Xavier Preview

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Xavier Musketeers (17-6, 8-1 A10, 4-4 Road) @  Duquesne Dukes (16-6, 8-1 A-10, 10-2 Home), Consol Energy Center, 2pm

Last game - @ Bona  62-64 L
Streak Lost 1
Last Five 4-1
Last Ten 9-1
Best Win vs Temple Current RPI 36
Worst Lost @  Robert Morris Current RPI 138

Musketeers - @ Georgia 65-57 W
Streak Won 2
Last Five 4-1
Last Ten 8-2
Best Win vs Temple Current RPI 36
Worst Lost @ Charlotte RPI 186

Common Out of Conference Opponents

Dukes - Bill Clark (17.5 pts), Damian Saunders (12.9 pts & 7.8 rebounds)
Musketeers  - Tu Holloway (20.7 pts), Mark Lyons(13.8 pts), Kenny Frease (6.7 rebounds)

The Dukes shoot 47% from the floor, 38% from three, 63% from the free throw line and average 13 turnovers per game.
The Musketeers shoot 45% from the floor, 33% from three, 74% from the free throw line and average 12 turnovers per game.

Dukes - RPI 77, Sagarin 45
Musketeers - RPI 28, Sagarin 32
Game Notes

Of the Musketeers 6 losses, 4 have been away from the Cintas Center.  The Dukes are 1-2 at the Consol Energy Center.  Mark Lyons has averaged 17.7 pts in X's last 7 games and has made 45% of his three pointers in A10 play. 

The Dukes are second in the nation in steals per game (9.9) and 13th in assist/turnover ratio (1.42).

The game is also serving as the 2nd Annual Chuck Cooper Classic presented by PNC.  The game honors the legacy of the former DU great Chuck Cooper (1947-50) who was the first African-American drafted by an NBA team (Boston Celtics, 2nd round in 1950).  There is no local television coverage of the game.