Xavier vs. Saint Joseph's: Full Game Preview

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Xavier vs. Saint Joseph's: Full Game Preview
Xavier
(11-7, 4-4 away)
Saint Joseph's
(10-7, 6-4 home)
Venue: Hagan Arena
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Xavier S Christon 14.9 T Taylor 8.2 S Christon 4.9
Saint Joseph's C Jones 14.8 R Roberts Jr. 8.8 C Wilson 3.8

Xavier travels to Hagan Arena on Saturday to take on St. Joseph's (PA). The game tips off at 6:00 EST and you can catch it on CBSSN. The Musketeers are 4-0 against the Hawks over the last four years. The last time they met (1/18/2012) they won 68-55.

Xavier is currently in 1st place in the conference and St. Joseph's (PA) is in 12th.

In their last match-up on January 23rd, Semaj Christon put up 18 points and 5 rebounds for the Musketeers in a loss to Charlotte, 63-57. With 14.9 points per game, 4.9 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Hawks, Halil Kanacevic finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds in the 73-64 loss to St. Bonaventure on January 23rd. He contributes 7.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.9 points per game.

St. Joseph's (PA) StatSmack

  • The Xavier steals leader (Semaj Christon) has more steals than the St. Joseph's steals leader (Langston Galloway).
  • We win when it counts, too. Xavier has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than St. Joseph's (14 vs 3).
  • We just win. Xavier has more wins over the last 5 years than St. Joseph's (137 vs 87).
  • It must sting. Xavier has blown out St. Joseph's by 20 points or more on 6 occasions since 1999.
  • Xavier allows fewer rebounds (30.9 allowed per game vs 34.4 allowed per game) than St. Joseph's this season.
  • The Xavier rebounding leader (Travis Taylor) has more rebounds than the St. Joseph's rebounding leader (Ronald Roberts Jr.).
  • The Xavier basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than St. Joseph's (92% vs 71%).
  • Xavier has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.709 to 0.468).
  • AP voters think more highly of Xavier and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than St. Joseph's (71 vs 24).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Xavier has recruited more Top 50 high school players than St. Joseph's (3 vs 0).
XU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Travis Taylor 31 12 8 1 1 1 2
B Semaj Christon 33 15 2 5 2 0 4
C+ Myles Davis 10 3 1 3 0 0 1
C Justin Martin 28 8 5 1 1 0 2
C Dee Davis 30 9 2 4 1 0 3
C Jeff Robinson 24 7 5 0 1 0 1
C Isaiah Philmore 23 6 5 1 0 0 1
C Brad Redford 23 9 1 1 0 0 1
D+ James Farr 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Erik Stenger 12 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Landen Amos 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Joe Schuessler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Kevin Coker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Tim Whelan 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
StJoe Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B L. Galloway 35 15 4 2 1 1 1
B R. Roberts Jr. 33 11 9 1 1 1 1
B C.J. Aiken 33 12 6 1 1 3 1
B- Carl Jones 33 15 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Halil Kanacevic 30 8 7 3 1 2 3
C+ Chris Wilson 32 8 4 4 1 0 2
D Daryus Quarles 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Isaiah Miles 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Coyne 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Papa Ndao 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Trevisan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Evan Maschmeyer 6 0 1 1 0 0 1
D Colin Kelly 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Eric Kindler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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