@Xavier_WBB Looks To Snap Losing Skid Against DePaul

Freshman Christina Ohlinger

Freshman Christina Ohlinger

Feb. 4, 2014


Game #23 - Xavier (8-14, 3-7 BIG EAST) vs. RV/RV DePaul (17-5, 8-2 BIG EAST)
Game Notes:
Xavier Notes (PDF) | DePaul Notes (PDF)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. ET
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cintas Center (10,250)
Live Stats:
Live Video:
Mike Schmaltz (P-B-P), Rich Hoyt (Analyst)
@Xavier_WBB | @XavierGameday
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Current Streak:
L 4
Last 5:
Last 10:
Last 15:
Home Record:
vs. DePaul:
8th Meeting; DePaul leads 6-1
Up Next:
at Georgetown - Feb. 8 (4 p.m.)

The Musketeers will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Blue Demons of DePaul on Wednesday night (Feb. 5). The BIG EAST Conference matchup is set to tip at 7 p.m. ET.

Following Wednesday night’s matchup with DePaul, the Blue and White will hti the road for two contests. XU will face Georgetown in Washington D.C. on Feb. 8 before heading to Milwaukee, Wis. to face Marquette a week later (Feb. 15).

Head Coach: Brian Neal (Northern Kentucky ‘91)
Career Record:
179-45 (8th Season)
Record at Xavier:
8-14 (1st Season)

Head Coach: Doug Bruno (DePaul ‘73)
Career Record:
586-329 (30th Season)
Record at DePaul:
548-299 (28th Season)

#3 Shatyra Hawkes (G)

• Named to the 2013 Paradise Jam All-Tournament team
• Set a career-high in points (27) at Michigan (Nov. 13)
• 13th in the BIG EAST in points per game (13.9)
• Led the team in scoring 11 times this season
#13 Ashley Wanninger (G)

• Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8)
• 26th in points per game (10.3) in BIG EAST play
• 8th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers made per game (1.8)
• Made at least one trifecta in 15 games this season
#35 Jenna Crittendon (G)

• Set a career-high in points (25) at Ohio (Nov. 10)
• Recorded her 3rd career double-double vs. Marquette (14 pts, 10 rebs)
• 29th in the BIG EAST in points per game (10.2)
• 1st on the team and 10th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (6.9)
#14 Briana Glover (F)

• Scored a layup with 23 seconds left to force overtime at U-M (Nov. 13)
• Averaging 26.1 minutes per contest
• Shooting .399 from the field
#23 Leah Schaefer (F)

• Finished with nine points and nine rebounds at Michigan (Nov. 13)
• Shooting .419 from the field
• 2nd on the team and 15th in the BIG EAST in rebs. per game (5.9)
• 11th in the BIG EAST in defensive rebs. per game (4.5)

Over the last eight seasons (274 games; since 2006-07 season), Xavier has made at least one three-pointer in 272 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 1,323 triples since the 2006-07 season, good for an average of 4.83 three-point field goals made per game.

Shatyra Hawkes, Ashley Wanninger and Jenna Crittendon have combined to account for 56.5 percent (34.9 points per game) of Xavier’s scoring. The trio is also shooting .377 (252-of-669) from the floor and .328 (108-of-329) from long distance.

Sophomore ALIYAH ZANTT’s 52 steals lead the team and are the 2nd most of any player in the BIG EAST this season.

• 2nd in the BIG EAST in total steals with 52.
• 3rd the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.4).
• Thru games played on Feb. 2, she ranked 62nd in the nation (2.36 steals per game).
• Registered a career-high six steals at DePaul this season (Jan. 1).
• Has 34 steals in the last 11 games.
• Tallied multiple steals in 12 games this season.
• Has recorded three or more steals eight times this year.
• Has a steal in 38 of 51 career games, including 19 multi-steal performances.
• Reached 50 career steals in 41st career game (vs Indiana; Dec. 29).
• Currently has a steal in 21 of 22 games this season, including recording a theft in 14 straight contests.

Seniors Shatyra Hawkes and Ashley Wanninger give XU one of the top scoring tandems in the conference. The duo is averaging a combined 25.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

BIG EAST Top Scoring Tandems (as of Feb. 3)
Richrdson-Smith/Simmons (Seton Hall) – 34.1 ppg
Cooper/White (Georgetown) – 31.7 ppg
Rule/Harris (Providence) – 31.4 ppg
Penny/Rogowski (DePaul) – 30.6 ppg
Plouffe/Young (Marquette) – 30.1 ppg
Janning/Nelson (Creighton) – 30.1 ppg
McClung/Stratman (Butler) – 28.0 ppg
Handford/Grant (St. John’s) – 27.4 ppg
Hawkes/Wanninger (Xavier) – 24.7 ppg
Kane/C. Coyer (Villanova) – 22.8 ppg

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

Of the 13 Division I schools in the state of Ohio, the Musketeers (8-14) rank 10th for the most victories in the state (thru games played on Feb. 2).

School                  Record
BGSU                     18-3
Wright St.               16-6
Ohio St.                  14-11
Dayton                   13-5
Akron                     12-8
Youngstown St.        10-10
Cleveland St.           10-11
Toledo                    9-11
Cincinnati                9-12
Ohio                       8-12
Xavier                           8-14
Miami (OH)              7-13
Kent St.                   4-16

XU is 167-53 over its 220-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).