I think X can absorb issues with bigs because Philmore will be back in another game. Guards is another story. THIN with only 3 true guardsI think the big issue for Xavier is the depth. How many injuries can they sustain? What about foul trouble on the road, which either results in starters spending time on the bench or playing tentative D?
There are the intangibles, though. Recall the rebound he made on the floor after a missed FTA, which led to a Butler player falling onto him, picking up a foul in the process. The team was juiced by his effort.Stenger didn't play well tonight. Not strong enough down low.
VERY impressed by Dee. Small floor general out there... and he's got some handles.
Taylor has some moves down low finally and Redford creating some of his own offense.
Not a Xavier-hater, but I do think X will be lucky to make it through the season without losing players to injury and will find it tougher than today on the road. If fouls or injury happens to a starter, then that thin depth becomes walk-ons playing major minutes against tough competition. I hope that doesn't happen though, hate to see injuries derail a team.9th in the A10 if this effort keeps up? Sure, believe that all you want Xavier haters.