No. 2 seed Xavier faces no. 3 seed Seton Hall tonight in a BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal at Madison Square Garden. I have attached our complete set of notes/stats for tonight's game in a PDF. Please let me know if you need anything else.
X-FACTORS IN 140 CHRACTERS OR LESS:
* Xavier, 27-4 overall and 14-4 in the BIG EAST Conference regular season, defeated Marquette 90-72 last night in the BIG EAST Tournament.
* Xavier placed 5 players in double figures in scoring last night; XU is now 21-0 this season when placing at least 4 in double figures.
* Xavier has seven different players that have led the team in scoring at least twice.
* Xavier head coach Chris Mack is the 2015-16 USBWA National Coach of the Year.
* Xavier soph. Trevon Bluiett is a 2015-16 USA TODAY Sports 3rd Team All-American.
* Xavier soph. Trevon Bluiett, All-BIG EAST 1st Team selection, led Xavier last night with a career-high tying 24 points vs. Marquette.
* Xavier sr. James Farr, Sports Illustrated All-Glue Team selection, has averaged 20.5 ppg. and 11.5 rpg. vs. Seton Hall this season.
* Xavier jr. Myles Davis, 2nd in the BIG EAST in FT% at .859, has averaged 12.9 ppg. on 48.7% (19-39) 3-point shooting over the last 7 games.
* Xavier fr. Edmond Sumner, a unanimous BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection, has averaged 12.1 ppg. over the last 9 games.
* Xavier soph. J.P. Macura, who has averaged 11.4 ppg. over the last 12 games, is the BIG EAST Conference Sixth Man Award winner.
* Xavier is ranked No. 5 in both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls; XU is in the AP top 10 for a 13th straight week.
* Xavier has made nine of the last 10 NCAA Tournaments; Xavier has been to five NCAA Sweet 16s in the last eight years (since 2008).
* Xavier has graduated the last 96 senior men's basketball players.