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Beating Dayton, A Xavier Tradition

Posted by Josh on Thursday, January 31, 2013 Under: Game Recaps, Notes, Previews, etc.

Beating Dayton, A Xavier Tradition

Wow! What a game! This rivalry never disappoints (unless you're a Dayton fan).

The streak continues. No Dayton wins over Xavier in Cincinnati since 1981.

The Muskies came out swinging and played with energy for 40 minutes. Dayton's hot 3-point shooting kept them right with us but rebounding and second chance points were the difference. XU 66  UD 61. X out-rebounded UD 36 to 18! (Dayton by the way is the #1 rebounding team in the A10, or was before last night) And how about this, the Muskies had 35 second chance points! (UD had 10) I don't think I've ever seen a stat like that. More than half of our points were thanks to second chances. X had 20 offensive rebounds! X actually rebounded their miss free-throws on back to back plays down the stretch before Dee Davis knocked down 2 FTs to put X up by 3.

Everybody stepped up huge last night:
Semaj Christon - 13 pts, 3 ast
Dee Davis (MVP) - 14 pts, 3 ast, and played some great defense on Dilliard
Jeff Robinson - 12 pts, 5 rebs, including some huge dunks
Travis Taylor - 8 pts, 11 rebs
Justin Martin - 8 pts, 5 rebs
Isaiah Philmore - 8 pts, 4 rebs, on 4-4 shooting in 18 minutes before leaving with an ankle injury
Brad Redford - 3 pts - didn't pour it on offensively but his 3 was big (just narrowly missed the only other shot he took) but his positioning on the court really opened up the floor and allowed others the crash the glass inside.

Was great to get the win in a rivalry game. Xavier is now 5-2 in the A10 and head to Richmond for a Saturday game at 6pm.

Go Muskies!

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