Men's Basketball Prepares For Local Rival Miami

Stanley Burrell was one of the stars of last year's win over Miami.

Stanley Burrell was one of the stars of last year's win over Miami.

Nov. 12, 2007

Xavier University Musketeers (1-0)


Miami University RedHawks (0-0)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

8 p.m. ET

Millett Hall (6,400) • Oxford, Ohio






Series: Xavier leads the series 49-45, including wins in the last two meetings and six of the last seven meetings.

Television: FSN Ohio with play-by-play from Brad Johansen and analysis from former Musketeer captain Steve Wolf (`83).

Radio: 700 WLW-AM with play-by-play from XU Hall of Famer and former Musketeer standout Joe Sunderman (`79) or Steve Stewart. Analysis will be provided by Xavier Hall of Famer and XU all-time leading scorer Byron Larkin (`88).

Next for X: Xavier is back home at Cintas Center next Tuesday, November 20 to host Coppin State in a second round game of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.


The X's and O's

  Xavier head coach Sean Miller and Miami head coach Charlie Coles coached together as assistants at Miami (Ohio) during the 1994-95 season under then head coach Herb Sendek.


• Xavier and Miami have battled 94 times on the hardwood, which is tied for the second-most games XU has played against any opponent.


• Xavier has won each of the last two meetings overall and each of the last three meetings at Millett Hall.


• Xavier won its 18th straight regular season opener by bashing Southeast Missouri State 90-59 on Saturday night at Cintas Center. Senior forward Josh Duncan led five Xavier players in double figures in scoring with 16 points, while sophomore forward Derrick Brown made his first collegiate start and scored a career-high 15 points.


• Xavier won the battle of the boards 54-36 over SEMO, including a game-high nine rebounds each from sophomore center Jason Love and junior forward

C.J. Anderson, who started and made his XU debut. The board domination is even more impressive when you consider that XU lost each of its top three rebounders (Justin Doellman, Justin Cage and Brandon Cole) to graduation after last season.


• Xavier recorded its 64th sellout on Saturday in 106 games played so far at Cintas Center, which opened for the 2000-01 season. XU has averaged 10,011 fans for its 106 games played at the 10,250-seat Cintas Center. XU, which welcomed its millionth men's basketball fan to Cintas Center last season, is in its eight season in its state-of-the-art on campus home.


• Xavier's senior backcourt duo of Drew Lavender and Stanley Burrell combined for 23 points, 12 assists and just one turnover in the win over Southeast Missouri State.


• Tonight's game is the first of 17 games that will be broadcast on FSN Ohio, the

television home of Xavier basketball. This is the first of the 10 games that are part of the locally-produced Xavier package.