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 Musketeers and Lady Tigers, and Xavier went down four at one point during the second quarter. However, a 10-second backcourt violation against the Tigers changed the momentum, as Xavier went into the half with a three point lead at 33-30. The third quarter saw the … Continue reading Musketeers take care of Lady Tigers

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 bench will challenge Xavier in the beginning of the season and there are issues on the defensive side of the ball with no elite defenders. However, this team should be an offensive force and score in bunches. If Xavier is not playing in the second … Continue reading Staff predictions: Xavier men’s basketball

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. Through it all, he kept pushing until he was awarded a spot on an NBA team. Drafted in 2014, Christon was selected by the Miami Heat as the No. 55 pick. Shortly after the selection, his draft rights were traded to the Charlotte Hornets, and … Continue reading Former Xavier standout cracks Thunder’s roster