Men's Basketball Looks To Extend Its Winning Streak On The Road Monday Night

Justin Martin grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 19 points vs. Creighton.
 
Justin Martin grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 19 points vs. Creighton.
 

March 2, 2014

Xavier University Musketeers (20-9, 10-6 BIG EAST)
at Seton Hall Univ. Pirates (14-15, 5-11 BIG EAST)
Mon., March 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Prudential Center (10,862) in Newark, N.J.

COMPLETE SET OF NOTES/STATS

Television & Radio

Television: FOX Sports 1 with Rich Ackerman (play-by-play) and Vin Parise (analysis).

Radio: 700 WLW-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 20-9 overall and third in the BIG EAST at 10-6 after its second straight win, a 75-69 win over No. 9 Creighton on Saturday.

• Xavier has secured its eighth 20-win season in the last nine years and its 16th 20-win season in the last 18 years.

• Xavier jr. Justin Martin has averaged 14.3 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. in BIG EAST play, including 19 pts. and a career-high 16 reb. vs. Creighton.


 

 

• 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’s Justin Martin and Jalen Reynolds have each posted 16-rebound games, tying for the fifth-best total at XU over the last 10 years.

• Xavier is first in the BIG EAST in rebound margin at +5.5 rpg. and has outrebounded 21 of its 29 opponents.

• Xavier soph. All-America candidate Semaj Christon has scored in double figures in 17 straight games.

• Xavier’s Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring (7th in BE at 16.6 ppg.), incl. 18.2 ppg. and 53.2% 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 (137) and Semaj Christon (118) 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 7.9 rpg.) and is third in scoring (10.9 ppg.).

• 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
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February 1, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
Men's Basketball Falls To Seton Hall At Home, 68-60
The Xavier Musketeers fell to the Seton Hall Pirates, 68-60, Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center. Junior center Matt Stainbrook recorded his fifth double-double of the season in the game. The Musketeers are now 15-6 on the year and 5-3 in BIG EAST play. The Pirates improve to 13-9 overall (4-5 BIG EAST).