Xavier And Wake Forest Take Four-Game Winning Streaks Into Annual Skip Prosser Classic
Dec. 26, 2013
SKIP PROSSER CLASSIC PRESENTED BY PNC
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 head coach Chris Mack, 99-47, is just one win shy of 100 wins at XU.
Xavier's game vs. Wake Forest is XU's final non-conference test before opening its first-ever season of BIG EAST Conference play.
The late Skip Prosser was at Xavier for 15 years from 1985-2001, including as head coach from 1994-2001, and at Wake Forest from 2001-07.
Xavier, 9-3, has won four straight, including a 77-74 win at Alabama on Dec. 21.
Xavier senior Isaiah Philmore has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads the team in rebounding at 8.3 rpg. (third in BIG EAST) and blocks at 1.5 bpg. (fourth in BE).
Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon leads XU in scoring at 14.9 ppg. (13th in BIG EAST) and is second in assists at 3.9 apg. (ninth in BE).
Xavier sophomore James Farr is second on team at 6.0 rpg. (15th in BIG EAST) and first in field goal percent (2nd in BE at .639).
Xavier junior Dee Davis leads XU in assists (seventh in BIG EAST at 4.0 apg.) and steals (eighth in BE at 1.5 spg.).
Xavier freshman Myles Davis is first on the team and fith in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers per game (2.3) and 3-point percentage (.467).
Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.54-to-1.00.
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.