Musketeers march on to Sweet 16

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ After a two-year hiatus, the Xavier men’s basketball team is back in the Sweet Sixteen. Wins against 11-seed Ole Miss and 14-seed Georgia State in Jacksonville, Fla., allow the Musketeers to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, where they will face an Arizona team led by a familiar face — former Xavier coach Sean Miller. Xavier rushed past Ole Miss in the round of 64 with a 76-57 win, just 44 hours after the Rebels had to come back from a 17 point deficit against BYU in one of the Tournament’s First … Continue reading Musketeers march on to Sweet 16

Season ends after strong push in tournament play

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Head coach Brian Neal’s winning second season with the Musketeers came to a close this past weekend as the Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Siena College in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) quarterfinals. Xavier’s postseason run capped off a much-improved season for the Musketeers and Neal from a year ago. The team moved toward the goal of rebuilding the program by producing nine more wins than a year ago, tying Xavier for 11th on a list of best win improvement in the nation. XU entered the 16-team tournament on March 18 as a two-seed … Continue reading Season ends after strong push in tournament play

Xavier dominant as postseason is underway

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball spent this past weekend in New York City for the Big East Tournament, falling to Villanova in the championship game. The world-famous Madison Square Garden combined with one of the nation’s most talent-filled conferences made for an action-packed four days that drew attention from basketball enthusiasts coast-to-coast. After running through the conference during regular season play, top-seeded Villanova continued its dominance on its way to a tournament championship. In previous games in the Big Apple, the Wildcats throttled eight-seed Marquette in a Thursday matinee game before relying on a questionable foul call … Continue reading Xavier dominant as postseason is underway