Redshirts ready to step up

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ When Cintas Center opens its doors for college basketball in a few weeks, some familiar faces will be looking to make their first contributions to the Musketeers. Edmond Sumner and Makinde London both sat out last year, but they will be able to add to Xavier’s depth and contribute immediately. Sumner and London were both part of the 2014 recruiting class, which was the deepest and most talented class signed by head coach Chris Mack in his tenure. Sumner was sidelined with tendinitis in his knees after playing only one game, and London was redshirted. … Continue reading Redshirts ready to step up

Crosstown Shootout

Previewing the city’s biggest rivalry By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Feb. 18 marks another chapter in one of the greatest rivalries in all of college basketball as Xavier men’s basketball takes on its crosstown rival, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Bearcats. The matchup between Cincinnati’s two premier college basketball programs dates back to the 1928 season when UC came to play at St. Xavier College’s state-of-the-art Schmidt Fieldhouse. After taking a hiatus for roughly 15 years, the two schools began an annual meeting in which Cincinnati would dominate for the next half of a century. However, Xavier has responded justly, … Continue reading Crosstown Shootout

Men capture first conference road win

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball could not sustain its brief road success as the Musketeers fell to the Seton Hall Pirates 90-82 in a high-scoring, foul-plagued affair on Jan. 31 in South Orange, N.J. The loss knocked the Muskies to 14-8 overall and 5-5 in conference play, leaving them tied with DePaul for sixth in the standings. Just four days after picking up its first conference road win and a season sweep of 25th-ranked Georgetown, Xavier entered the Prudential Center with a chance to do the same against the reeling Pirates (15-6, 5-4) who have lost three … Continue reading Men capture first conference road win