Men's Basketball Shoots For 20th Win Of The Season Against No. 9 Creighton

Jalen Reynolds grabbed a freshman record-tying 16 rebounds at St. John's.
 
Jalen Reynolds grabbed a freshman record-tying 16 rebounds at St. John's.
 

Feb. 27, 2014

Xavier University Musketeers (19-9, 9-6 BIG EAST) VS.
No. 9/10 Creighton Univ. Bluejays (23-4, 13-2 BIG EAST)
Sat., March 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Cintas Center (10,250) in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Television & Radio

Television: FOX Sports 1 with Gus Johnson (play-by-play) and Jim Spanarkel (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 19-9 overall and third in the BIG EAST Conference at 9-6 after its 65-53 win over St. John's on Tues. at Madison Square Garden.

• Xavier's final two home games are against top 10 teams: No. 9 Creighton and next Thur. vs. No. 10 Villanova. XU is at Seton Hall Monday.

• Xavier vs. Creighton marks the 116th sellout at Cintas Center since it opened in 2000 and the first with standing room only ticket sales.


 

 

• Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +5.6 rpg. and has outrebounded 20 opponents.

• Xavier soph. All-America candidate Semaj Christon has scored in double figures in 16 straight games.

• Xavier's Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (7th in BE at 16.5 ppg.), incl. 18.0 ppg. and 54.1% FG in BIG EAST play.

• Xavier jr. Dee Davis is 2nd in the BIG EAST in assists at 5.1 apg., while soph. Semaj Christon is 7th at 4.1 apg.

• Xavier's Dee Davis (132) and Semaj Christon (115) have over 100 assists. Last XU duo to do that? Tu Holloway/Jordan Crawford in 2009-10.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads XU in rebounding (2nd in BIG EAST at 8.1 rpg.) and is third in scoring (11.1 ppg.).

• Xavier jr. Justin Martin has averaged 13.9 ppg. and 5.3 rpg. in BIG EAST play and has scored in double figures in 12 of 15 BIG EAST games.

• Xavier fr. Jalen Reynolds had 17 points and an XU freshman record-tying 16 rebounds at St. John's, earning ESPN Star of the Night honors.

• 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.

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

The Last Meeting
Xavier89
Creighton95
January 12, 2014
Omaha, Neb.
Xavier's Late-Game Rally Falls Short In 95-89 Loss At Creighton
Xavier cut a 14-point deficit to just three in the waning seconds, but was unable to complete the rally in a 95-89 loss at Creighton in the Musketeers' first BIG EAST road game in the BIG EAST. The loss snapped XU's eight-game win-streak, bringing the Musketeers' record to 13-4 and 3-1 in the BIG EAST. Creighton improved to 13-2 overall (4-0 BIG EAST).

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