Men's Basketball Hosts Miami In The 100th Meeting In The Series On Wednesday

Semaj Christon was named on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.

Semaj Christon was named on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.

Nov. 18, 2013

Xavier University Musketeers (3-0) vs. 
Miami University RedHawks (0-2)
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET 
Cintas Center (10,250) on Xavier Campus


Andy MacWilliams blog - Nov. 19

Television & Radio

Media Contact: Associate Athletic Director Tom Eiser (, 513-745-3124 (office), 513-382-5565 (cell) and @Eiser_XU_Sports on Twitter

Television: FOX Sports 1 with play-by-play from Thom Brennaman and analysis from Kevin O'Neill.

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 and Miami (Ohio) are playing for the 100th time. XU leads the series 52-47.

• Xavier has won 10 of its last 11 games against teams from the Mid-American Conference.

• Xavier has held its opponents to 21.7 ppg. and 25.3 percent shooting from the field in the first half.

• Xavier, 3-0, rolled past Morehead State 79-56 on Friday at Cintas Center behind 20 points and five assists from sophomore Semaj Christon.

• Xavier has won its first three games for the sixth straight season.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook is averaging a double-double at 10.7 ppg. and a BIG EAST-leading 10.3 rpg.

• Xavier freshman Jalen Reynolds contributed 11 points and six rebounds on Friday.

• Xavier fifth-year head coach Chris Mack, 93-44, is in sixth place on XU's all-time wins list and just two wins shy of the top five.

• Xavier sophomore All-America candidate Semaj Christon leads Xavier at 17.3 ppg. to go with 3.7 apg.

• Xavier passed the two million mark for men's basketball fans since the building opened for the 2000-01 season.

• 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 seven NCAA Tournaments in the last eight 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.