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Xavier cruises over Murray State 89-62

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Trevon Bluiett scored 19 points and Xavier easily cruised past Murray State 89-62 on Monday. Xavier (4-0) scored the first 11 points of the game and ran out to a 22-5 lead en route to a 52-32 lead at the break. It was more of the same in the second half as a 9-0 run over 4:23 in the middle of the half pushed the lead over 30. Matt Stainbrook was 8 of 10 from the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Xavier breaks away for 81-63 win over SFA

CINCINNATI (AP) Matt Stainbrook scored 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting to lead Xavier to an 81-63 win over Stephen F. Austin on Friday night. Xavier (3-0) captured the lead early with an 11-2 run sparked by a Trevon Bluiett 3-pointer that made it 21-13 with 12:13 to go in the first half and hung on, taking a 39-32 advantage into intermission and broke away late in the second half...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bluiett, Xavier beat Long Beach State 97-74

CINCINNATI (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points to lead Xavier to a 97-74 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night. J.P. Macura added 17 points, Myles Davis 15, Remy Abell 13 and Matt Stainbrook 11. The Musketeers (2-0) made 35 of 66 shots from the floor for 53 percent, including 13 of 31 from 3-point range for 41.9 percent. Mike Caffey led the 49ers (1-2) with 20 points with...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stainbrook gives talented Xavier its foundation

CINCINNATI -- Matt Stainbrook was right at home the first time Xavier brought the basketball down the court Friday night. The Musketeers' big man posted up on the low block, worked himself into position to receive the ball after his teammates had thrown three passes. Stainbrook got the ball, spun to the baseline and maneuvered his way to the basket for a layup. The next time...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Xavier Musketeers Team Preview

Few believed Xavier would finish in the top half of the retooled Big East based on last year’s preseason predictions. But the Musketeers,...
Via Athlon Sports
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Justin Martin to transfer from Xavier

It’s been a long week for X fans. First leading scorer Semaj Christon enters for the NBA Draft and now second leading scorer Justin Martin will transfer upon graduation in a few weeks. Rumors that Coach Chris Mack could be heading to California hit the waves also, but Coach Mack put an end to those rumors stating he was staying at Xavier. Martin won’t have to sit out the 2014...
Via The Front Office News
April 18, 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 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

Martin leads Xavier upset of No. 9 Creighton

Justin Martin had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds on Saturday, and Xavier led most of the way during a 75-69 victory over No. 9 Creighton in front of the largest crowd in the 14-year history of the Musketeers' arena.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier suspends freshman forward Jalen Reynolds

Xavier has suspended freshman forward Jalen Reynolds from the team so he can concentrate on his ''responsibilities greater than basketball.'' The school did not elaborate on the suspension, but coach Chris Mack said Tuesday that Reynolds will be reinstated when he shows sufficient progress. Reynolds has played in 19 games, averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds....
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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