March 3, 2014
Game #30 - Xavier (8-21, 3-14 BIG EAST) at Seton Hall (16-12, 7-10 BIG EAST)
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
City: South Orange, N.J.
Site: Walsh Gymnasium (2,600)
Live Stats: SHUPirates.com
Live Video: SHUPirates.com
Twitter: @Xavier_WBB | @XavierGameday
Twitter Hashtags: #LetsGoX
Current Streak: L 12
Last 5: 0-5
Last 10: 0-10
Last 15: 2-13
Away Record: 1-10
vs. Seton Hall: 2nd Meeting; SHU leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Jan. 21, 2014; SHU 72, XU 62
Up Next: at Seton Hall - March 4 (7 p.m.)
AT A GLANCE
The Musketeers will look to snap a 11-game losing streak when they hit the road to face the Pirates of Seton Hall in their final BIG EAST regular season contest of on Tuesday night (Mar 4). The BIG EAST Conference matchup is set to tip at 7 p.m.
Following Tuesday afternoon's matchup at Seton Hall, the Musketeers will head to Chicago to participate in the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament (March 8-11). XU will be either the No. 8 or No. 9 seed in the tournament and will play Georgetown on March 8 (7:30 p.m. ET) at DePaul's McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago.
Head Coach: Brian Neal (Northern Kentucky `91)
Career Record: 179-52 (8th Season)
Record at Xavier: 8-21 (1st Season)
Anthony Bozzella (Seton Hall `89)
322-330 (21st Season)
Record at Seton Hall:
16-12 (1st Season)
@XAVIER_WBB PROBABLE STARTING 5 QUICK HITS
#25 Sydney Neal (G)
Scored a season/career-high seven points at St. John's (Jan. 29)
Played 24 minutes and recorded three steals at Providence (Feb. 22)
#13 Ashley Wanninger (G)
Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Georgetown (Jan. 8)
22nd in points per game (11.5) in BIG EAST play
6th in the BIG EAST in 3-pointers made per game (2.0)
Made at least one trifecta in 21 games this season
#15 Aliyah Zantt (G)
Scored in double figures eight times this season
3rd in the BIG EAST with 64 total steals
3rd in the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.2)
#14 Briana Glover (F)
Scored a layup with 23 seconds left to force overtime at U-M (Nov. 13)
Averaging 28.3 minutes per contest
Shooting .406 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; Feb. 22)
Pulled down a career-high 14 boards at Butler (Feb. 25)
2nd on the team in total steals (26) Leads the team in total offensive rebounds (36)
Over the last eight seasons (281 games; since 2006-07 season), Xavier has made at least one three-pointer in 279 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 1,370 triples since the 2006-07 season, good for an average of 4.88 three-point field goals made per game.
Sophomore Aliyah Zantt's 64 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 64.
3rd in the BIG EAST in steals per game (2.2).
Thru games played on Feb. 23, she ranked 58th in the nation (2.30 steals per game).
Registered a career-high six steals at DePaul this season (Jan. 1).
Has 46 steals in the last 18 games.
Tallied multiple steals in 15 games this season.
Has recorded three or more steals nine times this year.
Has a steal in 45 of 58 career games, including 22 multi-steal performances.
Reached 50 career steals in 41st career game (vs Indiana; Dec. 29).
Currently has a steal in 28 of 29 games this season, including recording a theft in 21 straight contests.
Of the 13 Division I schools in the state of Ohio, the Musketeers (8-21) rank 11th for the most victories in the state (thru games played on Mar. 2).
Wright St. 21-8
Ohio St. 15-17
Youngstown St. 13-14
Cleveland St. 14-14
Miami (OH) 7-20
Kent St. 6-21
AWAY FROM CINTAS CENTER
Xavier owns an 84-67 record away from Cintas Center since 2002-03, including 52-36 (.590) 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 2-12 -16.3
KNOW YOUR OPPONENT | SETON HALL PIRATES
SHU vs. XU - LAST MEETING
- Seton Hall saw four players scoring in double figures as the Pirates picked up a 72-62 victory at Xavier back on Jan. 21.
- Tabatha Richardson-Smith led all scorers with 23 points, knocking down four 3-point field goals in the win.
- Ka-Deidre Simmons narrowly missed out on recording a double-double, finishing with 17 points to go along with nine assists, her highest total in a BIG EAST contest in her career.
- The Pirates limited Xavier to just one field goal over the final 12 minutes of action to gradually pull away for the 10-point win.
- The Musketeers shot just 37.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over 21 times.
- Seton Hall recorded 19 assists on 29 made field goals and hit six 3-pointers.
SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS IN SIGHT
A pair of Pirates are honing in on some Seton Hall single-season offensive records as SHU approaches the end of the regular season. Ka-Deidre Simmons has 149 assists this season and is averaging 5.3 assists per game, leaving her just nine assists shy of Kathy O'Reilly's single-season record of 158 set during the 1987-88 season. After knocking down three 3-pointers at Butler, sophomore Tabatha Richardson-Smith sits at 71 treys on the year, just three triples behind Brittany Morris' single-season record of 74, set just last season.
The Last Meeting
January 21, 2014
@Xavier_WBB Rally Falls Short to Seton Hall, 72-62
Seniors Shatyra Hawkes (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy) and Ashley Wanninger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) combined for 38 points and 11 rebounds as the Xavier women's basketball team fell to the Seton Hall Pirates, 72-62, Tuesday night at Cintas Center.