Men's Basketball Hosts Evansville On Tuesday Night At Cintas Center

Isaiah Philmore scored 15 points in the Bowling Green win on Saturday.

Isaiah Philmore scored 15 points in the Bowling Green win on Saturday.

Dec. 9, 2013


Andy MacWilliams Blog

Television & Radio

Television: FOX Sports 1 with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Brevin Knight (analysis).

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, 6-3, snapped a three-game losing streak with an 85-73 overtime win over Bowling Green on Saturday.

• Xavier and Evansville had arguably the best rivalry in the old MCC when they were league opponents for 15 years (1980-94).

• Xavier fifth-year head coach Chris Mack was a two-year starter as a player at Evansville (1988-90) before transferring to Xavier.

• Xavier head coach Chris Mack, 96-47, is tied for fourth on XU's all-time wins list.

• Xavier freshman Myles Davis is the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week; he scored 14 points in vs. BG, including a team-high eight in overtime.

• Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring at 15.9 ppg. (12th in BIG EAST) and is second in assists at 4.2 apg. (eighth in BE).

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads the team in rebounding at 7.6 rpg. (fourth in BIG EAST) and blocks at 1.8 bpg. (fourth in BE).

• Xavier sophomore James Farr is second on team at 6.6 rpg. (tied-11th in BIG EAST) and first in field goal percent (2nd in BE at .646).

• Xavier junior Dee Davis leads XU in assists (tied for fifth in BIG EAST at 4.4 apg.) and steals (fifth in BE at 1.9 spg.).

• Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.22-to-1.00 (third in BIG EAST).

• 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.

• Xavier has graduated the last 91 men's basketball players that have played as seniors, including Isaiah Philmore and Erik Stenger.