Men's Basketball Takes A 4-1 BIG EAST Record Into Monday Afternoon Road Tilt In Chicago

James Farr returns home to the Chicago area to face DePaul.

James Farr returns home to the Chicago area to face DePaul.

Jan. 18, 2014

Xavier University Musketeers (14-4, 4-1 BIG EAST)
vs. Depaul Univ. Blue Demons (10-9, 2-4 BIG EAST)
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT)
Allstate Arena (18,500) in Chicago


Television & Radio

Television: FOX Sports Net (including FOX Sports Ohio) with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Kevin O'Neill (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, 14-4 overall and 4-1 in the BIG EAST, has won nine of its last 10 games, including an 80-67 win over Georgetown on Wednesday.

• Xavier is 28th in the latest Official NCAA RPI Rankings (1-13-14) and DePaul is ranked 103.

• Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +6.9 rpg. and has outrebounded 13 opponents, including the last 8.

• Xavier has 2 players in the top 4 in assists in the BIG EAST: jr. Dee Davis (2nd at 4.6 apg.) and soph. Semaj Christon (4th at 4.2 apg.).

• Xavier sophomore All-America candidate Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (7th in BE at 16.3 ppg.), incl. 23.3 ppg. over the last 4 games.

• Xavier's Semaj Christon has averaged 20.6 points, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals in BIG EAST play, while shooting 61.3% FG.

• Xavier junior Dee Davis has averaged 13.0 ppg. and 5.2 apg. in BIG EAST play, including 17 points and 7 assists vs. Georgetown.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding (3rd in BIG EAST at 8.6 rpg.) and is second in scoring (11.1 ppg.).

• Xavier senior Isaiah Philmore has passed the 1,000 career point mark.

• Xavier soph. James Farr is 3rd in the BIG EAST in field goal pct. (.596) and 14th in rebounding (5.5 rpg.).

• Xavier junior Justin Martin has averaged 14.8 ppg. and 7.2 rpg. in BIG EAST play, ranking t-11th and 3rd in the league.

• Xavier has nine players averaging over 10 minutes per game.

• 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