Xavier dominant as season is underway

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Xavier men’s basketball season tipped off on Nov. 14 against the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Lumberjacks at Cintas Center. In front of thousands of eager Musketeer fans, Xavier trounced Lumberjacks 93-60. On a night when fans got their first look at the newly minted Xavier roster, the Musketeers put on a show, jumping ahead early and never looking back. Two new faces appeared in the starting lineup as freshman forward Trevon Bluiett and junior guard Remy Abell joined returning Muskies junior forward James Farr and seniors center Matt Stainbrook and guard Dee Davis on … Continue reading Xavier dominant as season is underway

Fans get glimpse of season to come

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball unofficially began play this past weekend in an exhibition that quickly turned into a 102-68 win over the Division-II Northwood Timberwolves. The grind-it-out process quickly brought the Musketeers to a 6-0 lead over the Timberwolves that would transform into a double-figure lead at 17-7. Each player that came onto the floor helped extend the lead and excite fans. Senior center Matt Stainbrook led the Musketeers with 16 points and tied junior forward James Farr with seven rebounds. Stainbrook’s points came from making five out of six shot attempts from the floor while … Continue reading Fans get glimpse of season to come