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Xavier v. Wright State: Live chat and TV listings

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Xavier Musketeers (8-0)
Player G MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Trevon Bluiett 8 30.5 .452 .444 .654 7.8 2.3 15.1
Edmond Sumner 8 25.1 .462 .412 .685 2.8 3.1 11.5
Myles Davis 8 28.4 .406 .371 .917 3.4 2.9 10.9
James Farr 8 19.5 .540 .000 .800 8.5 0.4 10.5
J.P. Macura 8 21.5 .471 .320 .818 2.6 2.3 10.4
Jalen Reynolds 8 20.1 .492 .500 .733 7.0 1.1 10.4
Remy Abell 8 25.8 .354 .263 .842 1.5 2.0 6.9
Sean O'Mara 7 7.0 .545 .500 2.1 0.0 2.6
Kaiser Gates 6 5.5 .300 .250 .700 2.0 0.0 2.5
Larry Austin 8 12.4 .500 .000 .750 0.8 1.1 1.6
Makinde London 7 6.3 .182 .167 .500 1.6 0.7 1.1
Alex Bergen 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ashanti Burgess 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kevin Coker 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tim Stainbrook 2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Generated 12/8/2015.
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Wright State Raiders (3-5)
Player MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
JT Yoho 28.9 .446 .542 .500 5.1 1.7 11.4
Joe Thomasson 30.9 .417 .391 .909 5.6 4.5 11.1
Mark Alstork 23.4 .403 .400 .769 4.0 1.5 10.8
Grant Benzinger 30.9 .383 .442 .800 3.3 1.0 10.4
Michael Karena 16.1 .400 .556 4.0 0.1 7.7
DeShon Minnis 22.5 .571 .000 .500 2.5 2.0 5.0
Justin Mitchell 18.0 .346 .000 .667 2.7 1.1 3.1
Brandon Neel 11.6 .316 .000 .750 1.4 0.2 3.0
Parker Ernsthausen 14.3 .385 .818 1.8 0.1 2.4
Alan Vest 15.0 .375 .444 0.3 0.9 2.3
Daniel Mortensen 10.7 .250 .286 1.3 0.3 2.0
Mark Hughes 16.3 .250 .250 1.000 2.2 0.8 1.2
Daniel Collie 9.5 .500 .000 0.0 0.5 1.0
Roderick Davis 4.0 .500 0.7 0.0 0.7
Trey Stacey 1.4 .500 .000 0.2 0.0 0.4
Generated 12/8/2015.
The essentials
Game time: 7:00 PM
Location: Cintas Center
TV: FS1
TWC 512/1512
DirecTV 219
DISH 150
Cinci Bell Fioptics 25
Radio: 700 WLW

GAME PREVIEW

Three keys:

-Check the arc. Three-point shooting is all Wright State does well right now. It's probably not lost on Xavier fans that the team is prone to allowing wide open looks from three on an alarmingly regular basis. I'm not advocating a complete loss of defensive discipline, but a team that shoots 32.8% on two-point attempts should not be allowed to have any clean three-point attempts.

-Attack the paint. Not only do the Raiders defend pretty poorly in the middle, but they are also amazingly good at letting their opponents shoot free throws. Option 1a is obviously pounding the ball in to the big men, but Xavier's slashers - particularly Edmond Sumner and JP Macura - should be ready to live at the free throw line rather than taking their chances on jump shots.

-Bury it early. Wasn't it fun to watch Xavier establish a lead against WKU and then just walk away from them? That's what we should be looking at here. Wright State has some interesting pieces, and three-point shooting can be a great equalizer, but Xavier is clearly the better team. This is a game where Tim Stainbrook should be trying to get into Coach Mack's field of vision before that last media timeout.