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Musketeers march on to Sweet 16

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ After a two-year hiatus, the Xavier men’s basketball team is back in the Sweet Sixteen. Wins against 11-seed Ole Miss and 14-seed Georgia State in Jacksonville, Fla., allow the Musketeers to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, where they will face an Arizona team led by a … Continue reading

Xavier dominant as postseason is underway

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball spent this past weekend in New York City for the Big East Tournament, falling to Villanova in the championship game. The world-famous Madison Square Garden combined with one of the nation’s most talent-filled conferences made for an action-packed four days that drew attention from basketball enthusiasts coast-to-coast. … Continue reading

Breaking down this season’s bracket

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ It’s that time of year again: March. The home stretch of the NBA and NHL seasons, the beginning of baseball, but most importantly, the beginning of March Madness. On March 15, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee determined the 68-team field and fans across the United States began filling out their … Continue reading

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

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