SEMAJ CHRISTON RUMORS

Xavier's Christon drafted by Heat, ends up in OKC

Xavier guard Semaj Christon had to wait until the midnight hour but was finally selected by the Miami Heat with the 55th overall pick in the second round of Thursday night's NBA Draft. Christon won't be joining the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions, however. The draft rights to Christon were traded not once, but twice before the night was complete. Miami first traded...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon to declare for NBA Draft

Xavier's Semaj Christon announced Friday night that he would forgo his final two years and declare for the NBA Draft. The sophomore guard was sixth in the Big East in scoring, averaging 17.0 points per game. He was also a unanimous first-team selection to the Big East team and was also on the conference's All-Tournament team. Said coach Chris Mack in a statement: "Semaj is excited...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense allows Musketeers to X-hale

CINCINNATI -- Semaj Christon knew what was coming before the basketball ever headed towards Bryce Cotton. Christon is better known for his offensive skills but offense hasn't been the problem for Xavier the past few weeks. The Musketeers had lost their last three games and four of the last six because they couldn't keep other teams from scoring. Cotton can score the basketball, as...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier beats Providence 59-53, ending skid

Semaj Christon scored 12 points and made two pivotal defensive plays in the final minute Saturday, leading Xavier to a 59-53 victory over Providence that ended the Musketeers' three-game losing streak. Xavier (16-7, 6-4) wore its special gray home uniforms to snap out of the slump and take third place in the Big East. The streak started with an 82-72 loss at Providence on Jan. 25...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Christon stars as Musketeers down Marquette

CINCINNATI -- Semaj Christon isn't a big talker, although he's trying to be more vocal this season. There is no doubt that he is a big-time player for Xavier no matter how he shows it. Christon had a career-high 28 points, including hitting consecutive 3-pointers to break a 69-69 tie with 4:14 remaining and lead Xavier to its eighth straight victory, 86-79 against Marquette Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier beats Marquette 86-79 for 8th straight win

Semaj Christon scored a career-high 28 points and hit back-to-back 3s in the closing minutes Thursday night, helping Xavier hold on for an 86-79 victory over Marquette and its eighth win in a row. Xavier (13-3, 3-0 Big East) let a 12-point lead slip away in the second half before Christon hit the pair of 3s, putting the Musketeers ahead to stay. They won a matchup of the league...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette comeback falls short, defense falls flat in loss to Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Semaj Christon scored a career-high 28 points and hit back-to-back 3s in the closing minutes Thursday night, helping Xavier hold on for an 86-79 victory over Marquette and its eighth win in a row. Xavier (13-3, 3-0 Big East) let a 12-point lead slip away in the second half before Christon hit the pair of 3s, putting the Musketeers ahead to stay. They won a matchup...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Talking Xavier

A day before the Shootout, I sent some questions to my good friend known as Golf It Up on twitter. He was a Xavier blogger in a past life. I put his knowledge to the test as we talked about many things Crosstown Shootout. Such as Semaj Christon, Xavier's recent woes, free throw shooting, rebounding and whether the series should continue at a neutral site. A huge thanks to GolfItUp...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier edges Evansville in renewal of old Ohio River rivalry

Semaj Christon scored 19 points and rallied Xavier from a 13-point deficit in the second half to a 63-60 victory over Evansville on Tuesday night in the renewal of an old Ohio River basketball rivalry. Christon led a 23-8 run that got Xavier (7-3) ahead. He went only 3 of 14 from the field but was 13 of 17 from the free-throw line, a place where he had struggled all season, making...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Christon rallies Xavier over Evansville 63-60

Semaj Christon scored 19 points and rallied Xavier from a 13-point deficit in the second half to a 63-60 victory over Evansville on Tuesday night in the renewal of an old Ohio River basketball rivalry. Christon led a 23-8 run that got Xavier (7-3) ahead. He went only 3 of 14 from the field but was 13 of 17 from the free-throw line, a place where he'd struggled all season, making...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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