Following Travis Steele’s departure, Coach Miller will lead the Musketeers By Joe Clark, Sports Editor Xavier has agreed to a six-year contract to hire former Musketeer and Arizona coach Sean Miller. Miller comes to Xavier after 12 years and 411 wins at Arizona. That was preceded by five years as head coach at Xavier, where he won 120 games. Miller started his tenure at Xavier in 2001, where he served as an assistant coach under Thad Matta. “Xavier is thrilled to welcome Sean Miller and his family back to Victory Parkway,” Director of Athletics Greg Christopher said. “Sean is an … Continue reading Sean Miller returns to Xavier as head coach
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
Musketeers defeat No. 13 Bluejays to bolster their NCAA Tournament resume Written BY: Joe Clark, Sports News Editor With their NCAA Tournament hopes hanging in the balance, Xavier men’s basketball played one of their most complete games of the season to knock off No. 13 Creighton 77-69 on Saturday evening. The Musketeers looked a little bit different when they took the court at Cintas Center for senior night, as Xavier debuted new royal blue and gold throwback uniforms. Paul Scruggs, Nate Johnson, Bryan Griffin and Jason Carter were all honored before the game as part of the senior night festivities, … Continue reading Xavier gets much-needed win over Creighton
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