Friday, March 26, 1999

XU NOTEBOOK


Alumni exhort Prosser to stay

BY MICHAEL PERRY
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        NEW YORK — At an alumni reception at Madison Square Garden following Xavier's 106-75 victory over Oregon, Musketeers fans chanted “Just say no” at coach Skip Prosser, letting him know their preference that he not end up at Notre Dame.

        Even senior Lenny Brown said in front of the crowd: “Like they said, "Just say no.' These guys want you back next year.”

        Sources have confirmed that Prosser met with Notre Dame officials this week and is considered one of the leading candidates for the job.

        Prosser and his wife, Nancy, leave today for Florida, site of the Final Four, and Notre Dame officials also are expected to be in the St.Petersburg area. Sources also indicated that Notre Dame may be preparing to talk to coaches other than those most commonly reported as candidates: Prosser, Delaware's Mike Brey and Princeton's Bill Carmody.

        While Seton Hall coach Tommy Amaker also has been reported as a candidate, former Xavier Athletic Director Jeff Fogelson — now at Seton Hall — said Thursday that he has not been contacted by Notre Dame for permission to talk to Amaker.

Recap
        Here's a look at the school records set by the team this season:

        • Most three-pointers in one game (14, Clemson).

        • Most three-pointers attempted in one game (37, Clemson).

        • Most three-pointers in one season (275).

        • Most three-pointers attempted in one season (791).

        • Most personal fouls (708).

Senioritis
        A quick look at some of the superlatives from the three senior Musketeers:

        • Lenny Brown — No.3 career scoring (1,885); No.1 career steals (242); No.2 steals in one season (81); No.1 three-pointers in one season (104); No.1 three-point attempts in one season (263); No.1 three-pointers in career (236); No.1 three-point attempts in career (646).

        • Gary Lumpkin — No.11 career scoring (1,507); No.2 three-pointers in career (219); No.2 three-point attempts in career (631); No.2 consecutive career starts (118); Four-time team leader in assists.

        • James Posey — No.12 career scoring (1,455); No.1 steals in one season (102); No.3 career steals (214); No.1 consecutive free throws made (31); No.1 most personal fouls in one season (123); No.2 most blocks in a game (6).

More Posey
        Posey missed a contested dunk with 8:51 left and came crashing to the floor. The senior forward aggravated his strained hip/back, though he did return to the game.

        “I've just got to go back to rehab and get ready for (NBA pre-draft camp in) Phoenix,” he said.

        XAVIER 106, OREGON 75
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