Butler beatdown: Xavier wins big

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ After a tough weekday loss to an unranked Creighton squad, the Musketeers went in search of redemption at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday where Xavier defeated the Butler Bulldogs 74-57. The Musketeers improved to 22-3 overall and 10-3 against Big East opponents. The Musketeers started the Creighton game on Feb. 9 going only 2-of-15 from the floor. Xavier looked for a stronger start in the game against Butler. The Musketeers were able to hit four of the initial five shots, two of which were three pointers. The Bulldogs answered with a pair of offensive rebounds that earned … Continue reading Butler beatdown: Xavier wins big

The struggle is real as Xavier falls

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Game summary: Xavier men’s basketball continued its historic season this past week with hard-fought victories over the St. John’s Red Storm and the Golden Eagles of Marquette University before dropping an ugly game to the Creighton Bluejays. Xavier entered its Feb. 3 matchup with St. John’s (7-18, 0-12 Big East) favored by 23.5 points, but faced much stiffer competition than expected in a 90-83 win. Redshirt junior guard Myles Davis led the Musketeers with 16 points, while sophomore guard Trevon Bluiett, redshirt freshman guard Edmond Sumner, sophomore guard J.P. Macura and senior forward James Farr … Continue reading The struggle is real as Xavier falls

No. 7 Xavier rolls through New Year

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Games Summary: Xavier was in action five times during winter break, as it concluded its non-conference slate and segued into Big East play. Xavier took on a struggling Auburn Tigers team on Dec. 19 and looked to avenge a double overtime defeat from last season. Xavier got off to a strong start and used the second half to secure a sound 85-61 victory. Jalen Reynolds was the leading scorer for the Musketeers with 18 points. Just three days later, Xavier traveled to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a tilt with Wake Forest. The first half was a … Continue reading No. 7 Xavier rolls through New Year