@Xavier_WBB Set To Host Providence On Saturday Afternoon

Head Coach Brian Neal
 
Head Coach Brian Neal
 

Jan. 17, 2014

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Game #18 - Xavier (7-10, 2-3 BIG EAST) vs. Providence (6-10, 1-4 BIG EAST)

Game Notes:
Xavier Notes | Providence Notes
Date:
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time:
2:00 p.m. ET
City:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Site:
Cintas Center (10,250)
Live Stats:
GoXavier.com
Live Video:
GoXavier.com
Talent:
Mike Schmaltz (P-B-P), Rich Hoyt (Analyst)
Twitter:
@Xavier_WBB | @XavierGameday
Twitter Hashtags:
#LetsGoX
Current Streak:
L 2
Last 5:
2-3
Last 10:
4-6
Home Record:
5-4
vs. Providence:
1st Meeting
Up Next:
vs. Seton Hall - Jan. 21 (7:00 p.m. ET)

AT A GLANCE
The Musketeers will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they host the Friars of Providence on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 15). The BIG EAST Conference matchup is set to tip at 2 p.m. ET.

UP NEXT
Following Saturday afternoon’s matchup with Providence, the Blue and White will host Seton Hall (Jan. 21) in the final January home contest of the season.

COACHING MATCHUP
Head Coach: Brian Neal (Northern Kentucky ‘91)
Career Record:
178-41 (8th Season)
Record at Xavier:
7-10 (1st Season)

Head Coach: Susan Robinson Fruchtl (Penn State ‘92)
Career Record:
87-116 (7th Season)
Record at PC:
13-33 (2nd Season)

@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 (14.1)
• Named to the 2013 Paradise Jam All-Tournament team
#13 Ashley Wanninger (G)

• Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8)
• 23rd in points per game (11.2) in BIG EAST play
• 7th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers made per game (1.8)
#35 Jenna Crittendon (G)

• Set a career-high in points (25) at Ohio (Nov. 10)
• 22nd in points per game (11.6) in BIG EAST play
• 1st on the team and 9th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (7.4)
• Recorded her 3rd career double-double vs. Marquette (14 pts, 10 rebs)
#14 Briana Glover (F)

• Averaging 26.4 minutes per contest
• Shooting .407 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 .461 from the field
• 2nd on the team and 15th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (6.1)

3’S PLEASE!
Over the last eight seasons (269 games; since 2006-07 season), Xavier has made at least one three-pointer in 267 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 1,291 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 56.8 percent (36.4 points per game) of Xavier’s scoring. The trio is also shooting .387 (204-of-527) from the floor and .336 (88-of-262) from long distance.

STICKY FINGERS
Sophomore ALIYAH ZANTT’s 44 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 44.

• 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 26 steals in the last six games.

• Tallied multiple steals in 10 games this season.

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

• Has a steal in 33 of 46 career games, including 17 multi-steal performances.

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

• Currently has a steal in 16 of 17 games this season, including recording a theft in nine straight contests.

OHIO’S FINEST
Of the 13 Division I schools in the state of Ohio, the Musketeers (7-10) rank t-8th for the most victories in the state (thru games played on Jan. 16).

School                     Record
BGSU                   14-2
Wright St.             13-5
Ohio St.                12-8
Dayton                 10-4
Ohio                     8-7
Cincinnati              8-8
Cleveland St.         8-8
Akron                   7-8
Toledo                  7-8
Youngstown St.      7-9
Xavier                     7-10

Miami (OH)          5-10
Kent St.               3-12

PROTECT THIS HOUSE
XU is 166-51 over its 217-game run at Cintas Center since it opened prior to the 2000-01 season.

The Musketeers won their 150th game at Cintas Center with a 71-66 victory over visiting Morehead State on Dec. 6, 2011 (100th victory was 69-52 over Penn State 1/30/08).  

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          Jan. Record
2011-12    1-6
2012-13    0-7
2013-14    2-2


 

 

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