Men's Basketball Team Hosts BIG EAST Rival Seton Hall On Saturday At Noon
Jan. 30, 2014
Xavier University Musketeers (15-5, 5-2 BIG EAST)
Television & Radio
Television: CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan (play-by-play) and Pete Gillen (analysis), Xavier's all-time winningest men's basketball coach.
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, 15-5 overall and 5-2 in the BIG EAST, is coming off an 81-72 loss at
Xavier is 25th in the latest Official NCAA RPI Rankings (1-27-14). The BIG EAST has 4th-best league RPI (CBSSports.com).
Xavier is 4-0 at home in BIG EAST play so far with wins over Georgetown, St. John's, Marquette and Butler.
Xavier has four starters averaging in double figures scoring and a 5th at 9.6 ppg. in BIG EAST play.
Xavier is scoring 80.0 ppg. in BIG EAST play, shooting 48.9% FG and 77.3% FT.
Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +6.8 rpg. and has outrebounded 15 opponents, including the last 10.
Xavier soph. All-America candidate Semaj Christon has been on the 5-member BIG EAST Honor Roll 5 times, including 3 of the last 4 weeks.
Xavier's Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (6th in BE at 17.0 ppg.), incl. 21.1 ppg. and 59.1% FG in BIG EAST play.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding (2nd in BIG EAST at 8.6 rpg.) and is second in scoring (10.9 ppg.).
Xavier senior Isaiah Philmore has passed the 1,000 career point mark.
Xavier junior Justin Martin has averaged 15.9 ppg. and 7.1 rpg. in BIG EAST play, scoring in double figures in all 7 league games.
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.