Xavier is back to playing winning basketball, and it has an old guy and a new guy to thank.
The Musketeers have followed a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 start to Atlantic 10 Conference play. On Wednesday night, they won at St. Bonaventure in the final seconds when freshman Semaj Christon hit a running floater for a 66-64 win.
The shot might be the biggest of Christon's young career, but he's becoming accustomed to taking big shots for a Xavier team that's had a thin bench stretched even thinner by a wrist injury to starting point guard Dee Davis last week in the A-10 opener vs. Temple.
But the play of Christon and senior Brad Redford has kept Xavier (10-6) going -- and might have saved its season.
Christon had 19 points and a career-high 10 assists vs. St. Bonaventure, and Redford's 17 points on five 3-pointers marked the first time since his sophomore season that Redford has scored in double digits in consecutive games.
That sophomore season was a long, long time ago. Reford s...