The Xavier Musketeers came into Saturday afternoon’s game versus the Purdue Biolermakers and were looking to make a statement. This young team has already had some big wins this season. They beat their Atlantic 10 Conference foe Butler Bulldogs earlier in the season and then took down an experienced Drexel team that was so close to making the NCAA Tournament last season.
Well you can now add Purdue to that list of big wins that the Musketeers have so far this season. They beat the Boilermakers 73-66 but how they did it is amazing within itself.
First of all, Xavier’s defense was so stout that the Boilermakers did not make any three pointers the entire game, they went 0 for 17 and they shot 35 percent from the field. That is some fantastic defense!
What also helped Xavier win this game and will help them win games down the road is the emergence of freshman guard Semaj Christon. Christon in Saturday afternoon’s game had 25 points which led both teams in scoring.
He is playing so well right now that he is second the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game. Also don’t forget he has 6.6 assists per game as well.
If he can stay at a steady pace this season and help make this Xavier team a contender in some sorts. Then you might just see Semaj Christon’s name in consideration for Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and see him on the All-Rookie Team.
Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.
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