By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ After a couple of dramatic heaves from Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig resulted in an early and disappointing end to Xavier’s season, a flurry of activity has changed the look of next season’s Musketeers. Here is some Xavier basketball news that you need to know as summer approaches: Changing of the guard, but mostly forwards: In addition to the departures of graduating seniors Remy Abell and James Farr, a trio of Musketeers are leaving earlier than expected. Redshirt junior forward Jalen Reynolds is planning to graduate in May and declare for the 2016 NBA Draft. Both Reynolds and … Continue reading Basketball notes: Players moving on
By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Game Story: In a conference that allows little room for error, the Xavier Musketeers (19-2, 7-2 Big East) were able to secure a tougher than expected 86-65 victory at DePaul (7-14, 1-8 BE) after a sluggish start. It looked as if DePaul was ready to upset Xavier for the second straight season at Allstate Center after jumping out to an early 9-0 lead over the Musketeers. Head coach Chris Mack had to turn to his bench early, which contributed 42-points while DePaul’s reserves only notched 12. J.P. Macura scored 10 of his 12 points in … Continue reading Xavier demolishes DePaul
By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ When Cintas Center opens its doors for college basketball in a few weeks, some familiar faces will be looking to make their first contributions to the Musketeers. Edmond Sumner and Makinde London both sat out last year, but they will be able to add to Xavier’s depth and contribute immediately. Sumner and London were both part of the 2014 recruiting class, which was the deepest and most talented class signed by head coach Chris Mack in his tenure. Sumner was sidelined with tendinitis in his knees after playing only one game, and London was redshirted. … Continue reading Redshirts ready to step up
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