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

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Xavier vs. Butler: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Xavier 62
(17-13, 6-8 away)
Butler 67
(24-7, 14-2 home)
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Xavier 25 37 62
Butler 26 41 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Xavier S Christon 20 I Philmore 11 S Christon 5
Butler R Clarke 21 K Woods 5 R Jones 4

On Saturday, Mar. 9, Xavier took on Butler and lost on their home court to the Bulldogs 67-62 in conference play. The Musketeers even the season series against Butler at 1-1 with the loss. Isaiah Philmore earned a double-double for the Musketeers with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Semaj Christon had a team-high 20 points and added five assists. For the Bulldogs, Kameron Woods finished with 15 points and five rebounds.

Xavier Game Notes

  • XU beat the spread by 2.5 points. That makes the 16th time this season the Musketeers have beaten the spread.
  • The Musketeers have been unlucky eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Xavier is 40-28 in close games.
  • Xavier has lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after recording eight or fewer assists.
  • When the opposition records 19 or more free throws made this season, Xavier has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition commits 13 or fewer turnovers this season, Xavier has lost 83 percent of the time (2-10).
  • When the opposition records 67 or more total points this season, Xavier has lost 75 percent of the time (2-6).
  • Xavier has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Semaj Christon accounted for 32.2 percent of the team's points.
  • Isaiah Philmore accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Semaj Christon has led the team in scoring in 18 out of 30 games this season.
  • Isaiah Philmore has led the team in rebounding in three out of 30 games this season.
  • Isaiah Philmore recorded the eighth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Isaiah Philmore recorded a double-double. It was his second this season and sixth of his career.
  • Isaiah Philmore had career highs with 11 rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.
  • Dee Davis had a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Semaj Christon's career.
  • Semaj Christon has 18 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Travis Taylor.

Butler Game Notes

  • The Bulldogs won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Butler is 43-24 in close games.
  • Rotnei Clarke accounted for 31.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The bench recorded more points (36) than the starters (31).
  • Rotnei Clarke has led the team in scoring 20 times in 31 games this season.
  • Roosevelt Jones has led the team in rebounding nine times in 31 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Rotnei Clarke's career.
XU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AIsaiah Philmore3416110010
ASemaj Christon332025202
AErik Stenger8820010
C+Travis Taylor33681103
CDee Davis34612103
D+Justin Martin19510002
D+Jeff Robinson21120101
DBrad Redford18020001
BUTLER PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKameron Woods211551031
ARotnei Clarke342141100
BAlex Barlow19252201
CKhyle Marshall14610000
CAndrew Smith30751002
CRoosevelt Jones39354205
CKellen Dunham24811002
C-Erik Fromm13510002
-Chase Stigall4001000

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