Saint Louis vs. Xavier: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Saint Louis vs. Xavier: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(16) Saint Louis 66
(23-6, 6-4 away)
Xavier 77
(17-12, 11-5 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Saint Louis 24 35 66
Xavier 20 39 77
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Saint Louis K Mitchell 17 D Evans 9 D Evans 2
Xavier S Christon 20 T Taylor 19 S Christon 7

Xavier pulled off an upset over No. 16 Saint Louis 77-66 in overtime on Wednesday, Mar. 6. The Musketeers go to 2-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. The Musketeers got a double-double out of Travis Taylor with 19 points and 19 rebounds. Semaj Christon also had an outstanding outing, scoring a game-high 20 points and adding seven rebounds. Dwayne Evans got 16 points and nine rebounds for the Billikens. Xavier (16-12, 8-6 A-10) heads to Butler (22-7, 9-5 A-10) on Saturday, Mar. 9.

Xavier Game Notes

  • The last time XU started the season 17-12 was 2004.
  • XU beat the spread by 15 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Musketeers have beaten the spread.
  • Xavier has played in two overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Musketeers have played in 14 overtime games with a record of 9-5.
  • The Musketeers have won eight close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Xavier is 40-27 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, XU played 20 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 9-11.
  • Xavier has won every game this season (5-0) when its three-point percentage has been 45.5 percent or better.
  • The Musketeers have won 75 percent of the time this season (6-2) after recording 14 or more assists.
  • XU has won 75 percent of the time this season (6-2) after holding an opponent to under 23.3 percent three-point percentage.
  • This season Xavier has won 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Brad Redford has 11 points or more, 71 percent of the time (10-4) when Semaj Christon has six field goals made or more, and 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Dee Davis has four free throws made or more.
  • The Musketeers set season highs for blocks (10) and rebounds (46).
  • The last time XU recorded at least 10 blocks was Nov 27, 2010 against Wofford.
  • The Musketeers have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the sixth win of the season where the Musketeers came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--XU has a 7.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a team season high in rebounds with 19, defensive rebounds with 15, and blocks with six.
  • The top two scorers (Semaj Christon and Travis Taylor) accounted for 50.6 percent of the points.
  • Travis Taylor accounted for 41.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Semaj Christon has led the team in scoring in 17 out of 29 games this season.
  • Travis Taylor has led the team in rebounding in 22 out of 29 games this season.
  • Travis Taylor recorded the 22nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Travis Taylor has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Taylor recorded a double-double. It was his 10th this season and 18th of his career.
  • Travis Taylor had career highs with 19 rebounds, 15 defensive rebounds, and six blocks.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Semaj Christon's career.
  • Semaj Christon has 17 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Dee Davis.
  • Brad Redford has four straight double-digit point games.

Saint Louis Game Notes

  • The Billikens have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Saint Louis is 28-25 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Kwamain Mitchell and Dwayne Evans) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • Dwayne Evans has led the team in rebounding 20 times in 29 games this season.
  • Dwayne Evans has 12 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Dwayne Evans.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Mike McCall Jr.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Kwamain Mitchell.
  • Jordair Jett set a career high with seven rebounds.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Rob Loe.
SLU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADwayne Evans341692111
AK. Mitchell321751401
BMike McCall Jr331420200
B-Jordair Jett311071102
C+Cory Remekun15041010
CGrandy Glaze7220010
C-Cody Ellis28451102
C-Jake Barnett17321103
DRob Loe28030021
XU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Travis Taylor4319191164
A+Semaj Christon422077204
B+Jeff Robinson24960010
BBrad Redford291130111
BJustin Martin13221221
BDee Davis31625202
CIsaiah Philmore38840104
C-Erik Stenger5210000

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