Women’s Basketball

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Season ends after strong push in tournament play

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Head coach Brian Neal’s winning second season with the Musketeers came to a close this past weekend as the Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Siena College in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) quarterfinals. Xavier’s postseason run capped off a much-improved season for the Musketeers and Neal from a year … Continue reading

Women’s team reaches postseason

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team earned a trip to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI), after second-seed DePaul knocked them out of the Big East Tournament. The Musketeers enter the WBI tournament with a 17-14 record(9-9 Big East) in head coach Brian Neal’s second season. They were the seventh-seed in the … Continue reading

Musketeers continue road struggles

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s basketball dropped its only game of the week at Butler as the Bulldogs became the third Big East team to sweep the Musketeers this season. The 71-53 defeat was another rough game for the Musketeers (15-12 overall, 7-9 Big East) who have failed to score more than 63 … Continue reading

Women’s team splits two on the road

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team had a full schedule when traveling along the east coast this past weekend. The Musketeers returned to Cincinnati this weekend after splitting two games against conference opponents, beating Georgetown and losing to Villanova. On Feb. 13, the team took down the struggling Georgetown Hoyas in … Continue reading

Women split two home games

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Following a vital 11-point road win over the Providence Friars, the Xavier women’s basketball team headed into the first weekend of February prepared to challenge two Big East opponents on home turf. Xavier celebrated a win against Marquette but suffered a hard loss against DePaul. The Musketeers first faced off … Continue reading

Women’s team picks up key road win

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Coming off tough home losses to Villanova and Butler, the Xavier women’s basketball team headed to Creighton to try to gain some ground back in the Big East standings. The game featured each team jockeying for the lead, gaining ground and relinquishing it just as quickly. The Bluejays combined clutch … Continue reading

The fight to keep winning continues

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Butler Bulldogs handed the Xavier women’s basketball team its second straight loss at home and the team’s third home loss this season. The game was tightly contested throughout but resulted in a tough 58-54 loss for the Musketeers. On Jan. 25 the Bulldogs headed to Cintas Center for an … Continue reading

Women’s team stays even in conference

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s women’s basketball team split a pair of home games against Big East rivals this past weekend to put its record at 12-7, 4-4 in conference play and now looks ahead to “The Cure Starts Now” match against Butler. On Jan. 16 the Musketeers beat Georgetown 63-55 in Cintas Center to extend their home win streak to seven. … Continue reading

Women fight to stay over .500

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ During the holliday break, the Xavier women’s basketball team began Big East play and squared off against some tough opponents ultimately earning the team a 3-3 record in conference play. The Musketeers started off red hot, winning their first three conference games; one on the road at Marquette and two … Continue reading

Women’s basketball falls short

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ After an exciting home overtime win over Robert Morris on Nov. 30, the women’s basketball team fell short of the same success in two road games against St. John’s University and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). On Dec. 3, Xavier traveled to New York for its Big East opener against … Continue reading

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