Xavier Earns No. 12 Seed In NCAA Tourney, Will Face NC State Tuesday

Senior Isaiah Philmore helped lead the Musketeers to the NCAA Tourney, where they will face No. 12 NC State.

Senior Isaiah Philmore helped lead the Musketeers to the NCAA Tourney, where they will face No. 12 NC State.

March 16, 2014

Musketeers NCAA Tournament Central | Printable Bracket

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No. 12 Seed Xavier University Musketeers (21-12)
Vs. No. 12 Seed North Carolina State Wolfpack (21-13)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET
University of Dayton Arena


Television & Radio

Television (in Dayton): TruTV with Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst) and Kristine Leahy (reporter).

Radio: 700 WLW-AM 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). Westwood One Sports - National Radio will also provide coverage with John Tautges and Kyle Macy.

The X factors ...IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS

• Xavier is 21-12 overall. XU defeated Marquette and lost to Creighton in its first ever BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

• 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 is one of only 13 schools to make at least 8 NCAA Tournaments in the last 9 years.



• Xavier is making its 24th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance, 23 of which have come in the last 32 seasons.

• Xavier made two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in addition to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in the 10 years from 2004-13.

• Xavier soph. Semaj Christon, First Team All-BIG EAST and All-BE Tournament, has scored in double figures in 21 straight games.

• Xavier leading scorer Semaj Christon passed 1,000 career points during the BIG EAST Tourn., the second XU soph. to ever reach that mark.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook passed 1,000 collegiate points during the BIG EAST Tourn., including 676 as a 2-year starter at W. Mich.

• Xavier senior Isaiah Philmore, who has scored 1,158 collegiate points, had a career-high 23 points in XU's last game (Creighton on 3-14).

• Xavier jr. Dee Davis is 2nd in the BIG EAST in assists at 4.7 apg., while soph. Semaj Christon is 6th at 4.2 apg.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook, honorable mention All-BIG EAST selection, leads XU in rebounding at 7.3 rpg. (fifth in BIG EAST).

• Xavier jr. Justin Martin, XU's second-leading scorer, has recorded 16 of his 18 double-figure scoring games on or after Dec. 31.

• Xavier fr. Jalen Reynolds, who had an XU freshman record-tying 16 reb. on Feb. 25 vs. St. John's at MSG, has started the last three games.

• 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.