Women’s Basketball

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WBB breaks losing streak

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ After suffering seven consecutive losses, most recently to Villanova, Seton Hall and St. John’s, the Xavier women’s basketball team picked up a win against Butler on Saturday, bringing its record to 11-12 overall and 3-9 in conference play. The Musketeers dropped a lopsided contest to Villanova on Jan. 22, losing … Continue reading

WBB looking for Big East mojo

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The women’s basketball team has dropped their last three games, with losses to DePaul, Georgetown and Villanova. Although Xavier was only down one at the end of the first quarter, 21-20, DePaul took control in the second quarter to take a 48-30 lead into halftime. In the second half, Xavier … 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

Women’s basketball races out to 6-0 start

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team remains undefeated after a close 61-58 victory over the Michigan Wolverines on Dec. 5. The Musketeers moved to 6-0 while the Wolverines dropped to 7-2. It was one of the closer games of the season, with eight ties and nine lead changes between the two … Continue reading

Musketeers take care of Lady Tigers

By: Josh Bozzick ~Staff Writer~ Xavier won its season opener against Tennessee State on Saturday, beating the Lady Tigers 63-54. The victory extended the Musketeers’ streak of seasonopening wins to 17, which dates back to the first season at the Cintas Center. The first quarter of the game ended in a 16-16 tie between the … Continue reading

2016-2017 Basketball Preview

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Musketeers eye someone to fill big shoes

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ Women’s basketball lost one of the top players in program history, Bri Glover, to graduation last offseason. The departure of Glover has left a huge hole, as she was the leading scorer and one of the top rebounders on the team last year. Glover had the second highest free throw … Continue reading

Neal building strong track record at Xavier

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ As Brian Neal heads into his fourth season as head coach and sixth season overall with Xavier women’s basketball, he’s leading the process of building the women’s basketball team into a successful program. During his tenure as the Musketeers’ head coach, Neal has turned Xavier back into a winning team. … Continue reading

Creighton, DePaul lead way in top-heavy Big East

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team looks to continue improving, building on the success it had last year when it went 17-13 overall and 8-10 in conference. After a promising start to the season, the Musketeers struggled with injuries and eventually ended their season on a seven-game skid. “We did a … Continue reading

Musketeer Madness excites crowd

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Musketeer Madness took place last Saturday, offering fans of both the men’s and women’s teams a chance to check out the rosters. As summer turns to fall and the first semester gets into full swing, this weekend’s festivities officially make it “basketball season” on campus and around the city. … Continue reading