Xavier vs. George Washington Game Notes

Jan. 12, 2013

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Xavier (9-6, 2-0 A-10) 71, George Washington (7-8, 1-1 A-10) 56

Semaj Christon scored a team-high 21 points, the seventh time he has led Xavier in scoring. The freshman guard has now posted double-digit scoring in 12 of the 15 games he has played this year.

For the third time this season, Brad Redford reached double-digits in the scoring column with a career-high and team-high-tying 21 points.

Redford went 7-for-10 from the floor, including 7-of-8 from long range. The fifth-year senior set a career-high with the seven three's on his way to a career-high 21 points, eclipsing his previous high of six set against Fairleigh Dickinson in the season opener.

Travis Taylor's 11 rebounds is his sixth double-figure rebounding effort of the year and fifth in the last six contests. Taylor also set a career-high with six assists against the Colonials.

Senior Jeff Robinson tallied 14 points, his sixth double-digit effort of the season, and shot an efficient 6-of-9 from the floor.

XU held GW to 38.6 percent shooting (22-of-57). This is the ninth time this year and sixth time in the last seven games the Musketeers held an opponent below 40 percent from the floor.

The Musketeers, who entered the game leading the A-10 in scoring percentage (46.4 percent), connected on 57.1 percent of its shots (28-of-49). This marks the fifth time this year Xavier shot above 50 percent, but was the first since XU defeated Drexel on Nov. 23, a span of nine games.

As a team, Xavier finished 8-of-10 (80 percent) from three-point territory and eclipsed 50 percent for just the third time this season.

For the fifth-straight game, Xavier out-rebounded its opponent. The Musketeers led the battle of the boards, 33-28.

Xavier led George Washington, 35-20, at halftime, the ninth time the Musketeers led at the break. The 15-point margin was the most since XU led Fairleigh Dickinson by 36 at intermission of the season opener.