Semaj Christon leads Xavier in scoring and assists.
Nov. 26, 2013
Xavier University Musketeers (5-0) vs.
No. 23 university of iowa hawkeyes (5-0)
BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS AT PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Thur., Nov. 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Television & Radio
Media Contact: Associate Athletic Director Tom Eiser (firstname.lastname@example.org,
513-745-3124 (office), 513-382-5565 (cell) and @Eiser_XU_Sports on Twitter
Television: NBC Sports Network with play-by-play from Terry Gannon and analysis
from Stan Van Gundy.
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, 5-0, rolled past Abilene Christian on Nov. 25 behind 17 points and six assists from sophomore Semaj Christon.
Xavier beat Iowa in the 2010-11 season at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Xavier has won seven straight games and eight out of its last nine games vs. teams from the Big Ten Conference since the 2006-07 season.
Xavier fifth-year head coach Chris Mack, 95-44, is tied for fifth place on XU's all-time wins list, just one win shy of a top four spot.
Xavier's 5-0 start is the second-best under fifth-year head coach Chris Mack behind his 8-0 start in 2011-12.
Xavier has held its opponents to 24.0 ppg. and 31.3 percent shooting from the field in the first half.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook is second on the team in scoring at 10.2 ppg. but first in rebounding (9.2 rpg.) and blocks (2.6 bpg.).
Xavier sophomore James Farr is third on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg.) and second in rebounding (6.2 rpg.) while playing 12.8 mpg.
Xavier sophomore All-America candidate Semaj Christon leads Xavier in scoring (16.4 ppg.) and assists (5.0 apg.).
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.