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Xavier v. DePaul: Game Primer

Livestream? Check. Stats? Check. Keys to the game? Check. The primer has the quick breakdown you need.

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Stats

Xavier Musketeers (17-7, 7-3)
Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Trevon Bluiett .446 .376 .762 6.0 2.1 18.6
Edmond Sumner .479 .273 .737 4.3 5.0 15.0
J.P. Macura .435 .342 .808 4.3 2.3 14.2
Rashid Gaston .537 .509 6.3 0.7 6.8
Kaiser Gates .388 .354 .762 4.1 0.5 5.8
Malcolm Bernard .391 .361 .600 3.9 1.6 5.7
Sean O'Mara .571 .649 3.1 0.5 5.6
Quentin Goodin .373 .375 .543 1.3 2.3 4.2
Tyrique Jones .542 .520 3.1 0.4 3.3
Myles Davis .000 .000 .500 0.5 0.0 0.5
Leighton Schrand 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.4
Tim Stainbrook .333 .333 0.3 0.1 0.4
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 2/8/2017.

DePaul Blue Demons (8-15, 1-9)

Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Eli Cain .403 .377 .708 4.3 2.6 16.5
Billy Garrett .381 .372 .908 2.7 3.3 15.7
Tre'Darius McCallum .451 .328 .833 7.0 1.5 10.3
Brandon Cyrus .356 .188 .682 4.2 1.0 5.5
Darrick Wood .437 .348 .522 1.6 0.8 5.1
Joe Hanel .671 .583 5.1 0.8 5.0
Chris Harrison-Docks .329 .328 1.000 0.6 0.9 4.6
R.J. Curington .429 .118 .857 2.6 0.6 4.0
Devin Gage .444 .176 .667 1.0 1.0 4.0
Levi Cook .595 .667 2.3 0.1 3.0
Al Eichelberger .800 .429 1.5 0.0 2.3
Erten Gazi .625 .333 1.000 1.2 0.2 1.7
David Leitao III 0.5 0.0 0.0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/8/2017.

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Three Keys:

- Protect the ball: DePaul is bad. Bad teams stay in games when either they get hot from deep or they keep getting more and more chances with the ball. The Blue Demons aren't likely to get hot, but they will try to get at the ball. X can't let that happen.

- 2G Service: That title was so awful and television "keys to the game" segment worthy that when I though of it, I had to use it. Sorry. Kaiser Gates has been a beast since the UC game, and Quentin Goodin is running the point in a way that kind of makes you wish he had been all year. Those two might be the future, and right now this season is increasingly falling on their shoulders.

- Feed Trevon: Goodin and Gates aren't fully carrying the load right now though, because Trevon Bluiett is. Trevon has apparently realized that this is on him now, and he's been in attack mode recently. Coach Mack must keep that going. Even when Tre is hot he can fade out of the offense at times. Xavier needs him going all game.