Xavier Capsule

Nickname: Musketeers                     Coach: Sean Miller
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio               Record at Xavier: 62-31
Conference: Atlantic 10                  Career record: 62-31
Overall Record: 24-8
Conference Record and Finish: 13-3, 1st

Seed, Region and Bid: 9, South, At-large
Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 18
NCAA Tournament Record: 11-17 (.393)
Final Four Appearances: 0
NCAA Tournament Championships: 0
Best NCAA Tournament Finish: REGIONAL FINAL (2004)

Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: NR
Final Associated Press ranking: NR
Final Ratings Percentage Index: 33

Record vs. teams in the field: 4-1

F -- Justin Cage (6-6, 225, Sr. -- 10.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
F -- Justin Doellman (6-9, 210, Sr. -- 13.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
F -- Brandon Cole (6-8, 240, Sr. -- 5.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
G -- Stanley Burrell (6-3, 205, Jr. -- 13.1 ppg, 2.4 apg)
G -- Drew Lavender (5-7, 153, Jr. -- 11.2 ppg, 4.7 apg)

Key Reserves:
F -- Josh Duncan (6-9, 235, Jr. -- 9.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg)
F -- Derrick Brown (6-7, 210, Fr. -- 6.3 ppg)

(statistics before NCAA Tournament)

OUTLOOK: The Musketeers were steaming toward the NCAAs with a
nine-game winning streak before getting jolted by Rhode Island
in the A-10 semifinals.  All but one of the wins were by double
digits.  They still managed an at-large bid due to victories
over NCAA teams VCU, Villanova and Illinois, as well as beating
Kansas State.  Xavier features balance and experience and a
top-flight backcourt with Burrell and former Oklahoma transfer
Lavender, who averaged 16 points in his final six games.  Cage
is a tenacious defender while Doellman and Duncan are
multi-skilled big men at the forward slots.  The Musketeers
shoot well from the arc (39.6 percent) and defend well, limiting
opponents to 64.3 points.  They also will have a huge home
crowd advantage, playing down the road from Cincinnati.

NEXT GAME: Thursday vs. (8) BYU at Lexington, Kentucky