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

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Fordham vs. Xavier: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Fordham 66
(6-19, 1-14 away)
Xavier 79
(14-9, 9-3 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Fordham 32 34 66
Xavier 38 41 79
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Fordham M Thomas 23 R Canty 10 M Thomas 5
Xavier S Christon 19 T Taylor 9 S Christon 5

Xavier topped Fordham 79-66 in A-10 action on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Musketeers got the win with a team-high 19 points and five assists from Semaj Christon. Travis Taylor also had a good game, scoring 10 points and adding nine rebounds. For the Rams, Mandell Thomas finished with a game-high 23 points on 53.3 percent shooting. Xavier (13-9, 6-3 A-10) takes on Dayton (13-11, 3-7 A-10) on Saturday, Feb. 16 on the road.

Xavier Game Notes

  • The last time XU started the season 14-9 was 2003.
  • The Musketeers have won 88 percent of the time this season (7-1) after recording six or more three-pointers.
  • Xavier has won 80 percent of the time this season (8-2) when its field goal percentage has been 47.9 percent or better.
  • XU has won 83 percent of the time this season (5-1) when opponents record 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Xavier has won 88 percent of the time (7-1) when Dee Davis has 10 points or more, 71 percent of the time (5-2) when Semaj Christon plays 36 minutes or more, and 78 percent of the time (7-2) when Justin Martin has four field goals made or more.
  • The Musketeers set a season high for free throws made (27).
  • The last time XU recorded at least 27 free throws made was Jan 25, 2012 against Saint Louis.
  • The Musketeers have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 13 games.
  • Xavier has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 10 games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--XU has a 9.8 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Semaj Christon and Justin Martin) accounted for 44.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Travis Taylor and Justin Martin) accounted for 45.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Semaj Christon has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 23 games this season.
  • Travis Taylor has led the team in rebounding in 17 out of 23 games this season.
  • Semaj Christon has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Taylor has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Justin Martin had a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.

Fordham Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Rams losing streak to five games.
  • Mandell Thomas accounted for 34.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Ryan Canty accounted for 37.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Ryan Canty has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 25 games this season.
  • Ryan Canty recorded the eighth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Mandell Thomas's career.
FORD PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMandell Thomas312315004
B+Ryan Canty348100111
B-Jermaine Myers36932202
B-Luka Zivkovic7900000
B-Branden Frazier351114003
C+Ryan Rhoomes23260230
CTravion Leonard16430001
DBryan Smith15010100
XU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ASemaj Christon361925214
ATravis Taylor351092000
B+Landen Amos15551000
B+Justin Martin281670124
BDee Davis241034001
C+Jeff Robinson191010101
CIsaiah Philmore20340002
C-Brad Redford17600001
-Erik Stenger4010000

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