Stainbrook Posted Team-Highs In Points And Rebounds.
Musketeers Have Made Tourney Eight Of Last Nine Years
Isaiah Philmore Scored A Career-High 23 Points
Christon Becomes Second Sophomore At Xavier To Reach 1,000-Career Points
Isaiah Philmore Scores 15 Points On Senior Night.
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.
Men's basketball players Semaj Christon, Isaiah Philmore and Justin Martin and head coach Chris Mack spoke to the media after learning that Xavier earned a 12-seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and would be playing No. 12 NC State in Dayton, Ohio.
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 senior Isaiah Philmore fielded questions from members of the media following the Musketeers' BIG EAST Championship semifinal loss to Creighton.
Xavier head coach Chris Mack and players Isaiah Philmore and Semaj Christon fielded questions from the media following the Musketeers 77-70 home loss to sixth-ranked Villanova.
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 Villonava 03/06/14
Xavier vs Creighton 03/01/14
2013-14: Team tri-captain ... Scored a career-high 23 points (17 in the second half) on 9-of-13 shooting from the field in Xavier's BIG EAST Tournament game against Creighton on March 14 ... had 11 points in the NCAA Tournament game, his fifth straight double-figure scoring game and 15th of the season ... Contributed 9.3 ppg. and 5.0 rpg. for the season, ranking third on the team and 17th in the BIG EAST in rebounding ... Ranked second on the team and third in the BIG EAST Conference in field goal percentage at .541 ... Had 11 points and nine rebounds at Seton Hall on March 3 and 15 points on March 6 vs. Villanova ... Scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds at DePaul on Jan. 20, including 11 and five in the second half ... Had a Xavier career-high 17 points to go with an XU career-high 12 rebounds in the win at Alabama on Dec. 21 that earned him a spot on the weekly five-member BIG EAST Honor Roll ... Had 15 points in the win over Bowling Green on Dec. 7; scored 12 straight Xavier points late in regulation of that game ... Scored 10 points vs. USC on Nov. 30 at the Battle 4 Atlantis and 10 more in the Morehead State win on Nov. 15.
1,000 POINT CLUB MEMBER: Scored 1,169 collegiate points, including 653 in two seasons at Towson and 516 points at Xavier ... reached the 1,000-point mark during the Creighton game on Jan. 12, 2014.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR in 2012-13: Scored 10.6 ppg. over the last 11 games as a junior, while shooting 56.3 percent (40-of-71) from the field...scored a Xavier career-high tying 16 points to go with an XU career-high 11 rebounds at Butler on March 9...had 15 points (one point shy of his Xavier career high) to go with six rebounds and two blocks in the Memphis win on Nov. 26 and 14 points to go with seven rebounds vs. UMass on March 2...second on the team in rebounding at 5.0 rpg. and sixth in scoring at 7.5 ppg...scored a Xavier career-high 16 points at Duquesne on Feb. 9 (to go with six rebounds), including nine points during Xavier's decisive 17-3 second-half run...had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting at Dayton on Feb. 16...hit all four of his shots from the field on his way to eight points in the Dayton win on Jan. 30 and followed that up by hitting all four of his shots at Richmond on Feb. 2 on his way to 10 points...had a big offensive rebound and stick back late in the game as part of his six-point, five-rebound effort at St. Bonaventure on Jan. 16...recorded his first double-double as a Musketeer with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Vanderbilt on Dec. 6...had 10 points and six rebounds in the win over Drake on Nov. 25, while he contributed eight points and seven rebounds at Purdue on Dec. 1...had six points and five rebounds at St. Bonaventure on Jan. 16, including a big offensive rebound and stick back in the closing minutes.
AS A MUSKETEER: Transfer from Towson who sat out the games in the 2011-12 season due to NCAA rules...also had to sit the first three regular season games of the 2012-13 season due to an oversight at Towson his freshman year with NCAA paperwork...played his first regular season games as a Musketeer in the DIRECTV Classic Nov. 22-25.
AS A SOPHOMORE AT TOWSON (2010-11): Towson's leading scorer with a 15.3 average, ranking sixth in the CAA...also grabbed 7.0 rpg., which ranked second on the team...led the Tigers in scoring 12 times...had double-doubles against Buffalo (21-11), Western Michigan (17-11), Delaware (22-11) and Drexel (15-10)...averaged 22.2 points and 8.5 rebounds over the last six regular season games...basketball coach: Pat Kennedy.
AS A FRESHMAN AT TOWSON (2009-10): Finished sixth in the balloting for CAA All-Rookie team...made 12 starts...averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds as a starter, shooting 50 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free-throw line.
Career Highs at Towson: Points - 33 vs. UNC-Wilmington (2-12-11); Rebounds - 11 at Delaware (2-23-11) and at Buffalo (11-20-10); Assists - 3 Three Times; Blocks - 4 vs. Drexel (2-26-11); Steals - 4 at La Salle (12-29-10) and vs. Georgia State (2-13-10); Turnovers - 6 vs. Coppin State (11-16-10); Minutes Played - 44 vs. UNC-Wilmington (2-12-11).
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 69 in his senior class by Rivals.com...was the all-time leading scorer in Hartford County high school basketball history as he scored 1,776 points in three years at John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md...averaged 40 points per game as a freshman at St. Xavier High School in Junction City, Kan.
PERSONAL: A liberal arts major...born September 20, 1989 in El Paso, Texas...parents are Annette Wagner and Ronald Philmore.
|XAVIER CAREER HIGHS|
|Points||23||vs. Creighton (March 14, 2014)|
|Field Goals Made||9||vs. Creighton (March 14, 2014)|
|Field Goals Attempted||13||vs. Creighton (March 14, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1||Twice, last vs. Massachusetts (March 2, 2013)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||3||at Purdue (December 1, 2012)|
|Free Throws Made||9||at Alabama (December 21, 2013)|
|Free Throws Attempted||12||Twice, last at Alabama (December 21, 2013)|
|Rebounds||12||at Alabama (December 21, 2013)|
|Assists||2||Seven Times, last vs. Marquette (March 13, 2014)|
|Blocks||3||vs. VCU (February 23, 2013)|
|Steals||2||vs. Creighton (March 1, 2014)|