Men’s Basketball

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Men’s team knocks down DePaul, Georgetown

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Xavier men’s basketball team continued its home dominance defeating the DePaul Blue Demons Jan. 24 at Cintas Center. After scoring the first basket of the game on an assist from senior center Matt Stainbrook to senior guard Dee Davis, the Musketeer defense struggled to stop the surging Blue Demons. Xavier … Continue reading

Opinion: Coach K notches 1,000 th career win

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Maybe he could have done it a week earlier, but Coach Mike Krzyzweski once again saved one of the defining moments of his incredible career for “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” With Sunday’s 77-68 win over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski became the first … Continue reading

Ex-Musketeer leaves Southern Methodist

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Early last spring, the Xavier community learned that its beloved men’s basketball team would be losing one of its own following a decision to transfer. Now he is moving on yet again, forgoing the remainder of his senior season to pursue a professional career. Forward Justin Martin left the Musketeer family to finish out his college career at Southern Methodist … Continue reading

Men’s team stays strong at home

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ As Xavier men’s basketball heads deeper into Big East play, the competition shows no sign of letting up. The Musketeers split their last two games, falling to the Villanova Wildcats and defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Villanova game was a long one for Musketeer fans. The Muskies trailed 34-18 … Continue reading

Musketeers Big East season in full swing

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ As students were away for winter break, Xavier men’s basketball has steadily remained afloat as conference play in the Big East has begun. Just one day after the last day of finals for students, the Musketeers headed to Alabama and suffered an 89-88 double overtime loss to the Auburn Tigers. … Continue reading

Musketeers back to winning ways

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team moved to 6-2 on Dec. 6 with a 97-82 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in front of a raucous, record-setting crowd of 10,250. The Musketeers found success through a balanced scoring attack in what has become one the team’s most prevalent themes through these … Continue reading

Men’s basketball struggles in Wooden Legacy

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Following its hot start to the season, the Xavier men’s basketball team travelled to the west coast to compete in the DirecTV Wooden Legacy held at California State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. After opening with a win against University of San Diego, the Musketeers finished the Thanksgiving weekend with pains … Continue reading

Xavier dominant as season is underway

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier men’s basketball season tipped off on Nov. 14 against the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Lumberjacks at Cintas Center. In front of thousands of eager Musketeer fans, Xavier trounced Lumberjacks 93-60. On a night when fans got their first look at the newly minted Xavier roster, the Musketeers put … Continue reading

Fans get glimpse of season to come

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball unofficially began play this past weekend in an exhibition that quickly turned into a 102-68 win over the Division-II Northwood Timberwolves. The grind-it-out process quickly brought the Musketeers to a 6-0 lead over the Timberwolves that would transform into a double-figure lead at 17-7. Each player that … Continue reading

Big season ahead for the Musketeers

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Many believe Xavier has a legitimate opportunity to compete for the Big East championship this year, but the strength of the league presents quite the challenge. The Musketeers will face many tests as they move through their conference play. Villanova University is returning most of its team from last year, … Continue reading

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