@Xavier_WBB Set To Battle Butler In Indy

Freshman Maddison Blackwell recorded a double-double in XU's last outing (@Providence; Feb. 22)
 
Freshman Maddison Blackwell recorded a double-double in XU's last outing (@Providence; Feb. 22)
 

Feb. 24, 2014

GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Game #28 - Xavier (8-19, 3-12 BIG EAST) at Butler (12-14, 7-8 BIG EAST)

Game Notes:
Xavier Notes (PDF)
Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time:
7:00 p.m. ET
City:
Indianapolis, Ind.
Site:
Hinkle Fieldhouse (10,000)
Live Stats:
ButlerSports.com
Live Video:
ButlerSports.com
Live Audio:
GoXavier.com
Talent:
Mike Schmaltz (P-B-P)
Twitter:
@Xavier_WBB | @XavierGameday
Twitter Hashtags:
#LetsGoX
Current Streak:
L 9
Last 5:
0-5
Last 10:
1-9
Last 15:
3-12
Away Record:
1-9
vs. Butler:
33rd Meeting; Butler leads 18-14
Last Meeting:
Feb. 1, 2014; Butler 68, XU 54
Up Next:
vs. Villanova - March 1 (12 p.m.) - Senior Day

The Last Meeting
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Xavier54
February 1, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
@Xavier_WBB Falls To Butler 68-54
The Xavier women's basketball team fell to the Butler Bulldogs Saturday evening, 68-54, at Cintas Center. Sophomores Briana Glover and Aliyah Zantt combined for 26 points in the effort.

AT A GLANCE
The Musketeers will look to snap a nine-game losing streak when they travel to Indianapolis to face the Bulldogs of Butler on Tuesday night (Feb. 25). The BIG EAST Conference matchup is set to tip at 7 p.m. ET.

UP NEXT
Following Saturday afternoon’s matchup at Butler, the Musketeers will have two regular season contests left before heading to Chicago to participate in the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament (March 8-11). XU will host Villanova on March 1 on Senior Day, before wrapping up the regular season slate at Seton Hall on March 4.

COACHING MATCHUP
Head Coach:
Brian Neal (Northern Kentucky ‘91)
Career Record:
179-50 (8th Season)
Record at Xavier:
8-19 (1st Season)


 

 

Head Coach: Beth Couture (Erskine ‘84)
Career Record:
 436-276 (24th Season)
Record at Butler:
178-159 (11th Season)

@XAVIER_WBB PROBABLE STARTING 5 QUICK HITS
#5 Kayla Davis (G)

• Member of the U19 Canadian national team that competed in 2013 FIBA Worlds in Lithuania
• Recorded a steal in eight games this season
• Scored a career-high 14 points at Marquette (Feb. 15)
• Grabbed a career-high eight boards at Providence (Feb. 22)
#13 Ashley Wanninger (G)

• Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8)
• 21st in points per game (11.4) in BIG EAST play
• 6th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers made per game (2.0)
• Made at least one trifecta in 19 games this season
#15 Aliyah Zantt (G)

• Scored in double figures seven times this season
• 3rd in the BIG EAST with 62 total steals
• 3rd in the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.3)
#14 Briana Glover (F)

• Scored a layup with 23 seconds left to force overtime at U-M (Nov. 13)
• Averaging 27.7 minutes per contest
• Shooting .405 from the field
#21 Maddison Blackwell (F)

• Made her first career start at Georgetown (Feb. 8)
• Recorded her 1st career double-double at Providence (21 pts, 10 rebs)
• t-2nd on the team in total steals (24)
• Leads the team in total offensive rebounds (33)

3’S PLEASE!
Over the last eight seasons (279 games; since 2006-07 season), Xavier has made at least one three-pointer in 277 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 1,362 triples since the 2006-07 season, good for an average of 4.88 three-point field goals made per game.

“THE GLOVE”
Sophomore ALIYAH ZANTT’s 62 steals lead the team and are the 3rd most of any player in the BIG EAST this season.

• 3rd in the BIG EAST in total steals with 62.

• 3rd in the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.3).

• Thru games played on Feb. 20, she ranked 57th in the nation (2.31 steals per game).

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

• Has 44 steals in the last 16 games.

• Tallied multiple steals in 15 games this season.

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

• Has a steal in 43 of 56 career games, including 22 multi-steal performances.

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

• Currently has a steal in 26 of 27 games this season, including recording a theft in 19 straight contests.

OHIO’S FINEST
Of the 13 Division I schools in the state of Ohio, the Musketeers (8-19) rank t-10th for the most victories in the state (thru games played on Feb. 23).

School               Record
BGSU                    23-3
Dayton                 20-5
Wright St.             20-7
Akron                   17-8
Ohio St.                15-15
Toledo                  13-12
Youngstown St.      13-12
Cleveland St.         13-13
Cincinnati              12-15
Ohio                     8-17
Xavier                   8-19
Miami (OH)           7-18
Kent St.                6-19

AWAY FROM CINTAS CENTER
Xavier owns an 84-66 record away from Cintas Center since 2002-03, including 52-35 (.597) 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        2-11            -17.2

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