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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

New faces arrive to both programs

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As the 2016-2017 Xavier basketball season gets underway, there are plenty of fresh, new faces on both the men’s and women’s sides looking to make a quick impact for their respective teams. Fans will see four new players on the floor for the women’s basketball team, adding depth to both … Continue reading

Staff predictions: Xavier men’s basketball

By: Newswire Staff Luke Feliciano: Xavier uses last year’s heartbreaking loss to Wisconsin as a motivator for this year and a mix of NBA caliber players, seasoned veterans and talented newcomers will collectively help them make a run at the Big East title and then deep into the March Madness tournament. Josh Bozzick: A thin … Continue reading

Former Xavier standout cracks Thunder’s roster

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ Former Xavier shooting guard Semaj Christon, who played two seasons for the Musketeers, made the Oklahoma City Thunder’s opening day roster last week. Christon’s road to the NBA was comparable to climbing a mountain: there were a lot of ups and downs, and there were many divots on the way. … Continue reading

The road less traveled isn’t always a bad thing Paul Fritschner sat down with Cullen Barr to discuss his journey

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ A mascot is one of, if not the most, recognizable cornerstones of any sports organization. However, just like walk-ons on a college basketball team, those that hold the position, those veiled by the mask, are often unknown. Their work shines, yet they rarely, if ever, receive the credit they deserve … Continue reading

2016-2017 Basketball Preview

Edited by: Lydia Reagan ~Features Editor~  

Xavier looks to avenge disappointing finish

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s men’s basketball returns to action for an exhibition game against Ferris State on Nov. 5 after falling to Wisconsin at the buzzer in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Championship. The Musketeers have moved past the disappointing end to the 2016 season and are prepared to take on … Continue reading

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