XU Celebrated Another Sweet 16 Season
Three Musketeers Scored in Double Figures
Xavier Plays Baylor on Friday
XU Is No Stranger To Big 12 Teams In The NCAA Tournament
Xavier's Fifth Sweet Sixteen in Nine Seasons
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.
Kenny Frease stepped up for one of the biggest games of his career against No. 15 seed Lehigh on Sunday night in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
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 St. Bonnaventure A10 Championship 03/11/12
Xavier vs SLU A10 Semifinal 03/10/12
Xavier vs. Dayton A10 Second Round 03/09/12
Xavier vs Charlotte 03/03/12
02/25/12 - Richmond
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.
AMONG XU ALL-TIME LEADERS IN SCORING, REBOUNDING BLOCKED SHOTS AND GAMES PLAYED: Finished his career with 1,103 points, which is good for 37th place on XU's all-time scoring list...his 723 career rebounds place him in 14th place in XU history...his 130 blocked shots rank fourth in Xavier history...played in 137 games, which ties the school record.
2011-12: Third on the team in scoring at 10.2 ppg., first in rebounding at 6.1 rpg. (15th in the Atlantic 10) and first in blocks at 1.1 bpg...scored in double figures 22 times as a senior...averaged 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds over the last 10 games...even better in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 17.7 ppg., while shooting 71.0 percent from the field...recorded his fifth double-double of the season and the 12th of his career with a career-high 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field to go with 12 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over Lehigh on March 18...scored 18 on 7-of-10 shooting in his final game against Baylor on March 23...scored 18 points against Charlotte on March 3 and added 17 in the A-10 Championship Quarterfinal win over Dayton on March 9...recorded other double-doubles: March 3 vs. Charlotte with 18 points and 12 rebounds., Feb. 25 vs. Richmond with 19 points and 14 rebounds, Feb. 4 at Memphis with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and Dec. 10 vs. Cincinnati with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go with four blocks...had a team-high 40 blocked shots (1.1 bpg.), including a career-high six blocks against IPFW on Nov. 15...contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in the Miami (Ohio) win on Nov. 18...had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the Georgia win on Nov. 25...had 12 points and six rebounds against Gonzaga on Dec. 31.
2010-11: As a junior, he was a 2010-11 All-Atlantic 10 Conference Honorable Mention selection by the A-10 coaches...averaged 11.7 ppg. (third on the team) and 7.1 rpg. (second on the team and 10th in the Atlantic 10)...had six double-doubles as a junior, including against Wofford, Butler and Wake Forest and at Duquesne, Saint Joseph's and Saint Louis...scored a career-high 22 points to go with 14 rebounds in the Wake Forest win on Dec. 18, which followed on the heels of his team-high 12-point, 10-rebound game in the win over Butler on Dec. 9...grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds in the Wofford win on Nov. 27 to go with 12 points and four blocked shots...had 10 points and 12 rebounds at Saint Louis on March 5 and back-to-back double-doubles with 12 points and 12 rebounds at Duquesne on Feb. 13 and 17 points and 10 rebounds at Saint Joseph's on Feb. 16...ranked second in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage at 54.9 percent, including an 8-of-10 effort at Richmond on Jan. 29 on his way to 19 points...scored in double figures 23 times for the season...had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Dayton on Jan. 15...hit 7-of-11 in a 16-point, seven rebound game against Florida on Dec. 31.
2009-10: Scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field at Florida on Feb. 13...in his first collegiate start against LSU on Dec. 29, he grabbed a then career-high 12 rebounds.
2008-09: Led the team in blocked shots at 1.26 per game (10th in the Atlantic 10), including a then career-high five blocks in the Pittsburgh game in the NCAA Tournament East Regional Semifinal.
AT PERRY HIGH: Averaged 20.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.7 blocked shots and 1.8 steals as a senior while being named First Team All-State...basketball coach: Rob Toth.
PERSONAL: A business marketing major...born Oct. 18, 1989 in Canton, Ohio...parents are Kenneth Frease II and Margaret Frease...Margaret (Porter) Frease was a four-year basketball letterwinner at Youngstown State from 1981-85.
|Points||25||vs. Lehigh in NCAA Tournament(March 18, 2012)|
|Field Goals Made||11||Twice; Most Recent Leigh in NCAA Tournament(March 18, 2012)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1||Twice; Most Recent at Virginia (January 3, 2009)|
|Free Throws Made||6||Three Times; Most Recent vs. Fordham (February 19, 2011)|
|Rebounds||18||vs. Wofford (November 27, 2010)|
|Assists||4||Three Times; Most Recent vs. La Salle (February 22, 2011)|
|Blocks||6||vs. IPFW (November 15, 2011)|
|Steals||2||Five Times; Most Recent vs. Richmond (February 25, 2012)|
|Turnovers||6||vs. Georgia (November 25, 2011)|
|Minutes Played||42||vs. Wofford (November 27, 2010)|