He’s a better shooter than maybe he has shown. He’s explosive. He reads situations well. He has a good hesitation dribble. He has good size. He scores out in transition. There are a lot of things he brings to the table offensively…
Semaj Christon sealed a see-saw battle as the Xavier Musketeers improved to 3-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 66-64 road win over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, Wednesday night on Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center…
Freshman Semaj Christon scored a new-career high 25 points and Justin Martin added 12 for the Xavier men’s basketball that picked up a hard-nosed 63-57 road victory over Purdue in front of a sold out Mackey Arena.
Xavier has earned 20 NCAA Tournament berths, including last year’s Sweet Sixteen run and Elite Eight showings in 2008 and 2004. St. Joe’s has made 19 appearances five under Martelli) in The Dance. The Hawks advanced to the Elite Eight in 2004.
Rhode Island and Xavier rank 15th and 16th in the CBS RPI poll. Rhode Island’s strength of schedule is rated 51st in the country. Xavier’s slate is ranked third.
Somehow, Dayton and Xavier, like so many small schools, fall short in grabbing the national attention of casual fans. But to this region and to these schools, their students, and alums this is THE game.
It’s a battle for first place in the Atlantic 10 at 1776 N. Broad Street as Chris Mack’s Xavier Musketeers (12-5/4-0) take on Fran Dunphy’s No. 16 Temple Owls (15-3/3-0).
After a season where both of these teams won their respective conferences, LSU and Xavier each need to prove themselves. LSU is looking up at a revived Kentucky program while Mississippi State and Ole Miss have also improved. Xavier will need to knock off Temple and Dayton to win their fourth consecutive A-10 title.
The Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the scene for this pivotal non-conference matchup as Sean Miller’s #15 Xavier Musketeers (16-2 / 5-0) travel south to take on Trent Johnson’s Louisiana State University Tigers (15-3 / 3-1).