Men's Basketball Heads To Milwaukee For Saturday BIG EAST Clash With Marquette

Semaj Christon scored a career-high 28 in the first meeting with Marquette.


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.

The Last Meeting
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Xavier86
January 9, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
Christon's Career-High 28 Points Power Xavier Past Marquette, 86-79
Semaj Christon scored a career-high 28 and canned a pair of three-pointers late in the game to lead Xavier in a tough win over Marquette Thursday night, 86-79. The Musketeers ended their three-game BIG EAST home stand and extended their win streak to eight straight games while improving to 13-3 on the year (3-0 BIG EAST). The Golden Eagles fell to 9-7 overall (1-2 BIG EAST).

COMPLETE NOTES/STATS PACKAGE (PDF)

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.