Upsets abound during March

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ With one weekend down, this year’s tournament is meeting all expectations of March Madness. From buzzer-beaters to bracket-shattering upsets, fans have been on the edge of their seats whether in the arena or on the couch at home. For the first time since 2012, all No. 1 seeds have advanced to the Sweet 16. In the first round, a slew of buzzer-beaters broke hearts all over the country. Northern Iowa’s Paul Jespersen put in a half-court shot at the horn to prevail over Texas. UC barely lost to St. Joseph’s after Octavius Ellis elected to … Continue reading Upsets abound during March

The struggle is real as Xavier falls

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Game summary: Xavier men’s basketball continued its historic season this past week with hard-fought victories over the St. John’s Red Storm and the Golden Eagles of Marquette University before dropping an ugly game to the Creighton Bluejays. Xavier entered its Feb. 3 matchup with St. John’s (7-18, 0-12 Big East) favored by 23.5 points, but faced much stiffer competition than expected in a 90-83 win. Redshirt junior guard Myles Davis led the Musketeers with 16 points, while sophomore guard Trevon Bluiett, redshirt freshman guard Edmond Sumner, sophomore guard J.P. Macura and senior forward James Farr … Continue reading The struggle is real as Xavier falls

Blatt goes splat: Cavaliers fire coach

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In unprecedented fashion, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt this past weekend despite a dominant 30-11 start that has positioned the team atop the Eastern Conference for the majority of this season. This move marks the first time since the NBA/ABA merger back in 1970 that a head coach was fired while his team was first in its respective conference. The firing not only promoted associate head coach Tyronn Lue, but also gave Lue a brand new three-year, multi-million dollar contract. The typical steps surrounding firing a head coach call for an interim … Continue reading Blatt goes splat: Cavaliers fire coach