M. Davis, Bluiett set new career highs as Musketeers overcome 13 point deficit
Musketeers and Blue Demons Set for Noon Tip
Musketeers Close Second Half on 9-0 Run to Force Overtime
Game Will Be Televised by FOX Sports Net, including FOX Sports Ohio
After cold shooting first, Musketeers shoot 8-of-16 from three in second half
Xavier's Isaiah Philmore, Dee Davis, Semaj Christon, Justin Martin, Matt Stainbrook and head coach Chris Mack answered questions from the media prior to Xavier's opening round game against 12-seed NC State in the NCAA Tournament.
Highlights from No. 3-seed Xavier's 86-78 loss to two-seed Creighton in the 2014 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship semifinals.
Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack and players Justin Martin, Dee Davis and Semaj Christon fielded questions from the media following Xavier's 75-69 home victory over No. 9 Creighton.
Xavier men's basketball players Dee Davis and Semaj Christon and head coach Chris Mack fielded questions from members of the media following Xavier's 64-50 road win at Butler.
Dee Davis spoke about the men's basketball team's upcoming trip to Butler in BIG EAST action.
Xavier vs. N.C. State - First Round NCAA Tournament 03/18/14
Xavier vs. Creighton 03/14/14 - BIG EAST Semi Final
Xavier vs. Marquette - BIG EAST Tournament 03/13/14
Xavier vs Creighton 03/01/14
Xavier defeats Providence, 59-53
PRESEASON HONOR ROLL: 2014-15 preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team selection by collegesportsmadness.com.
AS A JUNIOR (2013-14): Named 2013-14 Fourth Team All-BIG EAST Conference by collegesportsmadness.com ... First on the team in assists for the season at 4.7 apg., which ranked second in the BIG EAST Conference ... Led the team in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.40-to-1.00 (sixth in the BIG EAST), including 2.85-to-1.00 for BIG EAST regular season games only (third in BIG EAST) ... Contributed 8.5 ppg. and 5.2 apg. for BIG EAST regular season games, including 15 points on the strength of 4-of-5 3-point shooting to go with five assists vs. Creighton on March 1 ... 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field to go with seven assists, two steals and only one turnover vs. DePaul on Feb. 19 ... Ranked 13th in the BIG EAST in 3-point percentage (.371), including 4-of-5 vs. DePaul on Feb. 19 and vs. Creighton on March 1 ... Named to the five-member BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll after contributing season-high 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field to go with seven assists and one turnover on Jan. 15 vs. Georgetown ... Contributed 12 big second-half points in the Jan. 4 win over Butler and 13 points to go with a game-high six assists vs. Marquette on Jan. 9 ... Hit four 3-pointers on his way to 14 points to go with eight assists at Creighton on Jan. 12 ... 12 points in the win at Alabama on Dec. 21 ... Had eight points, eight assists, a career-high six rebounds and four steals in the Bowling Green win on Dec. 7 ... Scored 15 points on the strength of three 3-pointers in the win over Miami on Nov. 20 ... Had a game-high nine assists to go with three steals vs. Morehead State on Nov. 15, his first action of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Tied for team-high scoring honors with 15 points against VCU on Feb. 23 despite having to sit out the final 13:35 due to injury ... Scored 13 first-half points in helping XU build a 13-point halftime lead ... Scored a team-high 14 points, dished off three assists, and came up big defensively, while being named the Blackburn/McCafferty MVP by the media in the win over Dayton on Jan. 30 ... Scored 10 points in the Fordham win on Feb. 13 ... XU was 7-2 when Davis scored in double figures ... Returned to the lineup in the La Salle game on Jan. 19, contributing seven assists and only one turnover ... Played only 10 minutes against Temple on Jan. 10 due to a left wrist injury suffered in that game and he sat out the Jan. 12 George Washington and Jan. 16 St. Bonaventure games...Third on the team in scoring at 8.2 ppg. ... Second on the team and 15th in the Atlantic 10 Conference in assists at 3.4 apg.
ATLANTIC 10 HONORS AFTER A RECORD-SETTING 2012-13 OPENER: Earned Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week honors and also was named as one of ESPN's "Best of the Best" Top Performers of the weekend after scoring a career-high 22 points on the strength of a career-high five 3-pointers to go with a career-high 15 assists in Xavier's season-opening win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 9 ... His previous highs were 10 points and six assists against Oral Roberts on Dec. 18, 2011 ... Hit 8-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range ... His 15 assists set a new Xavier sophomore record and tied for the second-best assist mark by any Xavier player ... The 15 assists were just three shy of the school record of 18, which was set by Keith Walker against Detroit in the 1979-80 season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12): Came up big off the bench in the NCAA Tournament win over Lehigh on March 18, logging 29 minutes and providing excellent pressure defense in addition to hitting two big 3-pointers ... Played in all 36 games ... Made his second start of the season against Saint Louis on Jan. 25...Swiped a career-high four steals versus Southern Illinois on Dec. 25 ... Connected on two 3-pointers at La Salle on Jan. 4 ... Made his first collegiate start on Dec. 18 against Oral Roberts, recording season highs for points (10), assists (6), rebounds (3), field goals (3), free throws (4) and minutes played (34) ... Played well in 20 minutes against Georgia, contributing five points, two rebounds and two steals in addition to his pressure defense ... Played 22 minutes in his collegiate debut against Morgan State on Nov. 11, contributing two points, two assists and two steals.
HONOR ROLL: Davis was ranked No. 22 at point guard by ESPN.com, No. 23 by Scout.com and No. 24 by Rivals.com ... Rivals also listed Davis as the No. 120 player overall.
AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH: Won the 4A State Championship as a sophomore and a senior and was named MVP of the state tournament both years ... Averaged 21.6 points, 5.7 assists and 2.4 steals a game as a senior while leading his team to a 26-2 overall record and the state title ... Two-time All-State selection ... Finished his career with 1,582 career points and 471 career assists, while helping Bloomington South compile a 75-3 record during his three seasons as the starting point guard ... Team had a streak of 49 straight wins that ended in the postseason tournament his junior year ... Eric Fromm (Butler) was one of his high school teammates ... Basketball coach: J.R. Holmes.
PERSONAL: Given name is Darwin Davis...Sport Management major...born March 10, 1993 in Bloomington, Ind...parents are Darwin Davis Sr. and Leslie Davis...father played baseball in the New York Mets organization...mother was a four-year varsity athlete in high school.
|XAVIER CAREER HIGHS|
|Points||22||vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (November 9, 2012)|
|Field Goals Made||8||vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (November 9, 2012)|
|Field Goals Attempted||11||vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (November 9, 2012)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||5||vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (November 9, 2012)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||7||Twice, last vs. Vanderbilt (December 6, 2012)|
|Free Throws Made||8||vs. Marquette (January 9, 2014)|
|Free Throws Attempted||9||vs. Marquette (January 9, 2014)|
|Rebounds||6||vs. Bowling Green (December 7, 2013)|
|Assists||15||vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (November 9, 2012)|
|Blocks||1||vs. St. John's (December 31,2013)|
|Steals||5||vs. Marquette (March 13, 2014)|