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


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
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).