By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Game Story: In a conference that allows little room for error, the Xavier Musketeers (19-2, 7-2 Big East) were able to secure a tougher than expected 86-65 victory at DePaul (7-14, 1-8 BE) after a sluggish start. It looked as if DePaul was ready to upset Xavier for the second straight season at Allstate Center after jumping out to an early 9-0 lead over the Musketeers. Head coach Chris Mack had to turn to his bench early, which contributed 42-points while DePaul’s reserves only notched 12. J.P. Macura scored 10 of his 12 points in … Continue reading Xavier demolishes DePaul
By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Game Summary: The Musketeers had a nice break in between their massive win over Dayton and their tilt on Saturday against Western Kentucky. The team jumped to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll and was looking to avoid a post-success meltdown at the hands of the Hilltoppers. In addition, a good portion of the team contracted a virus, so there was a question as to how ready the team would be for the game. If you are looking for the opposite of a basketball meltdown, look no further than Saturday’s demolition of the over-matched … Continue reading Xavier rolls WKU and Wright State
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
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