We exchanged Q&As with Iowa's SBN blog Black Heart, Gold Pants this week. Here's a glimpse at what they were wondering about Xavier and what we had to share with them.
3) How deep is Xavier? The stats suggest that there are 10 guys getting at least 10 minutes per game, but you basically went six-deep in the Tennessee game. Was that down to injuries or some other factors?
Off the bench, Brandon Randolph is a lightning fast combo guard who was probably recruited to fill Semaj's shows after he departs. In the meantime, he slashes relentlessly to score or pass. Myles Davis is a freshman shooter who ran afoul of the NCAA's incomprehensible eligibility policies last year but is pouring home threes this season. Big men James Farr and Jalen Reynolds are long, athletic, and absolutely relentless on the glass. Farr is also a shooter with legitimate pick-and-pop range out behind the arc. Coach Mack has been hesitant to employ depth in his tenure (and, as you mentioned, the squad shrinks in bigger games), but he has more faith in this squad than in any other he has had at X.
You can find the whole thing here. Go for the cordial Q&A, stay for the insane amount of hate/fear Myles Davis generates in their comments section.