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

St. Joseph's (PA) plays host to Xavier at Hagan Arena on Saturday. The game tips off at 6:00 EST and it can be seen on CBSSN. The Hawks are 0-4 against the Musketeers over the last four years. They lost 68-55 the last time they played (1/18/2012).

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

The Hawks were defeated by St. Bonaventure 73-64 on January 23rd despite 16 points and 6 rebounds from Halil Kanacevic. He tallies 7.9 points per game and also adds 7.1 rebounds per game. For the Musketeers, Travis Taylor finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the 63-57 loss to Charlotte on January 23rd. With 8.2 rebounds per game and 0.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Xavier StatSmack

  • C.J. Aiken is ranked 15th nationally in blocks.
  • At least you keep showing up. St. Joseph's has an average margin of victory of 7 over Xavier in 9 wins since 1995.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. St. Joseph's has come back to win after being down at half against Xavier 3 times since 2000.
  • St. Joseph's players are more experienced than Xavier players (15,113 minutes played vs 9,417 minutes played).
  • Ronald Roberts Jr. is ranked 9th in the A-10 in rebounds.
  • St. Joseph's has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Xavier ($NA vs $27,098).
  • The St. Joseph's scoring leader (Langston Galloway) has more points than the Xavier scoring leader (Semaj Christon).
  • Langston Galloway is ranked 7th in the A-10 in three-pointers.
  • The St. Joseph's three-point leader (Langston Galloway) has more three-pointers than the Xavier three-point leader (Dee Davis).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. St. Joseph's has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Xavier (1 vs 0).
  • St. Joseph's has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Xavier (#110 vs #207).
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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