It was an all-around strong night for the Xavier men's basketball team. The Musketeers beat Saint Joseph's 68-55 to improve to 4-1 in the A-10 and stretch its home conference winning streak to 43 games.
A BIG FACTOR: Contributed eight points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the Memphis win on Feb. 26...grabbed a career-high tying and game-high 10 rebounds at Dayton on Feb. 16...grabbed a career-high and game-high 10 rebounds at Saint Joseph's on Jan. 26...third on the team in rebounding at 4.8 rpg...scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds, including four offensive, in the win over Dayton on Jan. 30...seventh on the team in scoring at 6.8 ppg., including a 10-point game on Feb. 13 vs. Fordham...XU is 8-1 when Robinson scores in double figures this season...came up big against La Salle on Jan. 19 with 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high three blocks...sat out the Tennessee game on Dec. 29 but has come on strong since that date...came back at Wake Forest on Jan. 2 to contribute 10 points and six rebounds...was back in the starting lineup vs. Temple on Jan. 10, contributing six points, seven rebounds and two steals...then scored 14 points to go with six rebounds and two steals in the GW win on Jan. 12...scored all 13 of his points and grabbed six of his seven rebounds in the second half of Xavier's win over Drake on Nov. 25; hit 5-of-5 from the field in the second half...led XU in scoring in the Butler win on Nov. 13 with 17 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals.
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): Contributed four points and a career-high eight rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench in the NCAA Tournament win over Lehigh on March 18...had seven points and six rebounds in 14 minutes against Charlotte on March 3...had an impressive five-game stretch in Atlantic 10 play from Jan. 11-25, averaging 10.8 ppg. and 4.4 rpg., while shooting 77.4 percent (24-of-31) from the field over that stretch...his scoring bursts against Duquesne (12 points) on Jan. 11, St. Bonaventure (13 points) on Jan. 14, Saint Joseph's (12 points) on Jan. 18 and Saint Louis (10 points) on Jan. 25 were his only four double-figure scoring games of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Started scored a career-high and game-high 22 points in the win over La Salle on Feb. 22, while hitting 8-of-10 shots from the field...his high-flying dunk right before the four-minute media timeout of the first half in the La Salle game earned him the No. 6 "Play of the Day" on ESPN's SportsCenter and was selected as an ESPN "Gym Gem"...followed up the career offensive night against La Salle with a solid game at Dayton on Feb. 27, contributing eight points and six rebounds in 21 minutes...grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Richmond on Jan. 29 and again at Saint Joseph's on Feb. 16...came up big off the bench in the win at St. Bonaventure on Jan. 19, scoring 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field...made his first two collegiate starts in the first two games...posted 11 points and six rebounds in his start against IPFW on Nov. 16...in his third game, Robinson came off the bench against Iowa on Nov. 19 and had a big night with a then career-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Tied his season highs for points with six and rebounds with three in just seven minutes against Fordham on Jan. 31...also played well in seven minutes against Bowling Green on Nov. 17, hitting all three of his field goal attempts for a season-high six points.
AT LAWRENCE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL: Helped his team to a 25-3 record as a senior and a final ranking of No. 3 in Class 4A for the state of Indiana...former teammates during his Lawrence North career included Greg Oden and Mike Conley...basketball coach: Jack Keefer.
PERSONAL: A sociology major...was born September 1, 1990 in Indianapolis, Ind...full name is Jeffrey Wayne Robinson Jr...parents are Jeffrey Robinson Sr., Liz Robinson and Carol Robinson...father played basketball at Pittsburgh and earned letters in 1983 and 1984.