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Watson's 32 leads Creighton to 70-56 upset of No. 5 Xavier

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Maurice Watson scored a career-high 32 points and Creighton rode a fast start to a 70-56 upset of No. 5 Xavier on Tuesday night. The Bluejays (16-9, 7-5 Big East) used an early 16-0 run to take a 17-point lead 9 minutes into the game and then held off the Musketeers after they pulled within five with 6 minutes left. Watson was dazzling all game with his drives...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Xavier having best season with lot of room yet to grow

CINCINNATI (AP) No Xavier team has won 20 games so quickly or been ranked so high. Yet the No. 5 Musketeers don't seem all that impressed by the inroads they've made in the school's basketball history. They're thinking the same as everyone else: This team has the potential to rank as Xavier's best when the season's done. ''We're looking at the bigger picture, playing for something...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette-Xavier Preview

Xavier was the first Division I squad to reach 20 victories, but that doesn't mean the Musketeers are content. Looking to put together a more complete performance, they try to keep pace with Villanova in the Big East on Saturday when they host Marquette. Ranked sixth in the country, Xavier (20-2, 8-2) felt it played uneven in beating last-place St. John's 90-83 on Wednesday. Myles...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

All 8 second-half dunks from Xavier's win over St. John's

Wednesday night's game between No. 6 Xavier and St. John's quickly turned from upset alert to slam dunk contest.Xavier's Jalen Reynolds and Edmond Sumner and St. John's Kassoum Yakwe combined for eight second-half dunks, as the Musketeers swept the season series with the Red Storm with a 90-83 victory. Xavier is the first team in the nation to get to 20 wins this season.Sumner finished...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier making more school history

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The 20th win may have come fast, but it wasn't fancy.Trevon Bluiett had his fifth double-double of the season, and No. 6 Xavier overcame poor shooting and beat St. John's 90-83 on Wednesday night, getting its 20th win faster than any team in school history. But it didn't come easily against the league's last-place team.Bluiett had 15 points and 13 rebounds as Xavier...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. John's-Xavier Preview

A dominant run propelled Xavier to a lopsided win over one of the Big East's struggling teams. The Musketeers weren't afforded that luxury against St. John's last month. Sixth-ranked Xavier looks to make things easier on itself and showcase its scoring depth in order to extend the visiting Red Storm's team-record losing streak Wednesday night. The Musketeers (19-2, 7-2) overcame...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmond Sumner will return 'sooner rather than later' says Chris Mack

Xavier staved off a late comeback bid from St. John's to pick up a 74-66 win on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena.The Musketeers have won back-to-back Big East games despite not having starting point guard Edmond Sumner in the lineup.The redshirt freshman has not played since Xavier's loss to Villanova on New Year's Eve after a collision with a pair of Wildcats required him to...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier freshman Edmond Sumner taken off on stretcher

Xavier University freshmen basketball player Edmond Sumner was taken off the court Thursday against Villanova on a stretcher after colliding with two opposing players at the rim. Xavier’s Edmond Sumner removed from court on stretcher after collision. DETAILS/VIDEO: — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) December 31, 2015 The collision lead to a hard fall...
Via Yardbarker
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Early-season report: few have been more dominant than Xavier

Let’s give you an early report on a college basketball season which is just beginning to take shape. When it comes to one of the best unbeaten teams, the response may surprise you. When you’re told that it comes from the Big East and it is not Villanova, prepare to be shocked even further. Xavier, which comes into December 7-0 and ranked 12th in the nation, has non-conference...
Via The Student Section
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sum Debut: Xavier Defeats Miami (OH) Behind Sumner's 19 Points

Edmond Sumner/cincinnati.comby John Fanta@John_Fanta Growing pains. It’s a completely reasonable reality for young talent to face them. On opening night, in front of a frenzied Xavier crowd, Edmond Sumner faced nothing of the sorts. The Musketeer redshirt rookie, who played in six games but was shut down last season due to knee issues, comfortably shot 6-of-9 from the field...
Via College Hoops Digest
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Musketeers active on the recruiting trail

Chris Mack has Xavier as the hot topic of Big East recruiting here in Late July. He made three offers to 2017 recruits, the most of any school in the conference.Jayleen Sebree, Mark Williams and Aamir Simms all received offers from the Musketeers as of late. Five-star combo guard Markelle Fultz of DeMatha Catholic may soon visit Xavier, as well, according to Jeff Goodman.
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook to join track and field team

Xavier Musketeers center Matt Stainbrook took the Internet by storm during the 2015 NCAA Tournament. With his signature glasses and added Uber charm, no one could get enough of the big man. Now, they will have another opportunity to watch Stainbrook competing in athletics. In a report from the Cincinnati Enquirer, it was revealed that the 6-foot-10 basketball player will be joining...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Xavier Is Preparing For Tonight’s Game vs. Arizona By Listening To DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” On Repeat

Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat. Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn
Via College Spun
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Xavier’s Jalen Reynolds Slammed Home An Alley-Oop Off The Backboard

Xavier defeated Providence 78-69 this afternoon. Musketeer forward Jalen Reynolds tied for the team lead in points with 19, while point guard Dee Davis dished out 15 assists. Together, the two combined on a ridiculous fast break alley-oop. Check it out: Davis’ pass is a risky one with no one back on defense, let alone with a defender right there. And give credit to the Providence...
Via College Spun
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Xavier’s Off the Glass Alley Oop to Close out Providence

Jalen Reynolds. Off the back board. — Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 7, 2015 Xavier picked up a big win over Providence today 78-69. The Muskeeters iced the game Dee Davis’ 15th assist and Jaylen Reynold’s 18th and 19th points. The big news coming from this game is the Providence coach Ed Cooley left the sidelines and was taken to a hospital after...
Via The Student Section
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Basketball: Bid for Home Court Perfection

  Cintas Center Xavier Basketball is sitting at 11-5 and 2-2 in the conference.  Sitting at .500 in the Big East Conference the Musketeers would appear to be a mediocre team.  By taking a closer look at conference play Xavier has knocked off 25th ranked Georgetown and 19th ranked Seton Hall. The Seton Hall win is bigger than just beating the 19th ranked team.  Seton Hall was...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Musketeers and The Curse of Cal

Trevon Bluiett loses ball The Xavier Musketeers found themselves leaving Cal with 1 win and 2 losses after starting the season 4 and 0 with one of the best offenses in the country. Well what happened is basically Xavier played awful. I attribute this bad play to lack of experience on the roster. With 6 freshmen on the roster and losing two games to veteran teams I think the lack...
December 01, 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 exemplifies the qualities...
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 site 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's tenure...
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 is excited...
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's biggest...
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 during two...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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