@Xavier_WBB Travels To Philly To Take On Villanova Saturday

Head Coach Brian Neal

Head Coach Brian Neal

Jan. 23, 2014

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Game #20 - Xavier (8-11, 3-3 BIG EAST) at Villanova (13-5, 3-4 BIG EAST)

Game Notes:
Xavier Notes
Date:
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time:
2:00 p.m. ET
City:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Site:
The Pavilion (6,500)
Live Stats:
Villanova.com
Live Video:
Villanova.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:
3-7
Last 15:
6-9
Away Record:
1-4
vs. Villanova:
2nd Meeting; Villanova leads 1-0
Up Next:
at St. John’s - Jan. 29 (7:00 p.m. ET)

AT A GLANCE
The Musketeers will look to get back to .500 in conference play when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to battle the Wildcats of Villanova on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 25). The BIG EAST Conference matchup is set to tip at 2 p.m. ET.

UP NEXT
Following Saturday afternoon’s matchup at Villanova, the Blue and White will travel to Queens, N.Y. for the final BIG EAST contest of the month. XU will face St. John’s (Jan. 29) to wrap up the month of January.

COACHING MATCHUP
Head Coach: Brian Neal (Northern Kentucky ‘91)
Career Record:
179-42 (8th Season)
Record at Xavier:
8-11 (1st Season)

Head Coach: Harry Perretta (Lycoming ‘78)
Career Record:
651-409 (36th Season)
Record at Villanova:
Same

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

• Set a career-high in points (27) at Michigan (Nov. 13)
• 12th 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)
• 17th in points per game (12.4) in BIG EAST play
• 7th 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)
• 24th in points per game (10.9) in BIG EAST play
• 1st on the team and 8th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (7.2)
• Recorded her 3rd career double-double vs. Marquette (14 pts, 10 rebs)
#14 Briana Glover (F)

• Averaging 26.7 minutes per contest
• Shooting .406 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 .488 from the field
• 2nd on the team and t-13th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (6.0)

3’S PLEASE!
Over the last eight seasons (271 games; since 2006-07 season), Xavier has made at least one three-pointer in 269 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 1,310 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 56.7 percent (36.6 points per game) of Xavier’s scoring. The trio is also shooting .391 (228-of-583) from the floor and .349 (103-of-295) from long distance.

“THE GLOVE”
Sophomore ALIYAH ZANTT’s 46 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 46.
• t-1st the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.4).
• Thru games played on Jan. 19, she ranked 50th in the nation (2.5 steals per game).
• Registered a career-high six steals at DePaul this season (Jan. 1).
• Has 28 steals in the last eight games.
• Tallied multiple steals in 10 games this season.
• Has recorded three or more steals seven times this year.
• Has a steal in 35 of 48 career games, including 17 multi-steal performances.
• Reached 50 career steals in 41st career game (vs Indiana; Dec. 29).
• Currently has a steal in 18 of 19 games this season, including recording a theft in 11 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 25.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.

BIG EAST Top Scoring Tandems (as of Jan. 23)
Richrdson-Smith/Simmons (Seton Hall) – 34.5 ppg
Plouffe/Young (Marquette) – 32.4 ppg
White/Cooper (Georgetown) – 32 ppg
Penny/Rogowski (DePaul) – 31.4 ppg
Rule/Harris (Providence) – 30.7 ppg
Janning/Nelson (Creighton) – 29.6 ppg
McClung/Stratman (Buter) – 28.5 ppg
Handford/Grant (St. John’s) – 27.9 ppg
Hawkes/Wanninger (Xavier) – 25.8 ppg

Kane/C. Coyer (Villanova) – 22.6 ppg

• The duo has reached double figures in same game 11 times this season with Xavier going 6-5 in those contests.

OHIO’S FINEST
Of the 13 Division I schools in the state of Ohio, the Musketeers (8-11) rank t-5th for the most victories in the state (thru games played on Jan. 22).

School                     Record
BGSU                   14-3
Wright St.             14-5
Dayton                 12-4
Ohio St.                12-9
Ohio                     8-8
Akron                   8-8
Cleveland St.         8-9
Youngstown St.      8-9
Cincinnati              8-10
Xavier                      8-11

Toledo                  7-9
Miami (OH)            5-12
Kent St.                3-14

AWAY FROM CINTAS CENTER
Xavier owns an 84-62 record away from Cintas Center since 2002-03, including 52-30 (.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    2-6               -16.4

BEST JANUARY IN A WHILE
Xavier currently has three 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    3-3