XU Celebrated Another Sweet 16 Season
Second Straight Year On National All-Jesuit Team
Three Musketeers Scored in Double Figures
Xavier Plays Baylor on Friday
XU Is No Stranger To Big 12 Teams In The NCAA Tournament
Andre Walker, Kenny Frease, Tu Holloway were honored as the three departing seniors at the 2012 Xavier Men's Basketball Banquet.
Three seniors and head coach Chris Mack had the chance at the 2012 Men's Basketball Banquet to talk about the year and thank fans for their support.
Postgame comments in the locker room from Xavier athletes and head coach Chris Mack.
Xavier held a press conference prior to heading to its fourth Sweet 16 in five years. The Musketeers were represented by senior guard Tu Holloway and head coach Chris Mack. No. 10 Xavier plays No. 3 Baylor at 7:15 p.m. on Friday in Atlanta.
Xavier celebrated a 70-58 victory over Lehigh University to advance to the Sweet 16. The Musketeers become just one of four schools in the nation to make four of the last five Sweet 16s.
Xavier vs. Baylor - NCAA Tournament - AP Photos - 03/23/12
AP photos from today's game
Xavier vs St. Bonnaventure A10 Championship 03/11/12
Xavier vs SLU A10 Semifinal 03/10/12
Xavier vs. Dayton A10 Second Round 03/09/12
A WINNER: His teams won 100 games in four seasons (25 wins per year), while making four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16s...also won three A-10 regular season titles in four years.
A LEADER: Team scoring leader at 17.5 ppg. (second in the A-10) ...scored 25 points, including 17 in the second half, in the win over Notre Dame on March 16 and 21 points, including 15 in the second half, in the win over Lehigh on March 18...finished his great career with 22 points in the Regional Semifinal against Baylor on March 23...scored 21.2 ppg. in the A-10 and NCAA Tournaments combined...his 22.7 ppg. scoring average in the 2012 NCAA Tournament was fourth among all players and first among players on teams that won at least one game...first on the team in assists at 4.9 apg. (fourth in the A-10)...the only A-10 player in the top five in the A-10 in scoring and assists...had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds vs. Rhode Island on Feb. 8 and a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists vs. Duquesne on Jan. 11...led the team in steals at 1.5 spg. (eighth in A-10) and 86.2 percent free throw percentage (second in A-10).
2011-12 HONOR ROLL: 2011-12 Lute Olson All-America Team (CollegeInsider.com), his second straight year on that team...NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) All-District 4 First Team and Atlantic 10 Conference First Team for the second straight year...also on a number of honorable mention All-America lists...named to the National All-Jesuit Team for the second straight year...2012 A-10 All-Championship Team selection after averaging 19.7 ppg. for XU's three games...earned A-10 Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Dayton on Feb. 18 that included 32 points, six rebounds and five assists...scored XU's last three points of regulation on a 3-point play and scored seven of XU's 11 points in overtime...he earned ESPN.com and CollegeInsider.com National Player of the Week and Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week in December...averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the Vanderbilt (Nov. 28) and Purdue (Dec. 3) wins...scored 10 of XU's 16 points in overtime at Vandy and scored XU's final 11 points over the final 1:48 in the Purdue comeback victory.
TOP 10 AMONG XU ALL-TIME SCORERS; TOP 3 ALL-TIME AT XU IN ASSISTS: Scored 1,833 career points, which ranks sixth on XU's all-time scoring list...dished off 550 career assists, which is third on XU's all-time list...dished off 100 or more assists and led the team in assists in three straight seasons.
FREE THROW MARKSMAN: His career free throw percentage of 85.2 percent is a new school record, breaking the XU record previously held by Joe Geiger (.843 from 1961-64)...hit 86.2 percent from the free-throw line (second in the Atlantic 10) as a senior...broke the XU single game record for accuracy when he hit a perfect 17-of-17 from the free throw line at Richmond on Jan. 29, 2011...broke the XU single season records for free throws made (A-10 record 235) and attempted (270) as a junior...hit 675 career free throws, which broke the school record of 2003 National Player of the Year David West (662 from 1999-2003)...hit 27 straight free throws at one point as a freshman.
AS A JUNIOR: 2010-11 Third Team Associated Press All-American...also was named 2010-11 Third Team All-American by Sporting News, Basketball Times, SI.com, CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com among others...
2009-10: Second on the team in scoring at 12.1 ppg., including 26 points versus Kansas State in the classic 2010 NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal against Kansas State...star of the win over Cincinnati, scoring a season-high 26 points...22 double-figure scoring games.
PERSONAL: A liberal arts major...was born August 21, 1989 in Hempstead, New York...parents are Angela and Terrell Holloway.