Semaj Christon scored a career-high 28 in the first meeting with Marquette.
Feb. 13, 2014
Xavier University Musketeers (17-7, 7-4 BIG EAST)
Marquette University Golden Eagles (14-10, 6-5 BIG EAST)
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET
BMO Harris Bradley Center (18,600) in Milwaukee, Wis.
Television & Radio
Television: FOX (including WXIX-TV 19 in Cincinnati) with Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Brevin Knight (analysis).
Radio: 55KRC-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's game at Marquette had a change in time (4 p.m. ET) and network (FOX national; Ch. 19 in Cincinnati) from the original schedule.
Xavier, 17-7 overall and third in the BIG EAST at 7-4, won its second straight game with a 64-50 win at Butler on Tuesday.
Xavier is 37th in the latest Official NCAA RPI (2-10-14). The BIG EAST has the 4th-best league RPI (Jerry Palm of cbssports.com).
Xavier is among 4 BIG EAST teams in NCAA RPI top 50 and 1 of 6 at 63 or better.
Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +5.8 rpg. and has outrebounded 17 opponents.
Xavier soph. All-America candidate Semaj Christon had 15 points at Butler on Tuesday, his 12th straight double-figure game.
Xavier's Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (5th in BE at 16.8 ppg.), incl. 19.4 ppg. and 55.1% FG in BIG EAST play.
Xavier junior Dee Davis is second in the BIG EAST in assists at 4.8 apg. following his nine-assist, one-turnover game at Butler.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding (2nd in BIG EAST at 8.9 rpg.) and is second in scoring (11.1 ppg.).
Xavier's Matt Stainbrook was named to the weekly five-member BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll on Monday.
Xavier junior Justin Martin has averaged 13.7 ppg. and 5.4 rpg. in BIG EAST play, scoring in double figures in 9 of XU's 11 league games.
Xavier has made two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in addition to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in the last 10 years.