Men's Basketball Team Takes A Three-Game Winning Streak To Alabama

Semaj Christon set his career high for points with 25 in his first-ever road game last season at Purdue.

Semaj Christon set his career high for points with 25 in his first-ever road game last season at Purdue.

Dec. 19, 2013

Xavier University Musketeers (8-3) vs.
University of Alabama Crimson Tide (5-5)
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. ET
Coleman Coliseum (15,383) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Television & Radio

Television: CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast) and ESPN3/Watch ESPN with Dave Baker (play-by-play) and Kyle Macy (analysis).

Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS Sports) (
ESPN3 / Watch ESPN
ESPN Full Court (PPV)
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (DirecTV 696 / DISH Network 419)
Comcast SportsNet Houston+ (cable ONLY)
Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic PLUS (DirecTV 643 / DISH Network 424)

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 has won 10 of its last 14 games against the SEC since the 2008 season, including a split of two games vs. Tennessee this season.

• Xavier, 8-3, won its third straight game with a 64-47 blowout win over Cincinnati last Saturday in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic.

• Xavier junior Justin Martin scored a career-high tying 17 points in the UC win and earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds in the UC win, helping XU dominate the board battle 33-20.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads the team in rebounding at 8.5 rpg. (third in BIG EAST) and blocks at 1.6 bpg. (fourth in BE).

• Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring at 15.5 ppg. (12th in BIG EAST) and is second in assists at 3.8 apg. (ninth in BE).

• Xavier sophomore James Farr is second on team at 6.4 rpg. (11th in BIG EAST) and first in field goal percent (2nd in BE at .661).

• Xavier junior Dee Davis leads XU in assists (sixth in BIG EAST at 4.2 apg.) and steals (fifth in BE at 1.7 spg.).

• Xavier freshman Myles Davis is first on the team and sixth in the BIG EAST at 2.4 made 3-pointers per game.

• Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.46-to-1.00.

• Xavier head coach Chris Mack, 98-47, is fourth on XU's all-time wins list.

• 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