did when they recruited me.A LOT OF WHISTLESThe officiating crew of John Gaffney, Brent Hampton and Alfred Smith also called 21 fouls on Xavier for 59 total. The Bulls went 13 of 21 on free throws.TOUGH AT HOMEThe Musketeers improved to 218-31 at the Cintas Center.POLL IMPLICATIONSXavier slipped from No. 7 -- the highest preseason ranking in its history -- to No. 11 in Mondays poll, based upon the Musketeers sloppy win over Lehigh. They looked much better in this one.BIG PICTUREBuffalo: Blake Hamilton, the Bulls top returning scorer and rebounder, missed most of the preseason workouts with a broken non-shooting hand. He had 11 points and eight rebounds in a 76-66 win over Niagara on Friday. Hamilton fouled out against Xavier with eight points and three rebounds.Xavier: The Musketeers had three turnovers and defensive lapses in the final 61 seconds of their win over Lehigh, so holding onto the ball was a point of emphasis. They turned it over only nine times.The biggest part with the turnovers is we just had to settle down, Gaston said.UP NEXTBuffalo: Hosts Nazareth on Thursday, the Bulls only home game out of their first nine. Their next home game is Dec. 10 against Coppin State.Xavier: Plays Missouri on Thursday in the opening round of the Tire Pros Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org Isaiah McKenzie Jersey . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. Cheap Football Broncos Jerseys . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. http://www.cheapbroncosjerseyssale.com/?tag=matt-lacosse-jersey-sale . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. DeMarcus Ware Jersey . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation. Authentic Denver Broncos Jerseys . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. TORONTO -- Team Sweden found out an hour before their game with Russia that they would be without their star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. During Swedens World Cup opener, Daniel Sedin told ESPNs Leah Hextall that news of their goalies illness circulated just before a game that would go a long way in determining which of these world hockey powers might advance from a stacked Group B.If theres a favorite in the group, its the Swedes. The only weakness, we all believed, was goaltending depth after Lundqvist.Not an issue if Lundqvist plays as expected. Definitely an issue if he doesnt even show up.And yet, there was backup goalie Jacob Markstrom, all 6-foot-6 of him, wiping out concerns that Lundqvists surprise absence created, making 27 saves in Swedens 2-1 win over Russia. The only player to beat him was Alex Ovechkin, who nearly did it twice in the final 33 seconds of the game, only to have an apparent game-tying goal disallowed because it was gloved in.In beating the Russians, the one perceived weakness Sweden might have had was alleviated. Team Canada laid down the gauntlet that they were the favorites by steamrolling the Czech Republic on Saturday, but this win by the 2014 Olympic silver-medalists might have been more impressive considering the circumstances.Sweden didnt have their star goalie against the powerful Russians. It didnt matter.They withstood an early push from a Russian team that clearly sensed an opportunity, with physical play that featured two monster hits from Ovechkin -- one on Niklas Hjalmarsson and the other on Victor Hedman.But there was no rattling the Swedes, who kept steady pressure on Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, then didnt miss when the best opportunities presented themselves.Gabriel Landeskog scored on a one-timer four minutes into a power play and Hedman followed with his own one-timer, drriving down the middle of the ice and absolutely connecting on a nice backhand feed from Carl Hagelin.ddddddddddddMarkstrom played well when tested, including a nice save on a Nikolay Kulemin one-timer in the second period, but it was the play in front of him that was more impressive.Sweden limited the Russians scoring chances, doing a great job occupying offensive-zone time with the Sedins leading the way with a cycle that needs its own wing in the Hall of Fame.The Russians missed an opportunity, to be sure. They had the best team in their group playing without their most important player, and they still couldnt capitalize despite Ovechkins near heroics at the end. There usually isnt enough time in a short tournament like this to recover.As for the Swedes, perhaps they rely less on Lundqvist than originally believed. If so, thats a major problem for the rest of the World Cup field.Three Stars1. Victor Hedman, D, Sweden: Bobrovsky was sharp in goal for Russia, but its no easy task turning aside a one-timer from Hedman when hes driving down the middle of the ice. Hedman was a key part of Swedens defensive play as well, helping shut down a powerful Russian attack, leading all Swedes in ice time.2. Jacob Markstrom, G, Sweden: He wasnt severely tested but made the saves when he had to while answering the call after being put in a tough spot. He played an economical game, letting his big frame do the heavy lifting, showed strong poise and looked good handling the puck.3. 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