Xavier vs. Rhode Island: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Xavier vs. Rhode Island: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Xavier 55
(15-10, 6-7 away)
Rhode Island 42
(8-17, 5-10 home)
Venue: Ryan Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 20, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Xavier 22 33 55
Rhode Island 23 19 42
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Xavier S Christon 16 T Taylor 17 D Davis 4
Rhode Island X Munford 15 A Malone 6 M Powell 4

Xavier held Rhode Island to only 24.1 percent from the floor and got a win on the road against the Rams 55-42 in A-10 play on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Travis Taylor earned a double-double in the Musketeers win including 13 points and 17 rebounds. Semaj Christon had a game-high 16 points and added seven rebounds. Xavier Munford finished with a team-high 15 points and three rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl) for the Rams. The next game will be on Saturday, Feb. 23 when Xavier (14-10, 7-4 A-10) hosts 24th-ranked Virginia Commonwealth (20-6, 8-3 A-10).

Xavier Game Notes

  • XU beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Musketeers have beaten the spread.
  • The Musketeers have won 86 percent of the time this season (6-1) after recording 17 or more free throws made.
  • XU has won 75 percent of the time this season (9-3) when opponents record 11 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Xavier has won 73 percent of the time (11-4) when Semaj Christon has 16 points or more and 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Jeff Robinson plays 30 minutes or more.
  • The Musketeers set a season high for rebounds (45).
  • The last time XU recorded at least 45 rebounds was Jan 04, 2012 against La Salle.
  • XU set a season low for field goals made (18).
  • This is the fifth win of the season where the Musketeers came back after being down at halftime.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a team season high in rebounds with 17 and defensive rebounds with 14.
  • The top two scorers (Semaj Christon and Travis Taylor) accounted for 52.7 percent of the points.
  • Travis Taylor accounted for 37.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Semaj Christon has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 25 games this season.
  • Travis Taylor has led the team in rebounding in 18 out of 25 games this season.
  • Travis Taylor recorded the 20th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Travis Taylor has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a double-double. It was his eighth this season and 16th of his career.
  • Travis Taylor had career highs with 17 rebounds and 14 defensive rebounds.
  • Semaj Christon has 13 straight double-digit point games.

Rhode Island Game Notes

  • Xavier Munford accounted for 35.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Xavier Munford has led the team in scoring 15 times in 25 games this season.
  • Andre Malone has led the team in rebounding five times in 25 games this season.
  • Xavier Munford has 10 straight double-digit point games.
XU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATravis Taylor3513170203
B+Semaj Christon331671002
B-Isaiah Philmore17730001
C+Justin Martin24650031
C+Brad Redford22631001
CJeff Robinson30441001
C-Dee Davis30324004
-Erik Stenger8020101
URI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AXavier Munford371533300
BMike Aaman14820000
B-Andre Malone33861100
C+Mike Powell38924003
D+T.J. Buchanan20021100
D+Jordan Hare25240001
D+N. Malesevic22051002
-Alwayne Bigby10030002

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