Women’s basketball strong in big wins

By: Danny O’Malley The Xavier women’s basketball team had an impressive week, playing at University of Michigan and then hosting Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The team won a hard-fought victory in overtime against Michigan 79-75 and also won against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Cintas Center 69-39. The team’s record now stands at 2-1 under new head coach Brian Neal. In the Michigan game, senior guard Shatyra Hawkes put up a career high 27 points and also added five assists, six rebounds and a steal to her stat line. Coming up behind her in points was senior guard Ashley Wanninger who recorded 21 points, … Continue reading Women’s basketball strong in big wins

Battle 4 Atlantis preview: tournament keys and notes

By: Adam Tortelli The Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, although probably not as deep with top-25 nationally ranked schools as last year, will once again feature premier talent from the men’s college basketball circuit. National champions from each of the past two seasons competed in this very tournament (Connecticut 2011-12 and Louisville 2012-13) that will be held Thanksgiving weekend. Joining Xavier in the Bahamas will be the perennial powerhouse of Kansas and a few annual dark horse teams including Villanova, Tennessee and Iowa. Also competing will be a trio of squads looking to make names for themselves: the University of El … Continue reading Battle 4 Atlantis preview: tournament keys and notes