Men’s Basketball

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Insiders look: Men’s basketball team takes a trip to Brazil

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer in early August to compete in four exhibition games against local Brazilian clubs, take a part in a three-credit hour course and enjoy some sightseeing around the country. The team finished a perfect 4-0 on the trip, … Continue reading

Sports Staff Writers’ Favorites from 2013-14

Staff Writer Favorite Basketball Game Favorite Moment in Sports Favorite Student Athlete Favorite Sport to Cover Favorite Article Written Favorite Game Time Snack Robert Jaimeson  Georgetown Basketball Senior Night  Justin Martin (Basketball)   Volleyball  Interview with Mike Johnson  Carmel Sodas Nikhil Jelaji  Creighton Peton Manning Performances   James Farr (Basketball)  Soccer  Student section feature  Basketball Games Adam … Continue reading

XU basketball bids farewell to Christon & Richards

By: Lauren J. Young~Staff Writer~   Xavier University sophomore guard Semaj Christon announced last week that he will enter the 2014 NBA draft rather than com­plete his collegiate career at XU. The Cincinnati native, who finished high school at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., has played two seasons for the Musketeers. Throughout his freshman sea­son, … Continue reading

Sports opinion: Summing up men’s basketball

By: Tim Wilmes ~Sports Editor~ Last Tuesday’s loss at Dayton was a peculiar way to end the season for the Xavier Musketeers. The disappointing 74-59 loss to NC State in a First Four play-in game was hardly the way XU seniors would have hoped to end a stellar four-year career of Xavier basketball. Losing on … Continue reading

March Madness for Dummies

By: Andrew Koch ~Campus News Editor~ March Madness is upon us. Following Selection Sunday, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as the “Big Dance,” begins, igniting one of the most raucous and popular sporting events of the year. Fans across the country are caught up in the fever of postseason collegiate basketball, but not … Continue reading

Sports opinion: XU fighting an uphill battle: Men’s basketball Big East Tournament prediction

By: Tim Wilmes ~Sports Editor~ After a late-season surge of quality wins, the Xavier Musketeers find themselves in a postseason fight for a chance at the Big Dance — the NCAA Tournament — after a disappointing loss at Seton Hall and a hard-fought loss at home to No. 6 Villanova. And with junior center and … Continue reading

Men’s basketball keeps tourney hopes alive

By: Lauren J. Young ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team garnered an impressive home win over the DePaul Blue Demons with a final score of 83-64 last Wednesday at Cintas Center. The win improved the Musketeers’ record to 18-8 overall (8-5 in the Big East), putting them in third place in the Big East. … Continue reading

Road struggles continue for men’s basketball

By: Tim Wilmes ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier men’s basketball team faltered after a promising two-game win streak, losing to the Marquette Golden Eagles 81-72 last Saturday in Milwaukee. The loss puts the Musketeers’ record at 17-8 (7-5 Big East), leaving the team in a tie for third place in the Big East. Turnover differential and … Continue reading

Sports Opinion: Hope still remains for Cavaliers

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Entering November 2013, the Cleveland Cavaliers had one job — finish the season around .500, good enough to be in playoff contention. Fortunately, the playoff contention is still intact due to a poor Eastern Conference outside of Indiana and Miami. The Cavs ride a four-game winning streak into Tuesday’s matchup … Continue reading

Men’s basketball finds form in gritty victories

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Less than a week removed from the tough 10-day stretch without a win, the Xavier men’s basketball team got back on track with a 59-53 win over Providence in Saturday’s matinee at Cintas Center. With the victory, Xavier evened its season series with the Friars following an 81-72 Musketeer loss … Continue reading


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