2009 NCAA Tournament East Regional Semifinals
No. 9 Xavier 83, Temple 74 Photos by Doug Cochran
Butler 74, Xavier 65 Photos by Greg Rust
Musketeers hosted Ohio Bobcats Wednesday night, December 10, 2008. Xavier won 78-56.
Xavier 79, West Virginia 75 (OT)
2008-09: Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection...third on the team in scoring at 9.9 ppg., including his team-high 14-point game on 6-of-9 shooting from the field versus Portland State in the NCAA Tournament and his 15-point game against Saint Louis in the A-10 Tournament on 6-of-8 shooting from the field...also had five assists and four steals against SLU, which both tied his career highs...tied his career high for assists for a second straight game in the loss to Temple the following night...third on the team in rebounding at 5.5 rpg., including his team-high eight-rebound game against Wisconsin and his 10-rebound game at Duquesne...hit 8-of-12 from the field on his way to 19 points and six rebounds in the UMass win...scored in double figures 18 times, including nine of the 16 Atlantic 10 regular season games...had 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists at Charlotte and followed that up with a team-high 14 points against GW...had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists at St. Bonaventure...had 13 points to go with six rebounds and three assists against Saint Louis and 10 points with eight rebounds and four assists at Fordham...scored 17 points and tied a career high with 11 rebounds at Cincinnati...scored a career-high 22 points against Ohio on 7-of-9 shooting...MVP of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off...his 13 points against Virginia Tech included nine points after halftime.
1,000 POINTS: Scored 1,495 points in his college career...had 752 of his points in two years at Manhattan. 2007-08: Scored in double figures 22 times, including 18 points to go with seven rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over Purdue and a double-double with 12 points and a game-high tying 10 rebounds against West Virginia in the Regional Semifinal game...had 15 points to go with seven rebounds in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal win over Dayton...had a team-high 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the home win over George Washington on March 1...grabbed a team-high 6.4 rpg. for the 16 A-10 regular season games...for the season was second on the team in rebounding at 5.9 rpg., including a game-high eight rebounds in the win over Dayton at Cintas Center...ranked second on the team and 14th in the A-10 in offensive rebounding at 2.2 per game...fourth on the team in scoring at 10.7 ppg., including a team-high 16 in the win over La Salle, 13 points to go with a team-high tying eight rebounds at GW and 13 points and seven rebounds at UMass...recorded a double-double against St. Bonaventure with a then career-high 21 points on 9-of-13 field goal shooting to go with a career-high 11 rebounds...had another double-double against Duquesne on Feb. 21 with 13 points and 10 rebounds...2007 Chicago Invitational Challenge Co-MVP...averaged 14.5 ppg. and 6.8 rpg. for XU's four games in the tournament, including 19 points and eight rebounds to go with four assists in the Indiana win...scored a game-high 20 points in the Coppin State win. 2006-07: Sat out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
AT MANHATTAN (2005-06 and 2004-05): Appeared in the first 16 games as a sophomore, starting all 16 times for former XU assistant Bobby Gonzalez (now head coach at Seton Hall)...led the team in scoring at 18.8 ppg., rebounding at 9.4 rpg. and in minutes played at 37.3 mpg. before sitting out the final 15 games...was a 2004-05 Basketball Times All-Freshmen Second Team and CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American...played in 28 games, making 27 starts and averaging 16.1 ppg.
PREP SCHOOL (LAURINBURG PREP): Led Laurinburg (N.C.) Prep to a 28-6 mark in the 2003-04 season...averaged 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.4 steals a game...basketball coach: Chris Chaney.
HIGH SCHOOL (WINTON WOODS): Led his team to a sectional championship his senior season, while averaging 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game...named First Team All-City by the Cincinnati Enquirer and Second Team All-Ohio...basketball coach: David Lumpkin.
PERSONAL: A liberal arts major...born Sept. 4, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio...parents are Curtis Anderson, Sr. and Patricia Kelley.