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Xavier's 29 seasons of 20 or more victories are the most
in the history of Louisiana men's college basketball

Men's Basketball
updated January 27, 2015

Head Coach:   Dannton Jackson (12th season), (504) 520-5448 or djackson@xula.edu
Publicity Contact:   Ed Cassiere, (504) 520-5707 or ecassier@xula.edu

Next:   The Gold Rush will visit city rival Dillard at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 31 at Dillard's Dent Hall. It's a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game. XU in 2014-15 seeks its fourth consecutive GCAC regular-season championship.
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The Record:   Xavier is 16-6 overall and 5-1 in the GCAC.

Next Home Game:   The Gold Rush will play Edward Waters at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2 at the Convocation Center.

Please Join Us:   Here is the approximate GPS address of the Convocation Center: 7910 Stroelitz St., New Orleans LA 70125.

Ticket Prices for XU Home Games:   $10 for ages 13 and older . . . Free for ages 12 and younger . . . Free for XU students, faculty and staff with a valid ID . . . Available at the door, cash only . . . Doors open one hour before tip-off.

Rankings:   Xavier was 20th in the NAIA Division I Coaches' Top 25 of January 20. Next rankings: January 27.
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Most Recently:   Xavier won 73-59 at Voorhees.
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Recruiting:   Signed for the 2014-15 season are:
  •  Troy Salvant of Marrero, La.
  •  Josh Freeman of Chicago, Ill.
  •  Jacques Johnson of Ridgeland, Miss.
  •  Charles Savoy of Alpharetta, Ga.
  •  story about Savoy's signing
  •  story about the others
  •  WDSU-TV feature on Troy Salvant

For the Record:   Dannton Jackson became the winningest head coach in Gold Rush history when Xavier won 71-66 at Spring Hill on December 17, 2013. Jackson is 265-113 in his 12th season.
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Defensive Pride:   XU ranked third in NAIA Division I in 2013-14 in field-goal percentage defense (.392) and eighth in scoring defense (66.6). XU also ranked eighth in rebound margin (plus-7.3).

2013-14 Highlights:   click here

Praise on the Air:   Here's what Loyola play-by-play announcer Ken Trahan said about Xavier coach Dannton Jackson during the game broadcast of December 17, 2011, on WGSO Radio:  "The Gold Rush are a good team. Dannton Jackson's always got his team prepared. They always do an outstanding job. They run their offense, pass the ball, play hard defense."

Excellent Report Card:   Of the 34 senior student-athletes to play for Dannton Jackson at Xavier during his head-coaching tenure, 32 received degrees from Xavier or are still enrolled.

Consistent Success:   The Gold Rush in 2013-14 extended a program record with a 14th consecutive winning season. Since a 14-21 record in 1989-90, the Gold Rush have strung together 23 consecutive non-losing seasons, including .500 records in 1996-97 and 1998-99 and 15 seasons of 20 or more victories.

Coach Dannton Jackson
LABC Small College Coach of the Year in 2014
Court coach of 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team
GCAC Coach of the Year in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14
School-record 265-113 in 12th season as coach of the Gold Rush
Pro players turn to him to fine-tune their skills

XU Coach Dannton Jackson

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The 2014-15 Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball team.

click here for larger view of 2012-13 team photo

The 2013-14 Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball team.

15 Xavier appearances at the
NAIA Division I National Championship

1972   •   1973   •   1981   •   1982   •   1991
1996   •   2001   •   2004   •   2005   •   2007
2008   •   2011   •   2012   •   2013   •   2014


The Gold Rush locker room in the Convocation Center, which opened in 2012
The Gold Rush locker room in the Convocation Center, which opened in 2012.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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New Orleans, LA 70125
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