2009–10 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team

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2009–10 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball
Xavier Musketeers logo.svg
A-10 Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 25
2009–10 record 26–9 (14–2 A-10)
Head coach Chris Mack
Assistant coach Pat Kelsey
Assistant coach Orlando Ranson
Assistant coach Travis Steele
Home arena Cintas Center
Seasons
2009–10 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Temple 14 2   .875     29 6   .829
#25 Xavier 14 2   .875     26 9   .743
#24 Richmond 13 3   .813     26 9   .743
Saint Louis 11 5   .688     23 13   .639
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     26 10   .722
Charlotte 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Dayton 8 8   .500     25 12   .676
St. Bonaventure 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
George Washington 6 10   .375     16 15   .516
UMass 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Saint Joseph's 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
La Salle 4 12   .250     12 18   .400
Fordham 0 16   .000     2 26   .071
2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2009–10 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team represented Xavier University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Chris Mack's first season at Xavier. The Musketeers competed in the Atlantic 10 Conference and played their home games at the Cintas Center. Xavier finished the season with a record of 26–9; 14–2 in A-10 play to capture a share of the regular season championship with Temple. The Musketeers lost in the semifinals of the 2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament to Richmond. Xavier received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, as a #6 seed. They defeated Minnesota and Pittsburgh to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. In the Sweet Sixteen, they fell to Kansas State in double overtime.

Previous season[edit]

The Musketeers finished the 2008–09 season with a record of 26–9, 14–2 win the A-10 regular season championship. The Musketeers lost to Saint Joseph's in the A-10 Tournament. Xavier received a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Pittsburgh.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
3 Brian Walsh 6'4" 195 G/F Fr. Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, U.S. Moon HS
10 Mark Lyons 6'1" 195 G Fr. Schenectady, New York, U.S. Brewster Academy
12 Brad Redford 6'0" 175 G So. Frankenmuth, Michigan, U.S. Frankenmuth HS
13 Kevin Feeney 6'3" 170 G Jr. Monticello, Illinois, U.S. Monticello HS
14 Johnny Mazza 6'0" 160 G Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. St. Xavier HS
15 Andrew Taylor 6'8" 215 F Jr. Toledo, Ohio, U.S. St. John's Jesuit HS
21 Jeff Robinson 6'9" 200 F Fr. Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Lawrence HS
22 Jamel McLean 6'8" 235 F Jr. Hampton, Virginia, U.S. Bethel HS
25 Danté Jackson 6'5" 195 G Jr. Greenfield, Ohio, U.S. McClain HS
31 Jason Love 6'9" 265 F/C Sr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Abington Friends School
32 Kenny Frease 7'0" 265 C So. Massillon, Ohio, U.S. Perry HS
33 Joe Hughes 6'6" 205 F Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Cathedral HS
52 Terrell Holloway 6'0" 185 G So. Hempstead, New York, U.S. Harmony Community School
55 Jordan Crawford 6'4" 195 G So. Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Communication & Media Arts HS

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/3/2009*
7:30 pm
Rollins W 86–47 
Cintas Center (9,349)
Cincinnati, Ohio
11/7/2009*
7:30 pm
Northern Kentucky W 83–66 
Cintas Center (9,574)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Regular season
11/13/2009*
7:30 pm, FS Ohio
Youngstown State W 83–57  1–0
Cintas Center (10,136)
Cincinnati, Ohio
11/17/2009*
7:30 pm, FS Ohio
Bowling Green W 101–57  2–0
Cintas Center (10,067)
Cincinnati, Ohio
11/21/2009*
7:30 pm
Sacred Heart W 105–65  3–0
Cintas Center (9,753)
Cincinnati, Ohio
11/26/2009*
2:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Marquette
Old Spice Classic
L 71–61  3–1
Milk House (2,853)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
11/27/2009*
2:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Creighton
Old Spice Classic
W 80–67  4–1
Milk House (3,660)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
11/29/2009*
12:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Baylor
Old Spice Classic
L 69–64  4–2
Milk House (1,846)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
12/4/2009*
7:30 pm, FS Ohio
Kent State W 77–61  5–2
Cintas Center (9,896)
Cincinnati, Ohio
12/8/2009*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Kansas State L 71–56  5–3
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, Kansas
12/13/2009*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 19 Cincinnati W 83–79 2OT 6–3
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
12/19/2009*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 21 Butler L 69–68  6–4
Hinkle Fieldhouse (9,114)
Indianapolis, Indiana
12/23/2009*
7:00 pm, FS Ohio
Miami (Ohio) W 70–67  7–4
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
12/28/2009*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
LSU W 89–65  8–4
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
1/3/2010*
5:30 pm, FSN
at Wake Forest L 96–92 2OT 8–5
LJVM Coliseum (14,148)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1/7/2010
7:00 pm, CBSCS
at La Salle W 68–62  9–5
(1–0)
Tom Gola Arena (2,041)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1/10/2010
12:00 pm, FS Ohio
at George Washington W 76–69  10–5
(2–0)
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center (3,002)
Washington, D.C.
1/13/2010
7:30 pm, FS Ohio
Charlotte W 86–74  11–5
(3–0)
Cintas Center (10,137)
Cincinnati, Ohio
1/16/2010
11:00 am, ESPN2
Dayton W 78–75  12–5
(4–0)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
1/20/2010
7:00 pm, FS Ohis
at No. 16 Temple L 77–72  12–6
(4–1)
Liacouras Center (6,813)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1/23/2010
6:00 pm, FS Ohio
Rhode Island W 72–61  13–6
(5–1)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
1/28/2010
7:00 pm, CBSCS
Duquesne W 86–50  14–6
(6–1)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
1/31/2010
2:00 pm, FS Ohio
Fordham W 108–60  15–6
(7–1)
Cintas Center (10,058)
Cincinnati, Ohio
2/3/2010
7:00 pm, FS Ohio
at Massachusetts W 87–79  16–6
(8–1)
Mullins Center (3,538)
Amherst, Massachusetts
2/6/2010
12:00 pm, ESPN2
at Dayton L 90–65  16–7
(8–2)
UD Arena (13,435)
Dayton, Ohio
2/13/2010*
6:00 pm, ESPN
at Florida W 76–64  17–7
Stephen C. O'Connell Center (12,113)
Gainesville, Florida
2/17/2010
7:30 pm, FS Ohio
Saint Joseph's W 88–52  18–7
(9–2)
Cintas Center (10,015)
Cincinnati, Ohio
2/20/2010
2:00 pm, FS Ohio
at Charlotte W 81–67  19–7
(10–2)
Dale F. Halton Arena (9,105)
Charlotte, North Carolina
2/24/2010
8:00 pm, FS Ohio
at Saint Louis W 73–71  20–7
(11–2)
Chaifetz Arena (10,008)
St. Louis, Missouri
2/28/2010
1:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 23 Richmond W 78–76 2OT 21–7
(12–2)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
3/3/2010
7:00 pm, FS Ohio
No. 25 at Fordham W 82–56  22–7
(13–2)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,298)
Bronx, New York
3/6/2010
4:00 pm, FS Ohio
No. 25 St. Bonaventure W 93–72  23–7
(14–2)
Cintas Center (10,031)
Cincinnati, Ohio
A-10 Tournament
3/12/2010
6:30 pm
No. 24 vs. Dayton
Quarterfinals
W 78–73  24–7
Boardwalk Hall (NA)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
3/13/2010
3:30 pm, CBSCS
No. 24 vs. Richmond
Semifinals
L 89–85  24–8
Boardwalk Hall (8,208)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
NCAA Tournament
3/19/2010*
12:25 m, CBS
(6 W) No. 25 vs. (11 W) Minnesota
First Round
W 65–54  25–8
Bradley Center (17,847)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3/21/2010*
4:50pm, CBS
(6 W) No. 25 vs. (3 W) No. 18 Pittsburgh
Second Round
W 71–68  26–8
Bradley Center (18,031)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3/25/2010*
9:37pm, CBS
(6 W) No. 25 vs. (2 W) No. 7 Kansas State
Sweet Sixteen
L 101–96 2OT 26–9
EnergySolutions Arena (17,254)
Salt Lake City, Utah
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region
Source[2][3].
All times are in Eastern Time.

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