Men’s team knocks down DePaul, Georgetown

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Xavier men’s basketball team continued its home dominance defeating the DePaul Blue Demons Jan. 24 at Cintas Center. After scoring the first basket of the game on an assist from senior center Matt Stainbrook to senior guard Dee Davis, the Musketeer defense struggled to stop the surging Blue Demons. Xavier allowed DePaul to shoot 19-30 from the field and 11-19 from 3-point range while struggling in the opening minutes to score. Physical play was present from the beginning with freshman guard J.P. Macura getting tangled up in a push fight, resulting in a technical for … Continue reading Men’s team knocks down DePaul, Georgetown

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

Meet the freshmen: A look at the newcomers

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ By the end of the 2014 college basketball recruiting period, the Xavier men’s basketball team had what some have called the best recruiting class in the program’s history. During the previous season, ESPN even ranked Xavier’s recruiting class no. 4 in the country. Before the season begins, let’s take a look at the six newest Musketeers and how they might fight in to Xavier’s program. Larry Austin Jr. — The last player of the 2014 class to commit was Austin Jr., a 6-foot-2 point guard from Springfield, Ill. Austin withdrew his initial commitment to the … Continue reading Meet the freshmen: A look at the newcomers