Men’s Basketball

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Rivalry Week

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Men roll past Cincinnati and Butler, fall to St. John’s Xavier men’s basketball went into the Crosstown Shootout on Feb. 18 looking to spoil the Cincinnati Bearcats on their home court. After narrowly escaping with a victory at Cincinnati, the Musketeers upset No. 19 Butler at home before losing by … Continue reading

Opinion: NBA All-Star weekend

Stephen Curry, Zach LaVine shine in skills competitions By: Austin Gill ~Copy Editor~ For those reluctant to watch the NBA’s annual All-Star game and its characteristic lack of defense, 2015 offered much of the same. Sunday’s game featured some wild shots and acrobatic finishes, but the low-effort spectacle was, as usual, absurd. The West outlasted … Continue reading

Crosstown Shootout

Previewing the city’s biggest rivalry By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Feb. 18 marks another chapter in one of the greatest rivalries in all of college basketball as Xavier men’s basketball takes on its crosstown rival, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Bearcats. The matchup between Cincinnati’s two premier college basketball programs dates back to the 1928 … Continue reading

Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry

Staff writer Brent Raines discusses the city’s most heated rivalry and what makes it better to be a Musketeer By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ There are precisely two times over the course of a year when being a Musketeer student especially beats being a Bearcat: when recent graduates are entering the work force in May … Continue reading

Opinion: NBA All-Star weekend

By: Austin Gill ~Copy Editor~ The 2015 NBA All-Star weekend is fast approaching, and it appears this year’s can’t-miss event is the Footlocker 3-Point Contest. The impressive eight-player field includes the NBA’s top five players in three-point makes this season. Wesley Matthews (Portland) leads the way with the most 3-point field goals made thus far … Continue reading

Men’s basketball falls at home, bounces ba

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team continued its up-and-down play in conference season, winning two out of three games in seven days. The Musketeers (16-9, 7-6) lost in overtime to last-place Creighton at home before beating Providence at Cintas Center and Marquette on the road in Milwaukee. The game against Creighton … Continue reading

Men capture first conference road win

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball could not sustain its brief road success as the Musketeers fell to the Seton Hall Pirates 90-82 in a high-scoring, foul-plagued affair on Jan. 31 in South Orange, N.J. The loss knocked the Muskies to 14-8 overall and 5-5 in conference play, leaving them tied with DePaul … Continue reading

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

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