Musketeers to Honor Three Seniors Prior to Match Up with Wildcats on Saturday
The Musketeers set a new Cintas Center attendance record with 10,492 fans
Musketeers erase seven-point halftime deficit, but fall short of win
Matt Stainbrook Among The 10 Men's Finalists For The Prestigious Senior CLASS Award For Men's Basketball
Fan Voting Starts Today
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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.
Junior Matt Stainbrook interviews assistant coach Rick Carter about the upcoming game against St. John's.
Matt Stainbrook and head coach Chris Mack spoke about the men's basketball team's upcoming trip to Marquette in BIG EAST action.
Xavier University student-athletes partnered up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help raise money for six-year-old Landyn. Landyn suffers from spina bifida and wishes to go to Walt Disney World.
Men's basketball USATSI Gallery -- 11/18/14
Xavier vs. N.C. State - First Round NCAA Tournament 03/18/14
Xavier vs. Creighton 03/14/14 - BIG EAST Semi Final
Xavier vs Creighton 03/01/14
Xavier defeats Providence, 59-53
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
AS A MUSKETEER: Preseason First Team All-BIG EAST Conference selection by the BIG EAST coaches ... Preseason All-BIG EAST Conference selection by Sporting News and Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and All-BIG EAST Second Team selection by collegesportsmadness.com and by both Athlon and Lindy's in their preseason college basketball publications ... Has lost about 45 pounds since his playing days at Western Michigan ... Co-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
EXCELLENT STUDENT: Graduate student ... MBA student who has already earned his undergraduate degree in finance ... Named to the 10-member men's basketball Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team ... 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... a top candidate for The Senior CLASS Award, which was created as an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School; it is a prestigious award that honors seniors who excel in the areas of community involvement, the classroom, character/leadership and competition.
AS A JUNIOR (2013-14): Team tri-captain ... 2013-14 Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST Conference by the league coaches ... Fourth Team All-BIG EAST Conference by collegesportsmadness.com ... The starting center on the five-member All-BIG EAST Team selected by collegehoopsdaily.com ... Passed 1,000 career collegiate points during the BIG EAST Tournament (including his 676 as a two-year starter at Western Michigan) and enters his senior season with 1,027 points ... Led the team in rebounding at 7.4 rpg., which ranked fifth in the BIG EAST Conference ... Third on the team in scoring at 10.6 ppg. (25th in the BIG EAST Conference) ... 19 double-figure scoring games, including a 19-point and nine-rebound effort vs. North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... 10 double-figure rebound games allowed him to sign the "rebounding bubble" a team-high 10 times ... First on the team and 11th in BIG EAST in blocks at 0.9 bpg. ... Second in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage at .556 ... Third on the team in assists at 2.2 apg., including a career-high six vs. Georgetown on Jan. 15 ... Scored 15 points to go with 11 rebounds and four assists at Creighton on Jan. 12 ... Had a 17-point, seven-rebound, four-assist game against Butler on Jan. 4 ... Posted his collegiate career-high 15-rebound game against Evansville on Dec. 10 and game highs of 11 rebounds vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 14 and 10 vs. St. John's on Dec. 31 ... Named to the five-member All-BIG EAST team for 2013 non-conference play by collegehoopsdaily.com ... Had a 17-point game at Alabama on Dec. 21.
AT LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARD HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged eight points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal per game as his team went 20-4 and was ranked No. 1 in the Cleveland area for much of his senior season by the Cleveland Plain Dealer ... Reached the Section 2 Region Final ... Named Sun Herald All-District First Team and played in the Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association (GCBCA) All-Star Game ... Averaged 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds as a junior for team that went 18-6 and reached the Section 2 Regional semis ... Basketball coach: Eric Flannery.
AS A SOPHOMORE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN (2011-12): Second on the team in scoring at 11.4 ppg. and first in rebounding at 6.8 rpg. in his second season under WMU head coach Steve Hawkins ... Played in 33 of WMU's 34 games, starting 28 times ... Team finished 14-20 ... Set a career high with 32 points on Nov. 12 at South Dakota State, besting his previous career best of 18 points in the first half alone ... Posted career highs in points, field goals (14), field goal attempts (16), and free throw attempts (5) in that game at South Dakota State ... Recorded four double-doubles for the season; his first double-double of the season was against Temple on Nov. 17, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to go with two steals and one block ... His other three double-doubles came against: Toledo (Jan. 14) with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Buffalo (Feb. 11) with 15 points and 11 rebounds and North Dakota State (Feb. 18) with 15 points and 10 rebounds ... Scored 20 points, including his first career made three-pointer, to go with eight rebounds against Colorado on Nov. 20 ... Had 11 points and six rebounds against Gonzaga on Nov. 26 ... Had nine points and a career-high 14 rebounds in win over Winthrop on Dec. 20 ... Scored 16 points and added six rebounds and four assists in win at Oakland on Dec. 23 ... Named MAC West Player of the Week for Dec. 26 ... Notched team highs with 18 points and eight rebounds at Duke on Dec. 30 ... Scored a game-high 21 points vs. Milwaukee on Jan. 3, while also recording a game-high eight rebounds.
AS A FRESHMAN AT WESTERN MICH. (2010-11): Fourth on the team in scoring at 8.8 ppg. and tied for first in rebounding at 6.4 rpg. ... Played in all 34 games, starting 32 times, as a freshman on a 21-13 squad ... Made his collegiate debut for Western Michigan and his first collegiate start at Xavier's Cintas Center on Nov. 12 against the Musketeers, tying for the team lead with seven rebounds and scoring 10 points ... Season-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting against No. 19 Illinois on Nov. 27 ... Recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. Alma on Dec. 4 ... Also recorded double-doubles against Idaho State (Dec. 23) with 15 points and 10 rebounds, at Ball State (Jan. 12) with 14 points and 10 rebounds and at Central Michigan (March 5) with 10 points and 12 rebounds ... Had a season-high 12 rebounds against Central Michigan on Jan. 9 ... Scored a season-high 18 points vs. Northern Illinois on Jan. 22, including the game winner on a tip in at the buzzer ... Averaged 9.0 ppg. and 7.5 rpg. at the 2011 MAC Tournament and 10.0 rpg. and 9.5 ppg. in the 2011 CIT.
CAREER HIGHS AT WESTERN MICHIGAN: Points - 32 at South Dakota State (11-12-11); Rebounds - 14 vs. Winthrop (12-20-11); Assists - 6 vs. Toledo (1-14-12); Blocks - 3 three times (most recent vs. Northern Illinois on 1-11-12); Steals - 3 vs. Milwaukee (1-3-12); Turnovers - 5 vs. Southern Illinois (12-11-11); Field Goals - 14 at South Dakota State (11-12-11); Three-Point Field Goals - 1 three times (most recent vs. Hope on 11-30-11); Free Throws - 9 vs. Milwaukee (1-3-12); Minutes Played - 36 Four times (most recent vs. Northern Illinois on 1-11-12)
PERSONAL: A finance major...born March 5, 1992 in Dayton, Ohio... parents are Nancy and Dave Stainbrook...father played football (1980-85) at Ohio University.
|XAVIER CAREER HIGHS|
|Points||21||vs. Wake Forest (December 28, 2013)|
|Field Goals Made||9||Twice, last vs. NC State (March 18, 2014)|
|Field Goals Attempted||15||Twice, last vs. NC State (March 18, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1||vs. Creighton (March 14, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||1||Three Times, last vs. Creighton (March 14, 2014)|
|Free Throws Made||6||vs. Seton Hall (February 1, 2014)|
|Free Throws Attempted||7||vs. Morehead St. (November 15, 2013)|
|Rebounds||15||vs. Evansville (December 10, 2013)|
|Assists||6||vs. Georgetown (January 15, 2014)|
|Blocks||4||vs. Abilene Christian (November 25,2013)|
|Steals||4||Twice, last vs. Cincinnati (December 14, 2013)|