@Xavier_WBB Heads To Omaha To Battle Creighton

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Sophomore Briana Glover
 

Jan. 14, 2014

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Game #17 - Xavier (7-9, 2-2 BIG EAST) at Creighton (10-7, 4-1 BIG EAST)

Game Notes:
Xavier Notes
Date:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time:
8:05 p.m. ET
City:
Omaha, Neb.
Site:
D.J. Sokol Arena (2,500)
Live Stats:
GoCreighton.com
Live Video:
GoCreighton.com
Live Audio: GoXavier.com
Talent: Mike Schmaltz (P-B-P)
Twitter:
@Xavier_WBB | @XavierGameday
Twitter Hashtags:
#LetsGoX
Current Streak:
L 1
Last 5:
2-3
Last 10:
4-6
Road Record:
1-3
vs. Creighton:
1st Meeting
Up Next:
vs. Providence - Jan. 18 (2:00 p.m. ET)

AT A GLANCE
The Musketeers will look to get back on the winning track when they head to Omaha, Neb. to face the Bluejays of Creighton on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The BIG EAST Conference matchup is set to tip at 8:05 p.m. ET.

UP NEXT
Following Wednesday night’s matchup at Creighton, the Blue and White will retrun home to host Providence (Jan. 18) and Seton Hall (Jan. 21) at Cintas Center.

COACHING MATCHUP
Xavier Head Coach: Brian Neal (Northern Kentucky ‘91)
Career Record:
178-40 (8th Season)
Record at Xavier:
7-9 (1st Season)

Head Coach: Jim Flanery (Creighton ‘87)
Career Record:
224-144 (12th Season)
Record at Creighton:
Same

@XAVIER_WBB STARTING 5 QUICK HITS
#3 Shatyra Hawkes (G)

• Set a career-high in points (27) at Michigan (Nov. 13)
• 13th in the BIG EAST in points per game (14.6)
• Named to the 2013 Paradise Jam All-Tournament team
#13 Ashley Wanninger (G)

• Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8)
• t-11th in points per game (14.0) in BIG EAST play
• 6th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers made per game (1.9)
#35 Jenna Crittendon (G)

• Set a career-high in points (25) at Ohio (Nov. 10)
• t-13th in points per game (13.0) in BIG EAST play
• 1st on the team and 9th in the BIG EAST in rebounds per game (7.3)
• Recorded her 3rd career double-double vs. Marquette (14 pts, 10 rebs)
#14 Briana Glover (F)

• Averaging 26.3 minutes per contest
• Shooting .400 from the field
• Scored a layup with 23 seconds left to force overtime at U-M (Nov. 13)
#23 Leah Schaefer (F)

• Finished with nine points and nine rebounds at Michigan (Nov. 13)
• Shooting .452 from the field
• 2nd on the team and 13th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (6.3)

3’S PLEASE!
Over the last eight seasons (268 games; since 2006-07 season), Xavier has made at least one three-pointer in 266 contests. XU’s streak of 39 straight games with a triple (dating back to the 2012-13 season), was snapped vs. UC on Dec. 21, 2013.

The Musketeers have made 1,285 triples since the 2006-07 season, good for an average of 4.8 three-point field goals made per game.

THE BIG 3
Shatyra Hawkes, Ashley Wanninger and Jenna Crittendon have combined to account for 58.4 percent (37.9 points per game) of Xavier’s scoring. The trio is also shooting .388 (200-of-515) from the floor and .332 (85-of-256) from long distance.

STICKY FINGERS
Sophomore ALIYAH ZANTT’s 42 steals lead the team and are the most of any player in the BIG EAST this season.

• 1st in the BIG EAST in total steals with 42.

• 1st the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.6).

• Thru games played on Jan. 12, she ranked 41st in the nation (2.63 steals per game).

• Registered a career-high six steals at DePaul this season (Jan. 1).

• Has 24 steals in the last five games.

• Tallied multiple steals in nine games this season.

• Has recorded three or more steals seven times this year.

• Has a steal in 32 of 45 career games, including 16 multi-steal performances.

• Reached 50 career steals in 41st career game (vs Indiana; Dec. 29).

• Currently has a steal in 15 of 16 games this season, including recording a theft in eight straight contests.

SHAKE AND BAKE
Seniors Shatyra Hawkes and Ashley Wanninger give XU one of the top scoring tandems in the conference. The duo is averaging a combined 26.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

BIG EAST Top Scoring Tandems (as of Jan. 13)
Richardson-Smith/Simmons (Seton Hall) - 33.8 ppg
Plouffe/Young (Marquette) - 32.3 ppg
Rogowski/Penny (DePaul) - 32.0 ppg
Butler/Cooper (Georgetown) - 31.3 ppg
Rule/Harris (Providence) - 30.8 ppg
Janning/Nelson (Creighton) - 29.5 ppg
Handford/Brown (SJU) - 28.8 ppg
Stratman/McClung (Butler) - 28.3 ppg
HAWKES/WANNINGER (Xavier) - 26.5 ppg

- The duo has reached double figures in same game eight times this season with Xavier going 5-4 in those contests.

OHIO’S FINEST
Of the 13 Division I schools in the state of Ohio, the Musketeers (7-9) rank t-6th for the most victories in the state (thru games played on Jan. 12).

School                     Record
BGSU                   13-2
Wright St.             13-5
Ohio St.                12-7
Dayton                 9-4
Cincinnati              8-8
Akron                   7-7
Toledo                  7-7
Ohio                     7-7
Cleveland St.         7-8
Xavier                        7-9

Youngstown St.      6-9
Miami (OH)            4-12
Kent St.                3-11

AWAY FROM CINTAS CENTER
Xavier owns an 84-61 record away from Cintas Center since 2002-03, including 52-29 (.634) in conference road games.

Year          Away Record     Scoring Margin
2002-03    6-8               -1.2
2003-04    7-5               +1.4
2004-05    9-6               +4.3
2005-06    7-7               +1.9
2006-07    7-3               +8.4
2007-08    9-4               +5.4
2008-09    10-4             +4.0
2009-10    9-1               +11.9
2010-11    11-2             +11.0
2011-12    2-8               -9.8
2012-13    5-8               -3.0
2013-14    2-5               -14.6

BEST JANUARY IN A WHILE
Xavier currently has two wins in January this season, which is the most wins the Musketeers have had in the month of January since the 2010-11 season (7-0).

Year          January Record
2011-12        1-6
2012-13        0-7
2013-14        2-1


 

 

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