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CINCINNATI -- With less weight and more quickness, guard Trevon Bluiett is turning into an all-around scorer at the heart of Xaviers offense. Adidas X_PLR Nere .Bluiett scored 15 of his 23 points during Xaviers dominant first half, and the seventh-ranked Musketeers remained unbeaten with an 85-55 victory over North Dakota State on Tuesday night.The Musketeers (7-0) opened with a decisive run for the second straight game. Bluiett hit the biggest shots and finished with seven assists and five rebounds. He dropped his weight from 217 to 194 pounds in the offseason to improve his quickness.Im trying not to rely on the 3-ball too much, said Bluiett, who went 3 of 8 from beyond the arc. Live by the 3, die by the 3, and I tried to change that philosophy. Losing weight kind of helped that, too. Ive been able to incorporate things into my game.Sean OMara added 12 points and five rebounds, and Malcolm Bernard had 10 points and eight rebounds.Xavier got up 30-10 during a 64-42 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday, giving up only 12 points in the first half -- the fewest it has allowed in any half since the shot clock was introduced for the 1985-86 season. Against North Dakota State (5-3) , the Musketeers opened with a 30-11 run and were never challenged.The Musketeers finished with 23 assists on 31 field goals.I thought the offense flowed well, we shared the ball a lot, Bernard said. I love the way we played on offense. I thought it was fun, it was exciting.Redshirt freshman Deng Geu scored a career-high 18 for the Bison, who trailed by as many as 36 points. Nobody else scored more than nine.Deng is only eight games into his varsity career, coach David Richman said. He has oodles and oodles of potential, but hes struggled with his confidence. It was good for him to hit that first 3. I thought he played better after that.POLL IMPLICATIONSXavier moved up two spots in this weeks poll to No. 7, where it started the season. The Musketeers have a chance to make their case for another jump with a game at No. 9 Baylor on Saturday.BIG PICTURENorth Dakota State: The Bison are 3-11 against ranked teams, with the wins over No. 13 Wisconsin in 2005-06, No. 9 Marquette in 2006-07, and No. 20 Oklahoma during the 2014 NCAA tournament.Xavier: Sophomore forward Kaiser Gates moved much better in his second game back from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He scored six points and had two rebounds in 14 minutes. Against Northern Iowa, Gates played 11 minutes, missed his only shot and picked up three fouls.His (conditioning) is probably the thing thats going to keep him back from playing more right now, its not his knee, coach Chris Mack said . We just feel like hes building toward being a full-time contributor. He took a better step tonight, a lot better step than against Northern Iowa.FAST STARTSXavier won its first 12 games last year and its first eight games in 2011, the Musketeers best starts during Macks eight seasons.QUIET SUMNERXavier point guard Edmond Sumner played only 12 minutes in the first half and didnt take a shot. He finished with five points and seven assists in 23 minutes, by far his season low.NO 3s ... OR ANYTHING ELSENorth Dakota States A.J. Jacobson was 14 of 18 on 3-points shots heading into the game, so Xavier locked in on him. Jacobson missed both of his shots and failed to score.UP NEXTNorth Dakota State plays at North Carolina A&T on Friday, ending a three-game road swing.Xavier has lost both its games against Baylor -- 69-64 during Macks first season as coach in 2009-10, and 75-70 in the third round of the 2012 NCAA tournament.---More AP college basketball: Adidas NMD R2 Primeknit .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Scarpe Adidas NMD R1 . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. MANAUS, Brazil -- Carli Lloyd is in her element.Known for making the most of big moments, the FIFA Womens World Player of the Year has picked up right where she left off when she scored a hat trick in the World Cup final last summer.Lloyd has scored a goal in each of the U.S. teams first two matches to open the Olympics, helping the Americans advance to the quarterfinals. Theyll play one more opening stage match on Tuesday against Colombia for position heading into the knockout round.I havent had a ton of chances in these games, but the chances I have had, Ive been ready, Lloyd said. Ive spent the last four years in front of the net just hammering away and shooting. And just kind of becoming a sniper in front goal.The United States, ranked No. 1 in the world, is vying for its fourth straight gold medal and fifth overall in the six Olympics since the womens game was added to the Games. The only other team to win gold was Norway in 2000 in Sydney.The Rio Games is Lloyds third Olympics. The first two helped establish her clutch reputation.At Beijing in 2008, she scored in overtime for a 1-0 victory against Brazil in the final.She was benched before the 2012 London Games by then-coach Pia Sundhage, who liked the combination of Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday in the central midfielder position. The demotion didnt last long, however, because Boxx was injured in the opener.Lloyd started the rest of the way and scored both goals in the gold-medal match against Japan.Shes the only player to score winning goals in consecutive Olympic finals. With two goals in Brazil, shes also the only American player to score multiple goals in three Olympics.Lloyd has eight career Olympic goals, second among Americans to Abby Wambach, who collected 10 before her retirement last year. Overall, Lloyd has 90 career goals.Of course, Lloyd is best known for the World Cup final last year in Canadda when she scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the final against Japan. Adidas NMD R1 Uomo. The United States won the game 5-2 for its third overall World Cup title.She has been able to find success in the big international tournaments because of her renowned focus and playmaking ability, but also because of her conditioning -- when other players are fatigued after the grind of several matches in a short period of time, Lloyd is still fresh.Lloyd was sidelined for some 10 weeks earlier this year after she sprained her right knee in late April during a match for her club team, the Houston Dash.But she has looked in peak condition in Brazil. She scored within the first nine minutes in a 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the opener, and then scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over third-ranked France.True to form, Lloyd was already looking ahead shortly after the win against France.The thing about this tournament is you cant dwell on anything too long, she said. Youve got to move on and focus on whats next.The matches Tuesday in Manaus, in the countrys Amazon region, are already sold out. The other is between host Brazil -- with superstar Marta -- and South Africa. Brazil has also advanced already to the quarterfinals, along with Canada.Colombia has already been eliminated. On Monday, coach Fabian Taborda said one of the teams top players, Catalina Usme, had an injured left knee. Lady Andrade and Carolina Arias are suffering exhaustion.Theres no way to know if Tabordas comments were simply gamesmanship.In the other matches on Tuesday: Australia plays Zimbabwe and New Zealand plays France in Salvador. 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