Justin Martin will be returning home to Indianapolis.
Feb. 10, 2014
Xavier University Musketeers (16-7, 6-4 BIG EAST)
at Butler University Bulldogs (12-11, 2-9 BIG EAST)
Tues., Feb. 11, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET
Hinkle Fieldhouse (10,000) in Indianapolis, Ind.
Television & Radio
Television: FOX Sports 1 with Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (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, 16-7 overall and third in the BIG EAST at 6-4, snapped a three-game losing streak with a 59-53 win over Providence on Saturday.
Xavier is 36th in the latest RPI Rankings (2-10-14) by Jerry Palm (cbssports.com). The BIG EAST has the 4th-best league RPI.
Xavier plays two straight and four of five on the road beginning with the game at Butler.
Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +5.7 rpg. and has outrebounded 16 opponents.
Xavier soph. All-America candidate Semaj Christon had 12 points vs. Providence on Saturday, his 11th straight double-figure game.
Xavier's Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (tied-5th in BE at 16.9 ppg.), incl. 19.8 ppg. and 55.2% FG in BIG EAST play.
Xavier junior Dee Davis is 2nd in the BIG EAST in assists at 4.6 apg. and sophomore Semaj Christon is tied for 7th at 4.0 apg.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding (2nd in BIG EAST at 8.9 rpg.) and is second in scoring (11.3 ppg.).
Xavier's Matt Stainbrook has averaged 13.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists over the last four games.
Xavier junior Justin Martin has averaged 14.2 ppg. and 5.7 rpg. in BIG EAST play, scoring in double figures in 9 of XU's 10 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's game Saturday at Marquette has had a change in time (4 p.m. ET) and network (FOX national; Ch. 19 in Cincinnati).
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.