Men's Basketball Shoots For 20th Win Of The Season Against No. 9 Creighton
Feb. 27, 2014
Xavier University Musketeers (19-9, 9-6 BIG EAST) VS.
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 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.