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Tough season for women’s basketball comes to an end

By: Kyle Isaacs ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team began its season with a splash, though the breaking news story was not ideal for the Musketeers. Less than one month prior to the start of the 2013-14 campaign, head coach Amy Waugh resigned from her position, forcing then-assistant coach Brian Neal to assume head … Continue reading

Xavier women’s basketball season closes

By: Lauren J. Young ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team finished its season with a loss in the first round of the Big East tournament to No. 8 Georgetown. The ninth-seeded Muskies lost on March 8 56-37 to the Hoyas at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago. The Muskies’ overall record for the season was 8-23 … Continue reading

Struggles continue for women’s basketball

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ With only three games remaining in the season, Xavier women’s basketball suffered a tough, nail-biting defeat by the Providence Friars. The game gave fans in Rhode Island a show worth every penny as the Musketeers went back and forth until the Friars pulled out a 61-59 victory. Head coach Brian … Continue reading

Women’s basketball falls in Big East tests

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Marquette, 75-54, during Saturday’s Big East matchup. Freshman guard Kayla Davis scored a career-high 14 points. With the loss, the Musketeers moved to 8-17 overall and 3-10 in the Big East, while the Marquette Golden Eagles remained dominant, going to 17-7 overall and … Continue reading

Women’s basketball suffers loss to GU

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Georgetown, 66-58, in Saturday’s matinee at Cintas Center. The Musketeers are now 8-16 overall and 3-9 in Big East play. The Georgetown Hoyas now improve to 8-16 overall and 2-10 in conference play. The Musketeers are ranked fourth in three-point field goals per … Continue reading

Home win and loss for XU women’s basketball team

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team defeated Big East opponent Providence 75-52 Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center. Senior guards Ashley Wanniger and Shatyra Hawkes led the way and combined for 31 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. With the victory over the Friars, the Musketeers improved to 8-10 overall and … Continue reading

In case you missed it: a recap of XU sports over Winter Break

By: Tim Wilmes While most of us went back home or visited family over Winter Break, Xavier’s men’s and women’s basketball players were competing against tough opponents and opening up their Big East conference schedules. If you couldn’t watch the games due to traveling or lack of network access, or if you decided to watch … Continue reading

Women’s basketball stays strong

By: Adam Tortelli Saturday night basketball in Cintas Center brought in more positive results for Xavier University as the women’s basketball team handled the Govs of Austin Peay. After a slow first half, head coach Brian Neal’s squad took control of the game as it fought its way to a 72-59 victory. The team’s hot … Continue reading

Women’s basketball sees mixed results in holiday tourney

By: Nikhil Jelaji The Xavier women’s basketball team went 1-2 in the 2013 Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands over break, losing 81-54 to No. 2 Duke while recording an impressive win against the University of Kansas 64-59. In the final game of the tournament, the women’s basketball team lost to Central … Continue reading

Women’s basketball strong in big wins

By: Danny O’Malley The Xavier women’s basketball team had an impressive week, playing at University of Michigan and then hosting Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The team won a hard-fought victory in overtime against Michigan 79-75 and also won against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Cintas Center 69-39. The team’s record now stands at 2-1 under new head coach Brian … Continue reading

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