Men's Basketball Team Prepares For Early Saturday Tilt In Washington Against Georgetown
Feb. 21, 2014
Xavier University Musketeers (18-8, 8-5 BIG EAST)
Television & Radio
Television: FOX Sports 1 with Justin Kutcher (play-by-play) and Stu Jackson (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 is making its first trip to the Verizon Center since winning two NCAA Tournament games to earn a spot in the 2008 Sweet 16.
Xavier opens a two-game road swing at Georgetown; XU plays St. John's Tuesday at MSG, site of next month's BIG EAST Championship.
Xavier, 18-8 overall 8-5 in the BIG EAST Conference, is coming off an 83-64 win over DePaul on Wednesday at Cintas Center.
Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +6.1 rpg. and has outrebounded 19 opponents.
Xavier soph. All-America candidate Semaj Christon has scored in double figures in 14 straight games.
Xavier's Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (7th in BE at 16.5 ppg.), incl. 18.2 ppg. and 54.2% FG in BIG EAST play.
Xavier jr. Dee Davis is 2nd in the BIG EAST in assists at 5.0 apg., bidding to be the 2nd XU player in 20 years with 5.0 apg. or more.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding (2nd in BIG EAST at 8.5 rpg.) and is third in scoring (11.0 ppg.).
Xavier jr. Justin Martin has averaged 14.8 ppg. and 5.6 rpg. in BIG EAST play, including a career-high 22 points with 7 reb. vs. DePaul.
Xavier's Justin Martin has scored in double figures in 11 of XU's 13 BIG EAST games; he has 13 double-figure scoring games this season.
Xavier freshman Jalen Reynolds contributed six points and a game-high tying seven rebounds in 14 minutes at Marquette last Saturday.
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 only 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.