Men's Basketball Hosts Bowling Green On Saturday Afternoon At 2 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2013
Xavier University Musketeers (5-3) vs.
Television & Radio
Media Contact: Associate Athletic Director Tom Eiser (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Television: FOX Sports 1 with Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Bob Wenzel (analysis).
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, 5-3, enters this game looking to snap a three-game losing streak.
Xavier has won 11 of its last 12 meetings against teams from the MAC.
Xavier has a connection to BG head coach Louis Orr, who began his coaching career as an assistant under Pete Gillen at Xavier.
Xavier first-year athletic director Greg Christopher, who spent the previous six plus years as the BG AD, is the AD who hired Louis Orr.
Xavier fifth-year head coach Chris Mack, 95-47, is tied for fifth place on XU's all-time wins list, just one win shy of a top four spot.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads the team in rebounding at 7.9 rpg. (second in BIG EAST) and blocks at 2.0 bpg. (fourth in BE).
Xavier sophomore James Farr is second on the team at 6.3 rpg. (14th in BIG EAST) and first in field goal percent (third in BE at .600).
Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon leads Xavier in scoring at 15.1 ppg. (12th in BIG EAST) and assists at 4.4 apg. (tied for fifth in BE).
Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.67-to-1.00 (fifth in BIG EAST).
Xavier freshman Myles Davis has averaged 13.0 ppg. over the past four games.
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 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.