Men’s Basketball

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Sumner turns pro, relishes opportunity

By: Steve Bartman ~Game Changer~ On March 28, Xavier redshirt sophomore guard Edmond Sumner made his decision to go pro – in computer engineering. He is accepting a specifically created position for him at IBM. “We’re all very excited to have Sumner come aboard,” CEO Ginni Rometty said. “We believe his ability to assist people … Continue reading

Stainbrook makes decision to drive down different lane

By: James Andrews ~Doctor~ After a basketball career that saw him go from walk-on to scholarship player, senior Tim Stainbrook is following in his brother’s footsteps to carry on the other family business. Stainbrook is joining the Uber team, looking to make a bit of money before graduation in May. While this may be a … Continue reading

Basketball retains pants, makes Elite 8

By: Gus Raftery ~Manna Man~ For the first time since 2011, Xavier basketball reached the coveted fourth round of the NCAA tournament, a finish that many are crediting to the team’s chemistry, strong defensive performances and exceptional ability to keep their pants on throughout the tournament. “We’re hurting right now, but I was really proud … Continue reading

Muskies defy expectations with Elite 8 run

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ From the moment the men’s basketball team was announced as the last entry into the 2017 NCAA Tournament, very few people offered it a chance. Three wins and an Elite 8 appearance later, critics across the nation are wondering what magic sparked the Musketeers’ deep tournament run. Xavier fell in … Continue reading

Xavier heads to San Jose hoping to continue March Madness run

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ Against improbable odds, the No. 11 Xavier Musketeers are advancing to the Sweet 16 after a win Saturday night against the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles. The Musketeers are heating up at the right time, and Saturday’s game continued the momentum they got after their win over the No. 6 … Continue reading

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