Big East Media Day recap

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ The Big East Media Day was held on Oct. 14 at Madison Square Garden for the second year in a row. The event kicked off with the opening introduction from commissioner Val Ackerman. “I can report to you that the conference is strong and stable and fully committed to nothing short of a national title in basketball,” Ackerman said. Out of the Big East teams, Villanova has again been picked as the favorite to win the conference and will start the season ranked in the top 25. Last year the Musketeers were runners-up to Villanova … Continue reading Big East Media Day recap

Xavier takes down No. 11 rival Dayton Flyers in NIT final

By: Adam Tortelli March 22, 1958, ignited Xavier’s long list of men’s basketball accomplishments with a 78-74 victory over nemesis and No. 11 ranked Dayton in the National Invitational Tournament’s (NIT) championship game — many still argue Xavier had no business playing in the tournament. The 1957-58 season went downhill after a 10-1 beginning due to the academic ineligibility of Cornelius “Corny” Freeman (top rebounder and scorer for the Musketeers) in the second semester. Despite losing seven of their last eight games played and being asked by NIT officials to give up their bid, Xavier and rookie head coach Jim … Continue reading Xavier takes down No. 11 rival Dayton Flyers in NIT final