Wofford vs. Xavier: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Wofford vs. Xavier: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Wofford 56
(6-6, 2-6 away)
Xavier 55
(7-4, 4-3 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, December 22, 2012
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Wofford 22 34 56
Xavier 34 21 55
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Wofford K Cochran 17 L Skinner 6 I Faithfull 3
Xavier S Christon 14 T Taylor 7 S Christon 5

Despite being favored to win by 10, Xavier let one slip to Wofford 56-55. Xavier led 34-22 at the half, but Wofford was able to come back in the second half and secure the victory. Travis Taylor earned a double-double in a losing effort with a team-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. Semaj Christon had 10 points and added eight assists (3 Reb 3 Stl). Karl Cochran got a game-high 20 points and five rebounds for the Terriers. Xavier (7-4, 0-0 A-10) takes on Tennessee (7-3, 0-0 SEC) on Saturday, December 29th on the road.

Xavier Game Notes

  • Xavier started 7-4 during the 2009, 2003, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Musketeers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Xavier has lost 23 close games.
  • The Musketeers have lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after having a three-point percentage of 27.3% or worse.
  • The Musketeers have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past 6 games.
  • Xavier has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 6th game at home this season--XU has a 10.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a team season high in blocks with 3.
  • Travis Taylor accounted for 36.3% of the team's points.
  • Travis Taylor accounted for 34.3% of the team's rebounds.
  • Travis Taylor has led the team in scoring 3 times and in rebounding 7 times in 11 games this season.
  • This marks the 15th 20-point game of Travis Taylor's career.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a double-double. It was his 3rd this season and 11th of his career.

Wofford Game Notes

  • Karl Cochran accounted for 35.7% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Lee Skinner and Aerris Smith) accounted for 44.8% of the rebounds.
  • Karl Cochran has led the team in scoring 7 times in 12 games this season.
  • Lee Skinner has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 12 games this season.
  • Lee Skinner set a career high with 7 defensive rebounds.
  • This marks the 8th 20-point game of Karl Cochran's career.
WOFF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKarl Cochran332052102
B+Lee Skinner35783102
BTaylor Wagener7521001
BI. Faithfull23305010
C+Spencer Collins291730005
CAerris Smith30250101
CJarell Byrd11201100
CJohn Swinton18012201
-C.J. Neumann10010001
-Justin Gordon4000000
XU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATravis Taylor3220110031
B+Semaj Christon341038304
C+Jeff Robinson13440001
CIsaiah Philmore17241001
CBrad Redford24610000
CDee Davis34522003
CJustin Martin21421101
C-Erik Stenger19430002
-Landen Amos6010000

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