Men’s basketball celebrates success

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier basketball reached new heights this season. It also experienced an excruciating low. The 2015-16 team fell short of postseason expectations, but it was one hell of a ride. After reaching the Sweet 16 last season with an unheralded squad, Xavier entered this year with aspirations of a deep tournament run. The Musketeers, who started the season unranked, quickly surpassed preseason expectations in the AdvoCare Invitational. Xavier dismantled rival Dayton in the tournament championship 90-61 to set the stage for a perfect nonconference finish. Freshman point guard Edmond Sumner showed flashes of stardom by leading Xavier … Continue reading Men’s basketball celebrates success

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