Men's Basketball Takes Six-Game Win Streak Into Saturday's Game Vs. Butler

Indianapolis native Justin Martin led XU in scoring on Tuesday.

Indianapolis native Justin Martin led XU in scoring on Tuesday.

Jan. 3, 2014

Xavier University Musketeers (11-3, 1-0 BIG EAST)
vs. Butler University Bulldogs (10-3, 0-1 BIG EAST)
Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET
Cintas Center (10,250) in Cincinnati, Ohio



Television & Radio:

Television: FOX Sports Net, including FOX Sports Ohio, with Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Greg Kelser (analysis).

Radio: 55KRC-AM and nationally via iHeartRadio with play-by-play from Xavier Hall of Famer and former Musketeer standout Joe Sunderman (`79). Analysis will be provided by Xavier Hall of Famer and XU all-time leading scorer Byron Larkin (`88).

The X factors...IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS

• Xavier and Butler are competing as league rivals in a 3rd different conference.

• Xavier defeated St. John's 70-60 on Tues. in its first-ever BIG EAST Conference game.

• Xavier, 11-3 overall and 1-0 in the BIG EAST, has recorded six straight wins.

• Xavier has recorded an assist on 57.9% of field goals compared to 48.2% in 2012-13.

• Xavier had only seven players average 9.0 minutes or more per game last season. This season XU has 10 players over 11 minutes per game.

• Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (14.4 ppg.) and steals (1.4 spg.) and is second in assists (4.2 apg.).

• Xavier jr. Matt Stainbrook, BIG EAST Player of the Week, leads XU in rebounding at 8.6 rpg. (3rd in BE) & blocks at 1.6 bpg. (4th in BE).

• Xavier senior Isaiah Philmore has averaged 10.7 ppg. and 10.0 rpg. over the last three games.

• Xavier soph. James Farr is t-1st in the BIG EAST in 3-pt. percent (.500), 3rd in field goal pct. (.603), t-12th in rebounding (5.9 rpg.).

• Xavier junior Justin Martin led XU with 15 points and six rebounds in St. John's win.

• Xavier junior Dee Davis leads XU in assists (tied for fourth in BIG EAST at 4.3 apg.) and is second in steals (14th in BE at 1.3 spg.).

• Xavier freshman Myles Davis is t-8th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers per game (2.0) and t-4th in 3-point percentage (.438).

• Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.33-to-1.00.

• Xavier has made two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in addition to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in the last 10 years.

• Xavier is one of 14 schools to make at least 7 NCAA Tournaments in the last 8 years.

• Xavier is first in the BIG EAST and ranked tied for 12th in the nation in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate at 97 percent.

• Xavier has graduated the last 91 men's basketball players that have played as seniors, including Isaiah Philmore and Erik Stenger