Xavier suffers crushing loss against Providence

Jared Bynum hits a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to beat the Musketeers in Cintas By Joe Clark, Sports Editor After losing at Marquette on Sunday, the No. 21 Xavier Musketeers were unable to bounce back, losing a soul crusher to the No. 17 Providence Friars 65-62. Redshirt junior Jared Bynum (16 points) hit a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Friars. Graduate student Al Durham led the Friars with 22 points. Xavier was led by 16 points from senior guard Paul Scruggs and 15 points and nine rebounds from junior forward Jack Nunge. It was yet another … Continue reading Xavier suffers crushing loss against Providence

Creighton fall to Xavier after back-and-forth game

By Joe Clark, Sports Editor It wasn’t always pretty, but it was gritty. No. 17 Xavier rode a solid defensive effort to a 80-73 win over Creighton at the Cintas Center on Saturday afternoon, overcoming a five-point halftime deficit. Xavier initially looked like hungry and eager to forget Wednesday’s loss to Villanova. After junior forward Jerome Hunter’s dunk was blocked, sophomore guard Colby Jones got a steal in the backcourt and found Hunter, who was fouled and knocked down two free throws. A three-pointer by senior Nate Johnson followed, and after that Jones finished in the paint to give Xavier … Continue reading Creighton fall to Xavier after back-and-forth game