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Four-star 2016 PG Quentin Goodin visiting Xavier this weekend

Goodin, a four-star point guard in the class of 2016, is also being recruited by schools like Florida, Western Kentucky, Louisville, and Miami. The Musketeers have historically been an excellent school for point guards, as Goodin could follow in the footsteps of Semaj Christon and Dee Davis.
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nonconference games could show whether Mizzou is NCAA tourney material

If challenging neutral-site games are the best way to prepare for the postseason, Missouri basketball should be in good shape. For the seventh straight season, the Tigers will play only one true road game in their 13-game nonconference schedule, which the university released Friday morning. First-year coach Kim Anderson also released the schedule via Twitter; perhaps the SEC's oldest...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nonconference games could show whether Mizzou is NCAA tourney material

If challenging neutral-site games are the best way to prepare for the postseason, Missouri basketball should be in good shape. For the seventh straight season, the Tigers will play only one true road game in their 13-game nonconference schedule, which the university released Friday morning. First-year coach Kim Anderson also released the schedule via Twitter; perhaps the SEC's oldest...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier's Christon drafted by Heat, ends up in OKC

Xavier guard Semaj Christon had to wait until the midnight hour but was finally selected by the Miami Heat with the 55th overall pick in the second round of Thursday night's NBA Draft. Christon won't be joining the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions, however. The draft rights to Christon were traded not once, but twice before the night was complete. Miami first traded...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Hornets Draft Grades

Charlotte Hornets: Hornets Draft Grades By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… Pick 9 Noah Vonleh-PF-Indiana In the interest of full disclosure I am a diehard Indiana basketball fan so I am relatively predisposed to like IU players but I see a very bright future for Vonleh, my bias set aside. He is very long as has been mentioned ad nauseam but he is more than...
Via HoopStuff
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics likely to acquire a 2nd-round draft pick

Boston currently has the 6th and 17th picks in the NBA draft, which will be held a week from Thursday, on June 26.  The Celtics are not in possession of a 2nd-round selection at the moment, they traded theirs to Dallas (#34 overall) in order to move up to #13 last year to get Kelly Olynyk.At last season's draft Boston also bought a late 2nd rounder from Indiana (#53 overall), using...
Via Celtics Life
June 16, 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

Xavier's Martin to transfer

Xavier announced late Friday afternoon Justin Martin will transfer from the Musketeer basketball program. A fourth-year collegian with a year of eligibility remaining, he is on track to graduate this spring and would become eligible to play right away for his new school if he does so. The 6-6, 205-pound forward was second on the team in scoring (11.7 points per game) and rebounding...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 11, 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's tenure...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft: Industry Point Guard Rankings

The Industry Point Guard Rankings highlight the consensus opinion of the premier lead guards in the 2014 NBA Draft. In total, there are 18 point guards among the Top 100 Prospects, including 12 in the Top 50, 3 in the Top 25, and 2 in the Top 10. Australian native Dante Exum is ranked atop the list, while Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart and Syracuse freshman Tyler Ennis are...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 29, 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

March Madness Obituaries: Mount St. Mary's, Xavier Bounced on Opening Night

March Madness is a great time of year. But the sad truth is that 68 teams compete for a prize only one will win. To that end, we present our March Madness Obituaries, which mourn the fallen teams left behind on the road to the national championship. The NCAA tournament is officially underway, as the First Four got kicked off Tuesday night in Dayton. The two games featured a pair...
Via The Sports Post
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

N.C. State beats Xavier 74-59 in NCAA First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Given a second chance, T.J. Warren put on a show in the NCAA tournament. The hard-to-guard sophomore forward scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half on Tuesday night, showing why he was the ACC's player of the year, and North Carolina State led most of the way in a 74-59 victory over Xavier in the NCAA tournament's First Four. N.C. State (22-12) didn't...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: NC State Vs. Xavier – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

While Thursday is the first big day for the NCAA Tournament, things technically kick off tonight with the first two “first round” play-in games. Tonight’s featured game matches up the 12-seeded North Carolina State Wolfpack and Xavier Musketeers. Also, be sure to click here for more on NC State and Xavier. Also, check out our printable bracket here. Date: Tuesday, March...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Preview: Midwest Region

This year Indianapolis plays host to the most competitive region in the NCAA tournament. Everyone complaining that Wichita State was not worthy of a top seed because the Shockers went undefeated against subpar competition will now get their wish. The Shockers will have to go through a slew of tough teams to make a second consecutive Final Four. I’m sure Gregg Marshall and his players...
Via The Sports Post
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Prep school teammates meet on First Four stage

DAYTON, Ohio - Though it's essentially a play-in game sending one team home from the NCAA tournament three days before half the field even plays, Tuesday and Wednesday night's games give the competing teams something other teams don't get. The stage to themselves. N.C. State's T.J. Warren and Xavier's Semaj Christon figure to put on a pretty good show in Tuesday's nightcap. The former...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier in familiar place vs new foe in NC State

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Get on an interstate, drive less than an hour, play in an arena that's been a mainstay on your schedule. Seems like Xavier has a built-in advantage for its opening NCAA game. Those slow-to-forget Dayton fans will try to negate it. The Musketeers (21-12) play a First Four game against North Carolina State (21-13) on Tuesday night at the University of Dayton Arena...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NCAA Tournament: First Four Picks and Predictions

The time is finally here. As much fun as the the first “real” days of the NCAA Tournament are, the First Four has not disappointed since it was introduced in the 2010-11 season. That year, UNC-Asheville defeated Arkansas-Little Rock in a thriller, and VCU began it’s magical run to the Final Four with a victory against USC. The last two First Fours each produced No. 16 seed...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 17, 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

Burton, Mayo's points not enough as Marquette falls to Xavier

NEW YORK (AP) -- Either Xavier or Creighton will reach the championship game of the Big East tournament in its first year in the conference. The two newcomers will meet in Friday night's semifinals in a game that will feature two unanimous first-team All-Big East selections. Semaj Christon had 18 points for third-seeded Xavier in its 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier beats Marquette 68-65 to reach semis

NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Martin scored 19 points and Semaj Christon added 18 to lead Xavier to a 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The third-seeded Musketeers (21-11) will face second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton in the semifinals on Friday night. The Bluejays advanced with an 84-62 victory over DePaul. Both Creighton...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 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. "We're going...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Storybook Home Finale for Seton Hall Gives Pirates Upset Win over Xavier

Gene Teague/cinncinati.com17 different starting line-ups later, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team came into Monday night at full strength. With a revolving door of injuries and various off-the-court issues, the Pirates have had trouble finding a rhythm.  On Monday, The Hall had that and then some in a night that could not have been scripted any better.Following the Senior Night...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier players earn national, conference recognition

Two Xavier underclassmen are being noticed for their play this week. ESPN's Andy Katz named sophomore guard Semaj Christon National Player of the Week. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two 40-minute performances. Forward Jalen Reynolds was rewarded with the Big East's Rookie of the Week honor. He averaged 11.5 points and 12.5 rebound in the Musketeers...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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