Xavier And Wake Forest Take Four-Game Winning Streaks Into Annual Skip Prosser Classic

Skip Prosser left a lasting legacy at both Xavier and Wake Forest.
 
Skip Prosser left a lasting legacy at both Xavier and Wake Forest.
 

Dec. 26, 2013

SKIP PROSSER CLASSIC PRESENTED BY PNC
Xavier University Musketeers (9-3) vs. 
Wake Forest University Demon Deacons (10-2)
Sat., Dec. 28, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET
Cintas Center (10,250) in Cincinnati, Ohio


COMPLETE SET OF NOTES/STATS (PDF) 

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Television & Radio:

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 and junior Matt Stainbrook had XU career highs of 17 points at UA. Philmore added a career-best 12 rebounds.


 

 

• 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.

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

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