Saint Louis vs. Xavier: Full Game Preview

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Saint Louis vs. Xavier: Full Game Preview
(16) Saint Louis
(23-5, 6-3 away)
Xavier
(16-12, 10-5 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Saint Louis D Evans 12.6 D Evans 7.2 J Jett 3.4
Xavier S Christon 15.0 T Taylor 8.6 S Christon 4.6

On Wednesday, Xavier hosts No. 16 Saint Louis at Cintas Center. It takes place at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on CBSSN Regional or FSN-MW. The Musketeers are 6-2 against the Billikens over the last four years. The last time they met (Mar. 10, 2012) they won 71-64.

Saint Louis is in first place in the conference and Xavier is in sixth place.

The Musketeers fell 77-72 to Massachusetts on Mar. 2. Semaj Christon finished with 17 points and six assists in the loss. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (15.0), assists (4.6), and steals (1.4). For the Billikens, Dwayne Evans finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the 66-58 win over George Washington on Mar. 2. With 12.6 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Saint Louis ranks second in their conference in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.1, which also places them 44th in the country.

Saint Louis StatSmack

  • Xavier has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Saint Louis (nine vs. one).
  • The Xavier steals leader (Semaj Christon, 38 steals) has more steals than the Saint Louis steals leader (Mike McCall Jr, 37 steals).
  • Xavier has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Saint Louis ($27,098 vs. $33,747).
  • Xavier has more wins over the last 5 years than Saint Louis (146 vs. 118).
  • The Xavier rebounding leader (Travis Taylor, 242 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Saint Louis rebounding leader (Dwayne Evans, 201 rebounds).
  • Brad Redford is ranked 9th in the A-10 in three-pointers.
  • The Xavier three-point leader (Brad Redford, 59 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Saint Louis three-point leader (Cody Ellis, 52 three-pointers).
  • The Xavier scoring leader (Semaj Christon, 406 points) has more points than the Saint Louis scoring leader (Dwayne Evans, 354 points).
  • Xavier beat Saint Louis by 7 points the last time they played (Mar 10, 2012).
  • The Xavier basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Saint Louis (92 percent vs. 67 percent).
SLU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Dwayne Evans 29 13 7 1 1 1 2
B Mike McCall Jr 30 10 3 3 1 0 1
B- Jordair Jett 27 10 3 3 1 0 2
B- Cody Ellis 26 11 4 1 1 0 1
B- K. Mitchell 29 9 2 3 1 0 2
C+ Rob Loe 23 7 3 1 0 0 1
C Cory Remekun 19 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Jake Barnett 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
C Grandy Glaze 13 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ John Manning 7 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Keith Carter 13 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Sean Duff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
XU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Travis Taylor 31 12 9 1 1 1 2
B Semaj Christon 34 15 3 5 1 0 4
C+ Myles Davis 10 3 1 3 0 0 1
C Isaiah Philmore 24 7 5 0 0 1 1
C Justin Martin 27 8 5 1 1 0 2
C Jeff Robinson 25 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Dee Davis 29 9 2 3 1 0 3
C Brad Redford 23 8 1 1 0 0 1
D+ James Farr 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Erik Stenger 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Landen Amos 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
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