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Xavier @ DePaul: Desperation Game Primer

Tune into Xavier's final roll of the dice with our stats, keys to the game, and livestream

"Why, God?"
"Why, God?"
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Stats:

Xavier Musketeers (18-12, 8-9)

Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Trevon Bluiett .442 .382 .763 5.6 2.0 17.8
Edmond Sumner .479 .273 .737 4.3 5.0 15.0
J.P. Macura .417 .321 .816 4.4 2.8 14.7
Rashid Gaston .590 .543 6.6 0.7 8.3
Malcolm Bernard .399 .382 .585 3.6 1.5 6.0
Kaiser Gates .380 .345 .727 4.4 0.7 5.8
Sean O'Mara .580 .640 2.9 0.5 5.4
Quentin Goodin .324 .256 .552 1.8 3.3 4.4
Tyrique Jones .573 .486 3.4 0.3 4.0
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 3/4/2017.

Depaul Blue Demons (9-21, 2-15)

Per Game Table
Player FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST PTS
Eli Cain .407 .355 .700 4.4 2.7 15.7
Billy Garrett .379 .362 .879 2.8 3.4 14.8
Tre'Darius McCallum .450 .289 .792 6.6 1.3 9.9
Chris Harrison-Docks .370 .364 1.000 0.8 0.8 6.2
Brandon Cyrus .371 .235 .705 4.1 1.0 6.1
Joe Hanel .659 .548 4.9 0.8 4.6
Darrick Wood .427 .333 .522 1.4 0.7 4.4
Devin Gage .474 .238 .724 0.9 1.0 4.1
R.J. Curington .460 .227 .810 2.0 0.6 4.0
Levi Cook .596 .615 2.3 0.1 2.8
Al Eichelberger .762 .406 1.3 0.0 1.8
Erten Gazi .667 .500 1.000 0.8 0.2 1.4
David Leitao III 0.5 0.0 0.0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/4/2017.

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Three Keys:

- Do: If Xavier loses this game they likely have to make it to at least the finals of the Big East tournament and then possibly even with that game. That doesn't feel likely right now.

- Not: Xavier is already in a spot where they have to play DePaul twice before getting a game that is going to move the needle with committee at all. Losing come Wednesday is obviously the end, but dropping either of them before likely meeting Butler spells disaster.

- Lose: The Musketeers need to win three straight. There is no excuse, no matter how badly things are going, for losing to DePaul. Eamonn Brennan wondered yesterday how deep rock bottom goes for Xavier. If it goes as deep as losing to DePaul, it's time to start scouting that NIT bracket.