CHICAGO – Junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) secured a spot in the top 10 of the Saint Xavier University men's basketball program's career scoring leaders with his 28-point performance against Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) foe Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) this past Saturday in Hammond, Ind. Karp has currently accumulated 1,525 points in his standout career with the Cougars, which puts him in the No. 10 spot right behind Jeremy Holmes (1997-2000, 2002-03) with 1,562 career points. With Karp averaging 22.5 points per game this year, he is currently on pace to break into the top five of SXU's career scoring list later this season. The No. 5 spot is currently held by Bob Konecki (1980-84) with 1,777 career points.
"Brad never takes a day off, and when you have a young man who is one of the team's hardest workers, it is enjoyable to see him succeed," said Saint Xavier University men's basketball head coach Tom O'Malley. "I am overjoyed that Brad has accomplished so much already during his collegiate career and he has really accepted the role of team captain this season and really been a leader for our program over the last three years."
The Cougars are in the midst of a four-game win streak and won seven of their last eight games with the lone loss (86-81) coming against the NAIA's current No. 1 ranked team, Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.), back on Tuesday, November 20. SXU sits in second place in the latest CCAC standings behind only Stritch (12-0 overall/9-0 CCAC) and lead the conference in scoring offense (86.2 ppg) and field goal percentage (50.1 percent). Karp is the CCAC's second leading scorer through 10 games this season with his 22.5 points-per-game average.
Saint Xavier (7-3 overall/7-2 CCAC) does not return to its regular season schedule until Tuesday, December 18. The Cougars host conference foe Trinity International University (Ill.) that night at the Shannon Center in Chicago. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.