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Photo: Xavier’s New Basketball Court Features A Detailed Cincinnati Skyline

Basketball court designs are huge right now. Oregon’s court features a forest design, while Long Beach State’s court looks like an actual beach. Other schools that are associated with major cities have used the skyline on the sideline to add some flair to the court. Xavier has joined this club, and will feature the Cincinnati skyline this season. This is one of the more detailed...
Via College Spun
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier hands out postseason awards

Xavier held a reception for season ticket holders Tuesday night and revealed winners of the team's yearly awards. Headlining the honors was guard Semaj Christon, who was named the winner of the George E. "Skip" Prosser Award for the second consecutive year. Named after the late former Xavier head coach, the Prosser Award is presented annually "to the player who...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: California interested in Xavier's Mack

Xavier lost its leading scorer to the NBA late last month. Could the Musketeers' head coach be the next out the door? Ryan Gorcey of Scout.com site BearTerritory.net reported Thursday afternoon California has offered its vacant men's basketball coaching position to Chris Mack, who just finished his fifth season as head coach at Xavier. The Musketeers are 111-57 during Mack...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon to declare for NBA Draft

Xavier's Semaj Christon announced Friday night that he would forgo his final two years and declare for the NBA Draft. The sophomore guard was sixth in the Big East in scoring, averaging 17.0 points per game. He was also a unanimous first-team selection to the Big East team and was also on the conference's All-Tournament team. Said coach Chris Mack in a statement: "Semaj...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier coach Chris Mack has a new perspective on tournament

CINCINNATI - Chris Mack walked into the Xavier media room heavily armed. He had an extra large Dunkin' Donuts coffee and his emotions ready to go. The Musketeers will be playing in the NCAA tournament after a one-year absence. They found out Sunday evening they will be playing North Carolina State on Tuesday night as part of the First Four in Dayton, home of one of Xavier'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Xavier Get In The 2014 In The NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Xavier Musketeers were given a 12-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Chris Mack and hail from the Big East. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against NC State in the first round in Dayton. Winner gets Saint Louis in Orlando. Why: Xavier finished...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Xavier player becoming half-court shot legend

Half-court heaves are propelling former Xavier guard Brad Redford to an iconic status in the electrifying world of media timeout contests. "Shooting a half-court shot without any practice shots in a shirt and tie with penny loafers on puts me in a level with few others," Redford said (tongue-in-cheek). Few can master the art the way Redford has, hitting half-court shots...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Big East newcomers drop the 'mid'

The First Four was being played up the road in Dayton, the NCAA tournament proper was starting the next day down the road in Lexington, but Xavier University's basketball team was stuck in between. The Musketeers were at home Wednesday, left out of the Big Dance for the first time since 2005. So why was everyone here smiling? In the upstairs ballroom at the Cintas Center, the...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier's Christon earns A-10 honors again

CINCINNATI --- Freshman Semaj Christon (Cincinnati, OhioWinton Woods HSBrewster Acad. N.H.) has earned Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week. Christon had a tremendous game on Saturday at Purdue in his first true road game as a Musketeer. Christon had a career-high 25 points on 8-of-12 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free throw line to go...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dezmine Wells to Enroll at Maryland, Appears to Miss Point of Expulsion From Xavier Due to Sexual Assault Charges

Dezmine Wells could be headed to a happy ending. He reportedly will enroll at the University of Maryland less than two weeks after he was offically expelled by Xavier, and could be on the court for the Terrapins at the start of the 2013-14 season. Wells, 20, became the collegiate equivalent of a free agent when Xavier expelled him Aug. 21, citing a "serious violation" of...
Via NESN.com
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

More change at Xavier with Wells' exit

A season of change for Xavier basketball has taken another unexpected turn as high-flying sophomore Dez Wells has been expelled from the school. A school press release said Wells was responsible for a "serious violation" of the code of student conduct. While we understand there is heightened interest in this situation because it involves a student-athlete, we must reiterate...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier expells sophomore Dezmine Wells

Sophomore Dezmine Wells has been expelled from Xavier University. From Xavier University; The Xavier University Conduct Board (UCB), made up of faculty, students and administrators, found Xavier sophomore and basketball player Dezmine Wells responsible for a serious violation of the Code of Student Conduct. The punishment for the violation is expulsion from the University. While...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Lyons not returning to Xavier

Redshirt junior guard Mark Lyons won't return to Xavier, which is now missing four of its starters from the team that reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament last season. Coach Chris Mack announced the mutual decision on Monday, after they'd talked about how the shooting guard needed to change. Mack and Lyons were at odds during the season, when the guard repeatedly...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier announces junior Lyons will not return

CINCINNATI --- Xavier University head basketball coach Chris Mack announced today that redshirt junior guard Mark Lyons will not be returning for the 2012-13 season. After our end of the season meeting with Mark it became apparent that a change for both parties was the right thing moving forward, said Mack. During our meeting expectations were outlined for his fifth and final season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Sat. Jan. 28th channel information

Saturday, January 28, 2012 University of Cincinnati @ Rutgers 6pmXavier @ Charlotte 7pm pregame show at 6:30pmLake Erie Monsters v. Hamilton 7:30pmFOX Sports Ohio features an exciting lineup this Saturday, Jan. 28th including the FOX Sports Ohio production of Xavier Musketeers @ Charlotte, the Big East production of the UC Bearcats @ Rutgers at 6pm, and the Lake Erie Monsters...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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