The Three Seniors Spoke To The Crowd
Taylor Scores Game-High 16 Points, Grabs Game-High Nine boards
Christon Is Rookie of the Year And Taylor Is Most Improved Player
Xavier Opens Up With Saint Joseph's
Christon Scores 20 Points For Second-Straight Game
Travis Taylor has enjoyed a successful 2012-13 season so far for the Xavier men's basketball team. The senior forward hails from Union, N.J. and has scored over 1,000 points in his collegiate career.
Seniors Brad Redford and Travis Taylor and head coach Chris Mack discuss Xavier's upcoming game against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.
Xavier beat Rhode Island at home 84-66 on Wednesday night. Holloway was the leading scorer for the Musketeers.
Xavier returns to Cintas Center on Wednesday to face Saint Louis. It is the first meeting between the two schools this year. Game time is 7 p.m. and can be seen live on Fox Sports Ohio.
The first half highlights from Xavier's 78-50 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday night at Cintas Center.
No. 7 Xavier lost to No. 10 Saint Joseph's in the first round of the A-10 Championship at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Xavier vs St. Louis 03/06/13
03/02/13 Xavier vs UMass
Xavier vs Memphis 02/26/13
Xavier vs VCU 02/23/13
BOARD CHAIRMAN OF THE ATLANTIC 10 EARNS THIRD TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE AND MOST IMPROVED AWARDS: Atlantic 10 Conference's 2012-13 Chris Daniels Most Improved Player Award winner...2012-13 Third Team All-Atlantic 10...led Xavier and the entire Atlantic 10 Conference in rebounding at 9.0 rpg., including his 10th double-double of the season with a career-high 19 rebounds to go with 19 points and a career-high six blocks against Saint Louis on March 6...had game highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Memphis win on Feb. 26; he also recorded double-doubles against Charlotte, Rhode Island, Duquesne, Fairleigh Dickinson, Wofford, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, and Temple...led the Atlantic 10 Conference in rebounding for A-10 games only at 10.2 rpg...grabbed double-figure rebounds 13 times this season, including a 17-rebound effort at Rhode Island on Feb. 20 and 12 against La Salle on Jan. 19...grabbed 11 rebounds in the Dayton win on Jan. 30 and 11 rebounds to go with a career-high six assists on Jan. 12 vs. George Washington....for the record, 2003 National Player of the Year and two-two NBA All-Star David West (Indiana Pacers) is the only XU player who has won an A-10 rebounding title to date...West is also the last XU player to grab 19 or more rebounds, having grabbed 19 at Fordham his senior year (2002-03).
TAYLOR MADE FOR THE PAINT: 2012-13 Third Team All-Atlantic 10 selection was second on the team in scoring at 11.9 ppg. after scoring double figures in 17 of the last 22 games (21 games overall for the season), including a career-high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting at Richmond on Feb. 2...scored 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting at Wake Forest on Jan. 2 and 20 points in the Wofford game on Dec. 22...led the team and is ranked seventh in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage at 54.3 percent.
OVER 1,000 POINTS FOR HIS COLLEGIATE CAREER: Scored 15 points against Butler and passed the 1,000-point mark for his collegiate career...finished with 1,345 career points, including 812 as a freshman and sophomore at Monmouth and 533 points at Xavier.
AS A JUNIOR AT XAVIER (2011-12): Started four games as a junior and played in all 36 games...fourth on the team in rebounding at 3.7 rpg. despite logging only 14.7 minutes per game...scored a season-high 13 points in the Southern Illinois win on Dec. 25...recorded his first double-double as a Musketeer against Georgia on Nov. 25 with 10 points and 12 rebounds...had another double-figure scoring game at Vanderbilt on Nov. 28 with 11 points to go with seven rebounds.
AS A FRESHMAN AND A SOPHOMORE AT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY: Led Monmouth in scoring at 17.8 ppg. and in rebounding at 7.6 rpg. as a sophomore in the 2009-10 season, while shooting 54.2 percent from the field...posted a pair of 30-point games in the 2009-10 season versus Sacred Heart and Wagner...earned a spot on the 2008-09 Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team after averaging 12.4 ppg. and 5.8 rpg. as a freshman...basketball coach: Dave Calloway.
CAREER HIGHS AT MONMOUTH: Points - 30 vs. Sacred Heart (2-27-10) and Wagner (2-13-10); Rebounds - 12 at Robert Morris (1-16-10); Assists - 4 Seven Times; Blocks - 4 vs. Central; Connecticut State (1-5-09); Steals - 3 vs. Penn (12-12-09) and Sacred Heart (1-3-09) and at Seton Hall (12-2-08); Field Goals - 12 vs. Sacred Heart (2-27-10) and Penn (12-12-09); Three-Point Field Goals - 0; Free Throws - 14 vs. Wagner (2-13-10); Minutes Played - 40 at Robert Morris (1-16-10) and at Sacred Heart (12-5-09).
AT UNION HIGH SCHOOL: All-State as a senior after averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds a game...posted 21 double-doubles in scoring-rebounding in 28 games...basketball coach: Anthony DiGiovanni.
PERSONAL: Has completed work on his bachelor's degree in liberal arts and has begun work on a minor in media studies...born April 25, 1990 in Union, N.J...parents are Ronnie and Maxine Taylor.