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Notes: Former basketball players thrive

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Just weeks after their seasons officially ended, former Xavier basketball players continue to make strides off the court in their post-collegiate careers. Former standout from the women’s team Ashley Wanniger was named the head women’s basketball coach for her alma mater, Colerain High School, where she graduated from in 2010. … Continue reading

Madness excites

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of gloomy April weather, we remember the madness that dominated our lives forthe past month. From 3-14 upsets to buzzerbeaters and broken brackets to bragging in the face of your friend, not to mention the infamous “I’m taking notes on my laptop today, I swear,” when everyone … Continue reading

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

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