Xavier Takes Eight-Game Winning Streak To Omaha To Take On Creighton On Sunday
Jan. 10, 2014
Xavier University Musketeers (13-3, 3-0 BIG EAST)
Television & Radio
Television: CBS Sports Network with Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Alaa Abdelnaby (analysis).
Radio: 700 WLW-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 is 19th in the latest Official NCAA RPI Rankings and Creighton is ranked 26th.
Xavier, first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +7.1 rpg., beat former leader
Xavier, 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the BIG EAST, has won eight straight games.
Xavier sophomore All-America candidate Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (15.6 ppg.), assists (4.3 apg.) and steals (1.4 spg.).
Xavier's Semaj Christon, who scored a career-high 28 points vs. Marquette, has 27 assists and only two turnovers in the last five games.
Xavier jr. Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding at 8.4 rpg. (3rd in BIG EAST) & blocks at 1.6 bpg. (4th in BE).
Xavier senior Isaiah Philmore has averaged 10.0 ppg. and 7.6 rpg. over the last five games. He is just four points shy of 1,000 career points.
Xavier soph. James Farr is 3rd in the BIG EAST in field goal pct. (.619) and 15th in rebounding (5.6 rpg.).
Xavier junior Justin Martin has averaged 14.3 ppg. and 7.0 rpg. in BIG EAST play.
Xavier junior Dee Davis is second on XU in assists (tied for 4th in BIG EAST at 4.1 apg.) and is second in steals (14th in BE at 1.2 spg.).
Xavier freshman Myles Davis is 13th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers per game (1.8) and 10th in 3-point percentage (.418).
Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.31.