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Xavier v. DePaul: stats, stream, keys to the game

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NCAA Basketball: DePaul at Xavier
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Xavier Musketeers

Per Game Table
Rk Player MP FG% 3P% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Trevon Bluiett 34.1 .455 .436 .848 0.8 4.8 5.6 2.6 0.7 0.3 1.9 2.1 19.3
2 J.P. Macura 29.1 .467 .348 .828 1.4 3.0 4.4 2.9 1.3 0.4 1.9 2.2 12.4
3 Kerem Kanter 15.9 .559 .319 .766 1.3 3.4 4.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.8 1.4 10.1
4 Quentin Goodin 30.0 .462 .346 .821 0.3 2.7 3.0 5.1 0.9 0.2 2.3 1.9 9.1
5 Naji Marshall 21.5 .548 .385 .750 1.2 2.7 3.9 1.5 0.7 0.2 1.5 1.6 8.6
6 Kaiser Gates 24.4 .407 .377 .833 1.0 3.7 4.7 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.6 2.5 7.6
7 Tyrique Jones 15.5 .639 .580 1.3 3.4 4.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.9 2.1 7.5
8 Sean O'Mara 15.1 .628 .814 1.3 2.1 3.3 0.9 0.3 0.7 0.9 1.4 7.3
9 Paul Scruggs 16.2 .452 .257 .706 0.1 1.7 1.8 1.7 0.5 0.2 1.5 1.9 4.4
10 Elias Harden 6.5 .250 .125 1.000 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.7
11 Leighton Schrand 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0
12 Matt Singleton 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
13 Nick Vanderpohl 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2018.

DePaul Blue Demons

Per Game Table
Rk Player MP FG% 3P% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Max Strus 35.7 .412 .341 .803 1.6 4.2 5.8 2.8 1.2 0.6 2.6 2.9 17.0
2 Marin Maric 27.1 .552 .321 .848 2.0 4.5 6.6 1.2 0.8 0.5 2.5 2.6 13.6
3 Eli Cain 32.7 .348 .311 .657 0.6 3.1 3.7 4.6 0.9 0.2 2.3 2.0 11.7
4 Tre'Darius McCallum 29.2 .463 .295 .611 1.5 4.3 5.9 0.9 1.3 0.4 1.5 2.6 10.3
5 Brandon Cyrus 25.9 .402 .340 .712 1.7 1.7 3.4 1.6 0.5 0.3 1.3 1.9 6.8
6 Devin Gage 24.1 .353 .200 .667 0.3 1.8 2.0 2.8 1.3 0.1 2.1 2.0 5.9
7 Justin Roberts 15.1 .386 .324 .714 0.2 1.0 1.2 2.1 0.5 0.1 1.6 1.0 4.3
8 Jaylen Butz 12.2 .615 .485 1.9 2.7 4.5 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.8 2.1 3.8
9 Paul Reed 10.1 .513 .214 .563 1.0 2.2 3.2 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.5 1.7 3.6
10 Peter Ryckbosch 8.9 .654 .111 1.0 1.2 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.3 1.9
11 Austin Grandstaff 7.6 .196 .189 .500 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.6 1.4
12 Joe Hanel 5.4 .400 .400 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.8
13 Tobias Dwumaah 1.8 1.000 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2018.

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Three keys:

Keep Strus and Maric away from the line: DePaul isn’t a good free throw shooting team, but Max Strus and Marin Maric are both excellent at the line. Winning the freebie war is how Xavier beat Providence and a large part of doing the same thing to the Blue Demons will be keeping their two competent shooters away from easy points.

Be patient: Last time these teams met DePaul led by a wide margin in the second half before completely imploding. That came in large part because the Demons turned the ball over on a shocking 28% of their possessions, including 34% in the second half. This team will beat itself given enough time, but panic and you play right into their plan of turning you over.

Score inside: When teams shoot better than 45.5% inside the arc against DePaul the Blue Demons are 2-17. Xavier is shooting 56.7% from two point range on the year. That’s pretty much all there is to that.