Men's Basketball Team Hosts BIG EAST Rival Seton Hall On Saturday At Noon

Semaj Christon earned a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll again this week.

Semaj Christon earned a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll again this week.

Jan. 30, 2014

Xavier University Musketeers (15-5, 5-2 BIG EAST)
vs. Seton Hall Pirates (12-9, 3-5 BIG EAST)
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET
Cintas Center (10,250) in Cincinnati, Ohio


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
Providence on Saturday.

• Xavier is 25th in the latest Official NCAA RPI Rankings (1-27-14). The BIG EAST has 4th-best league RPI (

• 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 jr. Dee Davis is 2nd in the BIG EAST in assists at 4.7 apg. and soph. Semaj Christon is 6th at 3.9 apg.

• 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.

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

The Last Meeting
Seton Hall52
November 21, 2010
U.S. Virgin Islands
Xavier Defeats Seton Hall 57-52 to Reach Paradise Jam Championship
In dramatic fashion and with some Tu Holloway fireworks, Xavier defeated Seton Hall in the second round of the Paradise Jam 57-52. With the score tied at 52-all, Holloway responded by hitting a fade-away three-pointer from the left baseline with 17 seconds remaining to put Xavier ahead for good. Kenny Frease corralled a Seton Hall miss and made both free throws to seal the victory.