Xavier Prepares for 6 Game Home Stand Starting with Bryant on Black Friday

Xavier returns to the Cintas Center tomorrow looking to start the Holiday Season off with a victory over the Bryant Bulldogs.


Although Bryant is 3-3 to start the season, they do have a win on the road at Florida Atlantic who was 10th overall in the AP Poll at the time of the game.

Bryant isn't necessarily a great offensive team, according to KenPom the Bulldogs are 283rd overall in offensive efficiency at 98.1 and are amongst the worst teams in the country at offensive rebounding, listed at 355th overall.


Xavier is coming off of a huge bounce back win on Sunday vs Saint Marys where the Musketeers defense was very dominant. As a matter of fact, Xavier has been good defensively throughout the early part of the season listed at 15th overall on KenPom in Defensive efficiency with a 92.7%


Overall, Xavier should get their home stand started with a win here vs Bryant, then get ready for their matchup on Monday vs Oakland. Should being the key word, but Xavier is yet to lose at the Cintas Center this season.


Xavier projected starters:


Sasa Ciani Fr F 6'9 240

Gytis Nemeiksa Sr F 6'7 220

Desmond Claude So G 6'6 203

Quincy Olivari GR G 6'3 200

Dayvion McKnight GR G 6'0 188


Bryant Projected Starters:


Earl Timberlake Sr F 6'6 200

Connor Withers Sr F 6'8 200

Rafael Pinzón Sr F 6'6 195

Tyler Brelsford Sr G 6'4 183

Sherif Gross-Bullock Sr G 6'5 215


Tip-Off will be at 12 PM EST on FS1. Xavier is favorited with a (-17.5) spread and the Over/Under is set at 145.


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