Men’s Basketball

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Xavier falls to Nova, Bluiett hurt

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ After stringing together four straight wins following the season- ending knee injury to redshirt sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner, the Xavier men’s basketball team fell to the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats on Saturday by a score of 73-57. The defeat at the hands of the defending national champions may not … Continue reading

Opinion: Relax, Xavier fans

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Last Thursday night, after commiserating for about an hour after the heart-wrenching performance that had just been witnessed, I found myself needing some sustenance and decided on Currito. As I opened the door, the first words I heard were “life goes on” from the legendary song “Jack and Diane” by … Continue reading

Sumner out with ACL tear

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ Xavier redshirt sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner tore his ACL against St. John’s Sunday, effectively ending his 2016-17 campaign. The Detroit product was the team’s leader in assists and second on the team in points and steals. As explosive as any guard in the country, Sumner found himself on highlight … Continue reading

Myles Davis leaves program after abbreviated return

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ It was a tumultuous offseason for senior guard Myles Davis, to say the least. About one week after the academic year commenced, Myles was suspended from the basketball team indefinitely. After missing 15 games, he was reinstated during the postgame press conference on Jan. 7. Since returning to the team, … Continue reading

Xavier inducts five into HOF

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ Xavier welcomed five newcomers to the Athletics Hall of Fame on Jan. 7. The inductees included Stanley Burrell, Amber Harris, Ta’Shia Phillips, Louis Witte and Andrew MacWilliams. Burrell was an ‘08 graduate of the men’s basketball team. He was known mainly for his adept defensive skills, despite averaging nearly thirteen … Continue reading

Musketeers drop third straight

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ The men’s basketball team fell to the Creighton Bluejays Monday afternoon, marking the third straight loss for the Musketeers. This losing streak is the longest the team has endured since the 2013-14 campaign. The first loss came at the hands of the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats, who throttled the … Continue reading

Myles Davis rejoins program

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Saturday, Coach Mack answered questions for about 10 minutes in his postgame press conference. He was giving thorough answers reflecting on the day’s game and where the team stands as a whole when he completely shifted gears. After answering the final question, he reached across the table, grabbed a piece … Continue reading

Men’s basketball suffers first loss

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ There is usually an underlying theme that runs through Xavier’s big losses, and there is generally an overwhelming frustration that the game was lost through one particular statistic or at one specific point. Last year against Creighton, it was an atrocious shooting performance. Against Villanova, Edmond Sumner was crushed on … Continue reading

Opinion: the Big East is the best conference in men’s basketball

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The worn out saying, “This isn’t your father’s Big East,” is substantially losing traction as the reformed conference continues to take shape. It is an easy cop-out for many to simply crown the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) the best in the land without considering many of the other stellar conferences. … Continue reading

Offense propels men’s basketball to 2-0 start

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ The men’s basketball team has opened up the season with a 2-0 start, but only one win left fans with something to cheer about. The Musketeers topped Lehigh in the season opener 84- 81 and dismantled Buffalo in game two by a score of 86-53. The Lehigh game was met … Continue reading

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