Dayton vs. Xavier: Full Game Preview

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Dayton vs. Xavier: Full Game Preview
Dayton
(12-7, 3-4 away)
Xavier
(11-8, 7-3 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Dayton K Dillard 14.9 D Oliver 8.6 K Dillard 4.8
Xavier S Christon 14.9 T Taylor 8.0 S Christon 4.7

Xavier plays host to Dayton at Cintas Center on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on CBSSN. The Musketeers are 7-4 against the Flyers over the last four years. The last time they met (3/9/2012) they won 70-69.

Xavier is currently in 2nd place in the conference and Dayton is in 10th.

In their last match-up on January 26th, Semaj Christon put up 16 points for the Musketeers in a loss to St. Joseph's (PA), 59-49. He leads the team in points with 14.9 per game, assists with 4.7 per game, and steals with 1.5 per game. For the Flyers, Josh Benson finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds in the 72-56 blowout of Duquesne on January 26th. He is averaging 10.5 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.9 blocks per game. When considering the Four Factors, Dayton performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.7. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 38th in the country.

Dayton StatSmack

  • People just expect us to beat you. Xavier has been the favorite 34 out of the last 40 times.
  • It must sting. Xavier has blown out Dayton by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 1996.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Xavier has had more players drafted by the NBA than Dayton (5 vs 0).
  • Xavier has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.712 to 0.563).
  • Xavier is better under pressure, and has defeated Dayton in 10 out of the last 16 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Xavier has an average margin of victory of 11 over Dayton in 43 wins since 1980.
  • Xavier has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Dayton ($27,098 vs $35,865).
  • You get an A for effort, but Xavier has emerged victorious against Dayton the last 2 times they've played.
  • Xavier players are more experienced than Dayton players (9,617 minutes played vs 9,217 minutes played).
  • We win when it counts, too. Xavier has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Dayton (14 vs 1).
  • The Xavier three-point leader (Brad Redford) has more three-pointers than the Dayton three-point leader (Kevin Dillard).
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kevin Dillard 32 15 2 5 1 0 3
B Devin Oliver 30 9 9 2 1 0 2
B- Vee Sanford 29 13 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Dyshawn Pierre 25 8 5 2 0 0 2
C+ Josh Benson 25 11 5 1 0 1 2
C Jalen Robinson 18 6 5 1 1 0 1
C- Khari Price 19 3 2 1 0 0 1
C- M. Derenbecker 13 5 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Devon Scott 7 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Alex Gavrilovic 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Mitch Asmus 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D B. Vonderhaar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
XU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Semaj Christon 33 15 2 5 2 0 4
B Travis Taylor 31 11 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Myles Davis 10 3 1 3 0 0 1
C Justin Martin 28 8 5 1 1 0 1
C Dee Davis 30 9 2 4 1 0 3
C Jeff Robinson 24 7 5 0 1 0 1
C Isaiah Philmore 23 5 5 1 0 0 1
C Brad Redford 23 8 1 1 0 0 1
D+ James Farr 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Erik Stenger 11 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Landen Amos 8 0 2 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
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