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Game Primer: Xavier v. Maryland NCAA Tournament First Round

The keys, the stats, and a livestream in case you somehow don't have this game on tv.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Stats

#11 Xavier Musketeers

Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Trevon Bluiett .437 .367 .751 5.8 2.1 18.1
J.P. Macura .422 .343 .810 4.4 2.9 14.5
Edmond Sumner .479 .273 .737 4.2 4.8 14.3
Rashid Gaston .590 .557 6.4 0.7 8.0
Malcolm Bernard .406 .383 .600 3.9 1.6 6.4
Kaiser Gates .369 .324 .727 4.0 0.6 5.6
Sean O'Mara .595 .655 2.8 0.6 5.5
Quentin Goodin .355 .255 .547 1.9 3.2 5.0
Tyrique Jones .592 .475 3.3 0.3 4.1
Myles Davis .000 .000 .500 0.5 0.0 0.5
Leighton Schrand .750 0.0 0.0 0.4
Tim Stainbrook .333 .333 0.3 0.2 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 3/16/2017.

# 6 Maryland Terrapins

Totals Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Melo Trimble .440 .328 .795 117 118 543
Anthony Cowan .427 .325 .766 125 118 336
Justin Jackson .434 .431 .699 196 31 333
Kevin Huerter .422 .371 .636 159 83 288
Jaylen Brantley .383 .388 .618 65 32 160
Damonte Dodd .581 .529 111 11 159
Ivan Bender .663 .622 99 28 146
Michal Cekovsky .671 .514 48 8 129
L.G. Gill .457 .333 .644 68 9 115
Jared Nickens .323 .346 .833 29 8 99
Dion Wiley .328 .385 .714 28 11 63
Travis Valmon .000 1.000 2 0 2
Andrew Terrell .000 .000 0 2 0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/16/2017.

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Three Keys:

- Dominate the glass: Maryland isn't great on the glass on either end, and they are close to genuinely bad at ending defensive stops there. Xavier crushes the offensive glass even against teams that rebound well, they must leave the Terps no breathing room here.

- Shoot from deep: X hasn't shot well behind the arc this year, but the sledding could be tough inside today. JP getting hot or Trevon finding the range early would open up the inside and force the Terrapins into defending deeper than they'd like.

- Don't dig a hole: Maryland's defense isn't all around great, but they do keep teams from shooting well. Xavier can't get behind and then hope to gun their way back into it. Also, none of us can handle that kind of stress.