No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 2 ArizonaWhen: 10:17 PM ET, Thursday, March 26, 2015 Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California TV: TBS Odds: Arizona -10.5 Over/Under: 136.5
No. 6 Xavier (23-13 SU, 18-16-1 ATS, 15-19 O/U)Xavier handed overachieving Georgia State a convincing 75-67 loss in their Round of 32 matchup the last time out and will look to do likewise against the loaded Wildcats in their Sweet 16 showdown. The Musketeers caught fire in the second half against the Panthers, draining a ridiculous 81.3 percent of their second half field goal attempts. Junior forward Jalen Reynolds scored a team-high 21 points to lead Xavier to victory while two other players also reached double figures in scoring for the Musketeers. Xavier has won five of its last six games and seven of its last 10 overall while going 4-2 ATS and 6-3-1 ATS over the respective spans.
Center Matt Stainbrook talked to reporters recently about his team’s growth this season. “We had a learning curve, and over the season we’ve done a good job of learning from our mistakes and getting a lot better,” Stainbrook told reporters. “I think it’s great that the Big East has been able to test us with some really tough teams, and I think the fact that we’ve grown as a team together has made us really special at this point.” The Musketeers average an impressive 73.7 points per game (38th) and allow 67.3 points per contest defensively (195th).
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