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December 5, 2013

A look at X

Everything you need to know about XAvier heading in to this Saturday's game against Bowling Green.

From Xavier Sports Information:

Television: FOX Sports 1 with Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Bob Wenzel (analysis).

Radio: 55KRC-AM and nationally via iHeartRadio with play-by-play from Xavier Hall of Famer and former Musketeer standout Joe Sunderman (‘79). Analysis will be provided by Xavier Hall of Famer and XU all-time leading scorer Byron Larkin (‘88).



The X factors...IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS


• Xavier, 5-3, enters this game looking to snap a three-game losing streak.

• Xavier has won 11 of its last 12 meetings against teams from the MAC.

• Xavier has a connection to BG head coach Louis Orr, who began his coaching career as an assistant under Pete Gillen at Xavier.

• Xavier first-year athletic director Greg Christopher, who spent the previous six plus years as the BG AD, is the AD who hired Louis Orr.

• Xavier fifth-year head coach Chris Mack, 95-47, is tied for fifth place on XU’s all-time wins list, just one win shy of a top four spot.

• Xavier junior Matt Stainbrook leads the team in rebounding at 7.9 rpg. (second in BIG EAST) and blocks at 2.0 bpg. (fourth in BE).

• Xavier sophomore James Farr is second on the team at 6.3 rpg. (14th in BIG EAST) and first in field goal percent (third in BE at .600).

• Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon leads Xavier in scoring at 15.1 ppg. (12th in BIG EAST) and assists at 4.4 apg. (tied for fifth in BE).

• Xavier freshman Brandon Randolph leads XU in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.67-to-1.00 (fifth in BIG EAST).

• Xavier freshman Myles Davis has averaged 13.0 ppg. over the past four games.

• Xavier has made two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in addition to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in the last 10 years.

• Xavier is one of 14 schools to make at least 7 NCAA Tournaments in the last 8 years.

• Xavier is first in the BIG EAST and ranked tied for 12th in the nation in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate at 97 percent.

• Xavier has graduated the last 91 men’s basketball players that have played as seniors, including Isaiah Philmore and Erik Stenger.





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