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Xavier v. Seton Hall: Three Takeaways

Xavier managed to only lose by single digits, but there weren't a lot of reasons to smile. For first time since 2013, Xavier has lost four games in a row. Two weeks ago, they had a chance to take the top spot in the Big East with a win against Villanova. Now, they are fighting to keep their heads above water and regroup for the postseason- whatever it may be. The offense is well...
Via Banners On The Parkway
13 hours ago

Xavier @ Seton Hall: Preview, matchups, and keys to the game

Xavier needs this one to stay off the bubble, Seton Hall needs it to move up the bubble. This game matters. How we feeling Xavier Nation? Bad, I suspect. Xavier hasn’t lost four straight since Jeff Robinson lost track of score and situation and has taken two straight beatings this bad since January 28th and 31st of 2004. Yes, those are the two games right before The Run, but this...
Via Banners On The Parkway
20 hours ago

On Quentin Goodin and the bubble

Is Q really shooting too much? Does Xavier have any gap left over the bubble teams? Sometimes talking Xavier basketball is easy and fun, other times nothing much gets you wanting to face the fact that your team is in a freefall. With another Wednesday game night approaching, Xavier is suddenly hovering just above the bubble and playing with a team that seems completely stripped of...
Via Banners On The Parkway
23 hours ago

Saving the season: What X needs in their final four

There are only five ways this can go, and two look a lot like disaster. Last week a look at the bubble made it seem as if Xavier was safe, dodging the injury related trouble and skating through on the strength of a brutal schedule and some solid if unspectacular wins. Then Marquette happened. The Musketeers were good to go so long as the wheels didn’t come flying off at the most...
Via Banners On The Parkway
1 day ago

How safe is Xavier?

A quick look at where the Musketeers stand on the bubble with March rapidly approaching. This is the time of year when Bubble Watch(es) and Bracketology begin to become daily checks for those teams staggering to the finish or attempting to rally their way into the big dance. X hasn’t been in a spot like that for a long time, but then X hasn’t had a season where they lost three...
Via Banners On The Parkway
5 days ago

The Sidelines: Chris Mack talks about Xavier's rollercoaster season

It's time for a new episode of "The Sidelines Podcast" with FS1 college basketball insider Evan Daniels. This week Evan welcomes in Xavier coach Chris Mack. Mack has a candid conversation with Evan, ranging from his humble beginnings straight through this year's rollercoaster campaign. The two discuss the following: How Mack got started in the coaching profession, and how injuries...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Bluiett comes through clutch again for Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Another clutch performance by Trevon Bluiett got Xavier through its first game without its sensational point guard. Bluiett made a pull-up jumper in the lane with 4.4 seconds left and scored 24 points overall despite an ankle injury, leading Xavier to a 72-70 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Xavier (16-6, 6-3 Big East) lost Sumner -- its second-leading...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmond Sumner’s injury impact on Xavier Basketball

Injury was already leaving an impact on Edmond Sumner’s season going into Sunday. Now another injury has effectively ended the Xavier Basketball players season. Following an MRI on Monday, Xavier Basketball’s team doctor confirmed that Sumner suffered a season ending torn ACL. The injury happened during Xavier’s game against St. John’s Basketball on Sunday. A game Xavier...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sumner injury a tough blow for struggling Xavier

Think your basketball team’s week got off to a lousy start? Well, just be glad you’re not a Xavier fan(if you are a Xavier fan and think your team had a lousy start of the week, you’re correct). On Monday, the Musketeers fell out of the top 25 for the first time in 29 weeks, and then they discovered that sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner would be out for the season after...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier guard Edmond Sumner has torn ACL, out for season

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. The sophomore guard had 17 points and seven assists during the Musketeers' 82-77 victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Sunday evening. He had to be helped off the court by teammates after he got fouled while going up for a layup with 6 minutes left...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sumner injured in Xavier win

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Mack didn't have the look of a coach whose team just got a big win to stop a tough stretch of four losses in five games. Mack met the media after No. 24 Xavier's 82-77 victory over St. John's on Sunday at Madison Square Garden and addressed the topic everyone was ready to ask about -- the health of point guard Edmond Sumner. "It didn't look good, and we'll...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier Basketball: Three lessons from Tuesday’s loss

For the first time since early December Xavier Basketball lost a game. With a 74-59 loss to Villanova Basketball, giving Xavier their first Big East Conference loss this year. In the first of three consecutive games against top 25 teams for Xavier. As the hours dwindle closer to those next two games, Xavier’s loss to Villanova on Tuesday night offers three points for Xavier to...
Via isportsweb.com
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Xavier Basketball ends tough week with win

Xavier Basketball snapped a two game losing streak on Saturday night. With a 77-69 win over Utah Basketball at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati. Following back to back losses on the road out west. The first loss came against Baylor Basketball on December 3rd. Xavier followed this up with a loss to Colorado by a razor edge 68-66 final score. Saturday’s win over Utah put the Xavier...
Via isportsweb.com
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier Basketball season begins with rocky win

The sure signs that winter is approaching came this week. It’s getting darker earlier, the election’s finally over and College Basketball season is now underway. Game 1 of Xavier Basketball’s 2016-17 season ended with a close win. The No. 7 ranked Xavier Musketeers squeaked by in their season opener 84-81, over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Veterans Day. While Xavier never...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky Transfer Charles Matthews Considering Michigan, Xavier

Last month, Kentucky guard Charles Matthews announced his intent to transfer after one season in Lexington. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, two fairly prominent programs are in the running for the former four-star recruit: the Michigan Wolverines and Xavier Musketeers. Two schools that are in the mix for Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews: Xavier and Michigan, per sources. —...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier star Trevon Bluiett returning for junior season

The Xavier Musketeers fell just shy of getting to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2016 NCAA Tournament earlier this year and they are looking to be even better in the 2016-17 season. They will get one of their best players back at forward Trevon Bluiett will return for his junior season. Bluiett has been one of the best players for the Musketeers the last two years and this year should...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier's J.P. Macura arrested after pulling down pants at bar

This has got to be a first in college sports. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Xavier University guard J.P. Macura faces misdemeanor charges for “knowingly pulling down his pants” at a bar on Thursday morning. The sophomore allegedly pulled down his pants at R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub in front of several people. To make matters worse, Macura allegedly had a fake ID as he...
Via The Comeback
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray gets Michael Jordan crying face treatment

Not even beloved actor Bill Murray could escape the grasp of the Michael Jordan crying face meme after Xavier’s loss to Wisconsin on Sunday. Murray, who attended the game to support his son who is an assistant coach for the Musketeers, was in total shock after Bronson Koenig’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer. We already had some fun with him, but the internet had even more fun. Of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray has ultimate sad face after Xavier loses

Nothing showed the heartbreak of Xavier fans quite like Bill Murray's reaction to his Musketeers losing to Wisconsin 66-63 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Wisconsin won on a last-second 3-point by Bronson Koenig that sent the Badgers to the Sweet Sixteen: Bronson Koenig game winner! pic.twitter.com/D8l02liTpz — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) March 21, 2016 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier vs. Wisconsin – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@XavierMBB On a day that saw a number of crazy upsets, including a 15-seed knocking off one of the Tournament’s biggest favorites, Xavier took care of business. The East Region two-seed had little trouble casting aside Weber State, winning 71-53 behind a balanced scoring effort led by big man James Farr, who led all players with 18 points. Farr and the Musketeers effectively...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Jalen Reynolds throws down monster dunk

Jalen Reynolds backs into his defender and then makes a strong move to the rim and throws down a thunderous dunk. What did the basket do to deserve this? https://t.co/cJIf56oz8p #MarchMadness — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2016 Xavier went on to beat Weber State and advance to the next game….. The post Watch: Jalen Reynolds throws down monster dunk appeared...
Via The Student Section
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier vs. Weber State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@XavierMBB The Xavier Musketeers, out of the Big East conference, are the 2-seed in the East region of this year’s NCAA Tournament bracket. Xavier, sporting a 27-5 record, finished second in league play before bowing out in the semifinals of its postseason tournament. Xavier will get started with a contest against 15-seed Weber State, winners of the Big Sky conference...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Murray throws up a Xavier 'X' as only Bill Murray can

Xavier Musketeers assistant coach Luke Murray is the son of actor Bill Murray, who showed up at Madison Square Garden Thursday to support his son and watch Xavier blow out Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Murray celebrated Xavier's dominant performance late in the second half with a very unique version of the Xavier X. Bill was feeling it.
Via FOX Sports
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA top five: Why Xavier will and won't win the national title

National championships are hard to come by, and just because you are ranked at the top doesn’t mean somebody from the bottom won’t knock you off on the road to Houston. It’s true that the stronger your ranking, the smoother your path to success, but not everybody has an airtight case (Villanova, I’m looking at you). That is where we come in. In honor of the beginning of...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier's Bluiett and Sumner claim Big East weekly honors

For the second time this season, the Xavier Musketeers swept the Big East weekly honors.Trevon Bluiett was named Big East Player of the Week for the second time this year, while Edmond Sumner earned Big East Freshman of the Week honors for the fifth time. Bluiett, the team's leading scorer at 15.3 points per game, scored 23 in an 85-74 win over No. 23 Providence on Tuesday night...
Via FOX Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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