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.
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) (http://www.csssports.com/channel-finder)
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.