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XU needs to 'rely on identity' to survive NC State

The Welcome Wagon arrived early for Xavier's men's basketball team. As the 12th-seeded Musketeers participated in their open practice at UD Arena Monday night, a trio of red-clad Flyers fans hunkered down for some pre-NCAA tournament needling of their program's archrival. But Xavier's players and coaches focused on the task at hand, and that was preparing for 12th...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Xavier still on path to NCAA berth

Chris Mack isn't going to make any excuses for his Xavier team. Even though the Musketeers fell to No. 6 Villanova 77-70 Thursday night in their regular season finale, Mack has no doubts that they are worthy of an NCAA tournament bid. That is regardless of what happens next week during the Big East conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. "We're going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Xavier still on path to NCAA berth

CINCINNATI -- Chris Mack isn't going to make any excuses for his Xavier team. Even though the Musketeers fell to No. 6 Villanova 77-70 Thursday night in their regular season finale, Mack has no doubts that they are worthy of an NCAA tournament bid. That is regardless of what happens next week during the Big East conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. "...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier gets revenge on No. 9 Creighton 75-69

Xavier’s men’s basketball team may have lost its first game against No. 9 Creighton in Omaha, but it reveled in a 75-69 victory in Saturday’s rematch at Cintas Center. And what a win it was. By defeating player of the year candidate Doug McDermott and the Bluejays, the Musketeers claimed their first win over a Top 10 opponent since 2007 and defended their home court against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Musketeers handle the moment

CINCINNATI -- Xavier had never before sold standing room only tickets for one of its basketball games at the Cintas Center but Saturday was something different. The calendar has turned to March. Creighton is not only ranked No. 10 in the nation in the USA Today coaches' poll but the Blue Jays are in first place in the Big East and on their roster is senior Doug McDermott, the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin's 22 lifts Xavier past DePaul 83-64

Justin Martin scored 22 points and Dee Davis added 15 points and seven assists, lifting Xavier to an 83-64 victory over DePaul on Wednesday at Cintas Center. Semaj Christon contributed 15 points to help the Musketeers (18-8, 8-5) retain at least a share of third place in the Big East Conference. It was the most complete performance of the season for Davis who also had two steals...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier cruises past Depaul 83-64

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Martin scored 22 points and Dee Davis added 15 points and seven assists, lifting Xavier to an 83-64 victory over DePaul on Wednesday at Cintas Center. Semaj Christon contributed 15 points to help the Musketeers (18-8, 8-5) retain at least a share of third place in the Big East Conference. It was the most complete performance of the season for Davis who also...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Poor Butler record doesn't mean day off for XU

Butler’s men’s basketball team has lost two straight games and nine of its last 11, but its rivalry with Xavier supersedes anything on paper. The Musketeers know exactly what kind of battle they’re facing at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. “Playing Butler, it really doesn’t matter what their record is,” Musketeers point guard Dee Davis said. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier rallies for 80-67 win over Georgetown

Xavier overcame a 17-point deficit in the final 15 minutes on Wednesday night, using its balance and a big closing run to beat Georgetown 80-67 and remain unbeaten at home. The Musketeers (14-4, 4-1 Big East) held the Hoyas scoreless over the final 6 minutes and closed with a 16-point run that showed their depth. The Hoyas (11-5, 3-2) matched their season high by hitting 10 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier rallies for 80-67 win over Georgetown

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier overcame a 17-point deficit in the final 15 minutes on Wednesday night, using its balance and a big closing run to beat Georgetown 80-67 and remain unbeaten at home. The Musketeers (14-4, 4-1 Big East) held the Hoyas scoreless over the final 6 minutes and closed with a 16-point run that showed their depth and their tenacity at home. Xavier is 12-0 at home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier edges Butler 79-68

Dee Davis scored all 12 of his points in the second half as the Xavier Musketeers came from behind to edge the Butler Bulldogs, 79-68, in a Big East game on Saturday. Semaj Christon led all scorers with 20 points for Xavier, while Matt Stainbrook finished with 17 points and Justin Martin also reach double figures with 13 as the Musketeers (12-3, 2-0 Big East) extended their winning...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier wins at Alabama 77-74

Isaiah Philmore had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier to a come-from-behind 77-74 victory over Alabama on Saturday night. Matt Stainbrook added 17 points, Dee Davis 12 and Myles Davis 10 for the Musketeers (9-3). Retin Obasohan nailed a 3-pointer to pull the Crimson Tide to within 75-74 with 4 seconds remaining, but Dee Davis made two free throws with 2 seconds left. &...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati vs Xavier Crosstown Shootout Preview

Cincinnati and Xavier are set to lock horns for the 81st edition of the Crosstown Shootout, technically the Crosstown Classic. I don't think anyone who isn't paid by one of the schools is calling it the Crosstown Classic. It's one of the best rivalries in college basketball. Just this week alone, we've talked about Xavier, talked about why Xavier sucks, gone inside...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier wins 100th meeting against Miami (Ohio) as Davis leads way

Dee Davis was 6 of 7 from the field and scored 15 points Wednesday to lead Xavier to a 77-51 win over Miami (Ohio), its oldest rival. Davis missed the first two games with a head injury but has returned to lead the Musketeers (4-0) to their fourth straight victory to start the season. Semaj Christon scored 13 points for the Musketeers and James Farr turned in his first career double...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier wins 100th meeting over Miami (OH) 77-51

Dee Davis was 6-of-7 from the field and scored 15 points to lead Xavier to a 77-51 win over its oldest rival. Davis missed the first two games with a head injury but has returned to lead the Musketeers (4-0) to their fourth straight victory to start the season. Semaj Christon scored 13 points for the Musketeers and James Farr turned in his first career double-double with 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Christon has 20, Xavier beat Morehead State 79-56

Semaj Christon scored a season-high 20 points on Friday night as Xavier got back to full strength and remained unbeaten with a 79-56 victory over Morehead State. The Musketeers (3-0) kept their momentum from a 67-63 win over Tennessee at the Cintas Center on Tuesday night. Xavier led 38-23 at the break and pulled away during a foul-filled second half. The officials called 56 fouls...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Christon's 18 lifts Xavier over Vols

Semaj Christon scored 18 points, and short-handed Xavier -- playing with two starters sidelined by injury -- never trailed as the Musketeers used all of their depth and beat cold-shooting Tennessee 67-63 on Tuesday night. Xavier (2-0) led by as many as 10 points in the first half, when the Volunteers (0-1) couldn't make any sort of basket consistently. The Volunteers got within...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Big East: How Will We Know? Trends, Part 2

Send to KindleCredit: Seton Hall Athletics Communications Last week I looked for trends and patterns that should help us predict how five Big East teams will fare this season.  This week let’s look at the other five Big East teams. Providence – During the last years of Tim Welsh’s and Keno Davis’ tenures, Friars games looked like slug fests, all offense and little or no...
Via College Chalktalk
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier much deeper heading into Big East

The Big East banners have replaced the Atlantic 10 ones at the top of the Cintas Center. Xavier is ready for its move into the new league, bringing a much deeper and more experienced roster this time. The Musketeers are in position to rebound from a rare down season. They went 17-14 and fell out of the race for their shot at a final A-10 title, undercut by injuries and a lack of...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

#51 Xavier Musketeers: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier beats No. 19 Memphis, ends streak

This isn't your vintage Xavier basketball team but don't try selling that idea to Josh Pastner. The Memphis head coach isn't buying. He could become Chris Mack's agent, however. "I think if I'm Xavier's president I'd give Chris Mack a lifetime contract," said Pastner Tuesday night after Xavier knocked off his No. 19-ranked Tigers 64-62 at the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier looking for big upset over Memphis

Memphis will take a break from its pursuit of a perfect conference record to focus on extending one of the nation's longest active win streaks. The 19th-ranked Tigers look to win their 19th in a row and help coach Josh Pastner record his 100th career victory Tuesday night at Xavier. Playing its final season in Conference USA, Memphis (24-3) wrapped up at least a share of the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier loses control vs. VCU, footing in A-10

For 22 minutes, Xavier was able to overcome, handle and dominate Havoc Saturday afternoon. Up 17 points in the second half, however, wasn't enough for the Musketeers, as No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth shot 53 percent in the second half, including making six three-pointers, and converted 22 Xavier turnovers into 23 points in a 75-71 win at the Cintas Center. Havoc is the name...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Reaction: VCU 75 Xavier 71

Xavier built a 17-point lead before VCU made a second half run to close the gap, and then overtake the Musketeers. The Musketeers turned it over 22 times, in part because they lost Dee Davis in the second half to a head injury. - Rick recaps and gives his thoughts on X's loss to VCU.
Via xavier.scout.com
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier edged by No. 24 VCU

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Up by 17 points early in the second half, Xavier had reason to feel a little comfortable. The Musketeers almost never lose on their home court to another Atlantic 10 team. They were handling No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth's full-court pressure as well as anyone could expect. The crowd was getting into it. In a matter of minutes, the Musketeers lost their best...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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