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Xavier @ Providence: Game Primer

Xavier needs a win and you need a legal stream to watch it, plus all the stats and keys to go with it.

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Stats:

Xavier Musketeers (18-7, 8-4)

Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Trevon Bluiett .443 .380 .762 5.8 2.0 17.9
Edmond Sumner .479 .273 .737 4.3 5.0 15.0
J.P. Macura .427 .339 .827 4.4 2.6 14.3
Rashid Gaston .570 .508 6.4 0.7 7.8
Malcolm Bernard .400 .391 .576 3.8 1.7 5.8
Kaiser Gates .371 .342 .696 4.5 0.6 5.7
Sean O'Mara .571 .649 2.9 0.4 5.1
Quentin Goodin .330 .310 .540 1.5 2.7 4.2
Tyrique Jones .545 .500 3.4 0.4 3.5
Myles Davis .000 .000 .500 0.5 0.0 0.5
Tim Stainbrook .333 .333 0.3 0.1 0.4
Leighton Schrand 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.3
Cullen Barr .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alex Bergen 0.1 0.0 0.0
Conor Peterson 0.3 0.0 0.0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/15/2017.
Providence Friars (15-11, 5-8)
Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Rodney Bullock .435 .314 .756 6.0 1.3 16.8
Emmitt Holt .516 .333 .714 5.6 1.0 12.4
Kyron Cartwright .413 .381 .718 3.3 6.7 10.9
Jalen Lindsey .480 .479 .776 4.4 0.7 10.3
Alpha Diallo .390 .207 .768 2.7 1.0 5.0
Isaiah Jackson .451 .444 .781 2.4 1.3 4.7
Ryan Fazekas .390 .386 .667 1.2 0.3 3.4
Kalif Young .500 .000 .342 3.2 0.4 3.4
Drew Edwards .421 .500 .500 0.6 0.3 3.0
Maliek White .403 .345 .545 1.0 1.4 2.5
Casey Woodring .333 .333 0.3 0.0 1.0
Ricky Council II .167 .167 0.6 0.0 0.6
Tom Planek .000 0.8 0.0 0.0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/15/2017.

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Three Keys:

- Be strong on the ball: The Friars come up with their turnovers with pressure. That means that guys like JP Macura and Malcolm Bernard need to take care of the ball. Somewhat bizarrely, the freshman point guard isn't the worry, but the junior and the senior that flank him.

- Convert second chances: It's all well and good to grab offensive rebounds, but Xavier needs to do something with them. Last game, the Musketeers turned 22 offensive rebounds into 12 points. That's not going to get the job done and is, frankly, pretty awful. The opportunities will be there against Providence, X needs to use them.

- Find some depth: Even if Trevon plays tonight, he's not going to be at 100%. Xavier needs to find a way to roll the rotations to get more than 11 combined minutes from Tyrique Jones and O'Mara. Relying on JP and Q for 40 minutes might win this game, but it will leave the Musketeers in no position to do anything come later.