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Xavier v. Dayton AdvoCare Invitational final game thread, how to watch

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Xavier Musketeers (5-0)
Rk Player G MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
1 Trevon Bluiett 6 31.8 .425 .469 .733 7.8 2.5 14.7
2 Edmond Sumner 6 25.2 .436 .385 .659 2.7 2.8 11.0
3 J.P. Macura 6 21.0 .436 .318 .917 2.7 2.0 10.5
4 Jalen Reynolds 6 21.7 .455 .500 .731 8.0 1.3 10.0
5 Myles Davis 6 28.8 .340 .308 .905 3.5 2.3 9.8
6 James Farr 6 20.2 .511 .000 .923 9.3 0.5 9.7
7 Remy Abell 6 25.5 .333 .250 .824 1.5 2.0 7.0
8 Kaiser Gates 4 5.0 .250 .167 .667 2.0 0.0 2.3
9 Larry Austin 6 12.3 .556 .000 .750 0.7 1.2 2.2
10 Sean O'Mara 5 5.6 .500 .500 0.8 0.0 1.8
11 Makinde London 5 6.2 .222 .200 .500 1.6 0.2 1.4
12 Tim Stainbrook 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Generated 11/29/2015.
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Dayton Flyers (5-0)
Rk Player G MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
1 Charles Cooke 5 29.8 .471 .455 .781 6.4 1.4 16.6
2 Scoochie Smith 5 30.8 .513 .389 .737 4.2 4.6 12.2
3 Kendall Pollard 5 23.2 .500 .333 .421 6.2 0.6 9.8
4 Kyle Davis 5 22.0 .448 .200 .824 2.4 2.6 8.4
5 Darrell Davis 5 19.0 .364 .250 .714 2.8 1.2 6.8
6 Steve McElvene 5 21.0 .593 .500 7.4 0.2 6.8
7 Ryan Mikesell 5 13.2 .600 .533 .400 2.6 1.2 6.8
8 Xeryius Williams 5 19.0 .364 .000 1.000 4.4 0.8 4.2
9 Sam Miller 5 10.4 .300 .143 .889 2.0 0.4 3.0
10 Bobby Wehrli 5 6.0 .571 .000 .500 1.2 0.4 2.0
11 John Crosby 4 6.3 .400 .000 .250 0.5 1.3 1.3
12 Joey Gruden 1 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
13 Michael Schwieterman 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
14 Jack Westerfield 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Generated 11/29/2015.

The essentials
Game time: 4:30 PM
Location: Orlando, FL
TV: ESPN2
TWC 027
DirecTV 209
DISH 1302/302
Cinci Bell Fioptics 529
Radio: 55KRC

Three Keys

-Win the freebie battle. Second-chances from the glass and turnovers combine to give a team extra possessions or rob them of chances to score. Dayton has done well on the glass but struggled with TO% on both ends. Xavier needs to make the advantage on the glass stick and turn Dayton over.

-Move the ball. Dayton's defense does well when teams try to go right at it. Attacking into the teeth of it yields bad shots, but keeping the ball moving around can end up with open shots from deep. Being disciplined enough to give the ball up and make the defense rotate will pay off in spades for Xavier if they stick to it.

-Play 40 minutes. With the possible exception of the Michigan game, Xavier hasn't faced an opponent that has tested them from wire to wire in a game this season. There's a good chance that Dayton will be that team. If they are, the Muskies will need a complete performance to beat them. If they aren't, it would be kind of fun to play a really solid couple of halves and just bury them.