Musketeers head to Orlando for NCAA Tournament after tough defeat in NYC

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ After falling a game short of the championship in the Big East Tournament in New York City last week, the men’s basketball team is gearing up for its 15th NCAA Tournament appearance since 2000. The Musketeers will travel to Orlando for tomorrow’s game against the Maryland Terrapins of the Big Ten. Xavier opened the Big East Tournament with a win against the last-place DePaul Blue Demons, whom Xavier had already topped twice during the regular season. Though staring at a one-point deficit heading into halftime, junior Trevon Bluiett was able to turn it on in … Continue reading Musketeers head to Orlando for NCAA Tournament after tough defeat in NYC

Xavier looks to avenge disappointing finish

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s men’s basketball returns to action for an exhibition game against Ferris State on Nov. 5 after falling to Wisconsin at the buzzer in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Championship. The Musketeers have moved past the disappointing end to the 2016 season and are prepared to take on the new season. This year the Musketeers were picked No. 7 in the opening AP Poll, a school record. The Musketeers also have a good schedule featuring Cincinnati, Creighton and Villanova, three teams on the USA Today Top 25 preseason coaches’ poll. Xavier’s schedule offers … Continue reading Xavier looks to avenge disappointing finish

Upsets abound during March

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ With one weekend down, this year’s tournament is meeting all expectations of March Madness. From buzzer-beaters to bracket-shattering upsets, fans have been on the edge of their seats whether in the arena or on the couch at home. For the first time since 2012, all No. 1 seeds have advanced to the Sweet 16. In the first round, a slew of buzzer-beaters broke hearts all over the country. Northern Iowa’s Paul Jespersen put in a half-court shot at the horn to prevail over Texas. UC barely lost to St. Joseph’s after Octavius Ellis elected to … Continue reading Upsets abound during March