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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

Pair of transfers set to make impact

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Musketeers have high expectations for the redshirt seniors forward RaShid Gaston and guard Malcolm Bernard. Both players will be valuable additions to the men’s team after transferring to Xavier, with Gaston arriving last season from Norfolk State and sitting out a year and Bernard arriving this season after graduating … Continue reading

Mack moves into upper echelon of coaches

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Five years ago, a headline such as this was most likely only a dream for Xavier fans, but as the 2016-2017 season approaches, it gets closer to becoming a reality. Chris Mack, entering his seventh season as the Sedler Family Men’s Head Basketball Coach, is becoming one of college basketball’s … Continue reading

Opinion: Move to Big East has been monumental

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ A successful coach gets the most out of his or her players, and highly ranked players have many more items in the cupboard that can be of use. If a program lands more highly touted recruits with other variables remaining constant, then the end result should be more wins and … Continue reading

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