MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Taru Tuukkanen scored 31 points and 17th-ranked Xavier rode its hot shooting to post a 92-89 victory over Middle Tennessee State.
Jennifer Phillips added 20 points and Reetta Piipari handed out a school-record 17 assists for the Lady Musketeers (6-1), who shot 61 percent (34-of-56) from the field and rebounded from their first loss of the season.
Tuukkanen led the Lady Musketeers from the field, making 13-of-18 shots while also grabbing 11 rebounds. Jennifer Parr chipped in with 16 points and Nicole Levandusky 13 for Xavier.
Jamie Thomatis scored 28 points and Joanne Aluka 22 for Middle Tennessee State (4-2), which shot 49 percent (32-of-65) and committed 19 turnovers.
The Lady Raiders were facing a ranked opponent for the first time this season.