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Xavier v. Marquette: Set Your Depth Chart

This just became a whole lot more exciting. Do you stick with any of the changes from the Villanova game? Who tries to get X back to .500 in the Big East?

JP's defense could use some refining.
JP's defense could use some refining.
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Xavier is under .500 in the Big East for the first time ever following road losses to Butler and Villanova. They will host the best defensive team in the conference in Marquette in an attempt to rectify that.

BOILERPLATE SECTION: everyone jump in with their depth charts in the comments; this is clearly becoming a thing. Be prepared to be respectful in questioning what other people put and in defending what you wrote. For what it's worth, here's some info that might inform your decisions:

  • Brandon Randolph has not appeared in Xavier's last two games. He seems to be healthy and has not been suspended, he has just been phased out. UPDATE: Coach Mack discusses Randolph's diminished role.
  • Remy Abell and James Farr started on the bench for the first time all season last game  and got only 9 and 12 minutes, respectively. This was the first time Abell has not played at least 17 minutes in a contest.
  • Trevon Bluiett has sp'it his time pretty equally between the 3 and 4 in conference play, meaning Xavier has gone with a one big lineup frequently during this span.

Depth Chart over the last 5 games
11 Dee Davis 87% 15 Myles Davis 44% 5 Trevon Bluiett 39% 40 Matt Stainbrook 51% Jalen Reynolds 55%
6-0  170  Sr 6-2  195  So 6-6  215  Fr 6-10  270  Sr 6-10  232  So
15 Myles Davis 7% 10 Remy Abell 41% 55 J.P. Macura 32% 5 Trevon Bluiett 38% 2 James Farr 28%
6-2  195  So 6-4  195  Jr 6-5  190  Fr 6-6  215  Fr 6-10  247  Jr
3 Brandon Randolph 6% 0 Larry Austin 11% 10 Remy Abell 27% 2 James Farr 9% 40 Matt Stainbrook 17%
6-2  189  So 6-2  174  Fr 6-4  195  Jr 6-10  247  Jr 6-10  270  Sr
54 Sean O'Mara 5%
6-10  247  Fr

This one might not be an absolute must win for Xavier, but it feels pretty close given the situation and the opposition. Will you go with an infusion of youthful exuberance to try and break down Marquette's defense, or hope steadier hands can guide the Muskies back into the win column?