By Joe Clark, Sports Editor It certainly wasn’t a pretty , but Xavier kicked off their season with a 63-60 win over Niagara on Tuesday night at Cintas Center. Xavier got out to a 13-5 lead on the strength of four three-pointers, but a 6-0 Niagara run cut that lead to 13-11 with 10:53 left in the first half. A three by junior big man Jack Nunge put the Musketeers up 16-11, and then senior guard Paul Scruggs made Xavier’s first two-point field goal on a fast break layup. Xavier extended their run to 10-0 on a driving layup by … Continue reading Scruggs leads Xavier to win in opener
By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As the new Xavier basketball season begins, Musketeer fans are looking forward to a year filled with great victories, intense rivalries and so much more. However, during the offseason, Cintas Center staff was hard at work making some significant changes to the arena for the upcoming season. These are aimed at enhancing the overall fan experience. The most notable of these changes is clearly the resurfacing of the court, complete with the Cincinnati skyline below the arena’s signature “X.” Over the summer, the Xavier athletic department was accepting fan submissions for a new court design … Continue reading Changes come to Cintas, athletics as new season approaches
Our sports writers were asked to give their input on what it will take to have a succesful year. As we approach the beginning of the season, there are many questions that are yet un-answered. The Musketeers are poised to have a great year but must execute perfection to succeed. Staff writers share what they believe must be done to give Xavier fans a lot to cheer for this season. Ryan O’Toole: Take care of the basketball and be efficient. Sloppy, inefficient play costs Xavier a lot of losses that should not have happened last season. Hit 3-pointers and make … Continue reading What will it take to have yet another successful season?
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