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

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Memphis vs. Xavier: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(19) Memphis 62
(24-4, 7-3 away)
Xavier 64
(16-11, 10-4 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Memphis 20 42 62
Xavier 31 33 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Memphis G Johnson 14 T Black 9 J Jackson 5
Xavier T Taylor 18 T Taylor 10 S Christon 5

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Xavier won a nail-biter over No. 19 Memphis 64-62. The Musketeers now have a record of 1-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Travis Taylor got a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Musketeers, earning a double-double. Semaj Christon had 13 points and added five rebounds. For the Tigers, Geron Johnson finished with a team-high 14 points and seven rebounds. Xavier (15-11, 7-5 A-10) takes on Massachusetts (17-9, 7-6 A-10) on Saturday, Mar. 2 at home.

Xavier Game Notes

  • The last time XU started the season 16-11 was 2004.
  • XU beat the spread by seven points. That makes the 14th time this season the Musketeers have beaten the spread.
  • The Musketeers have won seven close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Xavier is 39-26 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, XU played 19 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 8-11.
  • Xavier has won 75 percent of the time this season (6-2) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • XU has won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) when opponents record six or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Xavier has won 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Brad Redford has 10 points or more, 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Jeff Robinson plays 31 minutes or more, and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Semaj Christon has five rebounds or more.
  • The Musketeers set a season high for rebounds (45).
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--XU has a 8.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Travis Taylor and Isaiah Philmore) accounted for 51.5 percent of the points.
  • Travis Taylor has led the team in scoring eight times and in rebounding 20 times in 27 games this season.
  • Semaj Christon has 15 straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Taylor recorded the 21st double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a double-double. It was his ninth this season and 17th of his career.

Memphis Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Geron Johnson and Joe Jackson) accounted for 40.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tarik Black and Geron Johnson) accounted for 44.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Geron Johnson has led the team in scoring five times in 28 games this season.
  • Tarik Black has led the team in rebounding five times in 28 games this season.
  • Joe Jackson has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Crawford has three straight double-digit point games.
MEM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGeron Johnson371474202
B+Joe Jackson341135101
BChris Crawford301032111
BD.J. Stephens29851051
B-Tarik Black27890124
CShaq Goodwin11221011
CAdonis Thomas26920002
-Ferrakohn Hall3010000
-Damien Wilson3000100
XU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Travis Taylor2918101121
ASemaj Christon381355101
AIsaiah Philmore311560020
BJeff Robinson31861222
BBrad Redford321031101
CErik Stenger10050102
DJustin Martin26041002
-James Farr3020010

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