Xavier has shut down a number of top opposing scorers this season:
? On Nov. 24 the Musketeers held Indiana star freshman guard Eric Gordon, who is averaging 21.3 points a game, to 4-of-12 shooting in an upset of the Hoosiers.
? On Dec. 22 Tennessee senior guard Chris Lofton (right), who led the SEC in scoring last season with 20.8 points per game, shot 3 of 12 in a Vols win.
? On Dec. 31 another freshman phenom, Kansas State forward Michael Beasley (25.2 points per game) scored a season-low five points in a Xavier rout.
? On Jan. 24 Dayton senior guard Brian Roberts, the leading candidate for Atlantic 10 player of the year, had his lowest-scoring game in two years (five points) in a Flyers loss.