Temple at #9 Xavier, 7pm. Apparently the Musketeers are part of that whole War on Christmas. From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
[Xavier’s Sean] Miller has coached in the league for eight seasons, three as an assistant coach and the past five as a head coach. He said [Temple guard Dionte] Christmas (above) ranks among the best individual players he has seen come through the conference in that time, including XU’s David West and Saint Joseph’s Jameer Nelson, both of whom were national players of the year….
But there is a difference between West and Nelson, who led their teams to conference titles as seniors, and Christmas. The Owls (12-8, 4-2) won the conference tournament last season but have lost two of their first three league road games.
“The reality is, Jameer Nelson led his team in his senior year to many, many wins,” Dunphy said. “David West is an NBA performer who is doing great work and who had a fabulous career at Xavier. I think the legacy of Dionte Christmas is still yet to be told. We’ll see how it goes for him.”
Xavier, meanwhile, sits atop the Atlantic 10 and is protecting a 20-game home-court winning streak in the conference.
More NBA scouts than ever before – at least 22 – have requested credentials for the game because of Christmas.