St. John’s dominates offensively and Xavier again struggles shooting the ball By Joe Clark, Sports page editor Xavier was flat out terrible defensively, and the Musketeers didn’t do enough on offense in the second half to make up for it. Junior big man Jack Nunge led the Musketeers with 22 points, while senior forward Julian Champagnie paced the Red Storm with 27 points. “Our defense stunk,” Xavier Head Coach Travis Steele said. “Stunk. From the very beginning of the game to the very end. That’s gotta change. And I’m gonna find five guys out there that can defend.” Xavier’s defensive … Continue reading Xavier suffers another bad home loss
Xavier was hampered by another slow start in loss at Seton Hall Wednesday By Joe Clark, Sports Page Editor Xavier hit the road on Wednesday night after a disappointing home loss to DePaul. However, the road didn’t do the Musketeers much better, as Xavier fell to the Seton Hall Pirates 73-71. At the under 12 media timeout, Seton Hall led 12-11, but from there they jumped out to a 22-13 lead in the next few minutes. It was another slow start for Xavier. The Musketeers were getting dominated inside, as they were outrebounded 17-11 in the game’s first 14 minutes. … Continue reading Musketeers lose two games in a row
The Musketeers led by as much as 15 points in the second half against Butler By Joe Clark, Sports Page Editor Despite their best efforts to give the game away, Xavier took care of business against Butler at Cintas Center on Wednesday with a 68-66 win. Junior forward Zach Freemantle led the Musketeers with 23 points in a dominant performance. The two teams were knotted up at 10-10 eight minutes into the game after a jumper by graduate guard Aaron Thompson. Xavier took a 15-10 lead after senior guard Adam Kunkel was fouled on a made jumper and knocked down … Continue reading Xavier struggles to close, wins by 2
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