Musketeers win awards

By: Kyle Tooley ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Musketeers are in the midst of arguably their best season in school history and the country is starting to take notice. Though Chris Mack’s team would’ve loved to win their first Big East championship, they still secured a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and have plenty to look forward to heading into March Madness. Though there is still a lot of basketball to be played, many major awards have already been announced for the regular season, and Xavier took home a respectable amount. Trevon Bluiett headlines Xavier’s award winners, as he was … Continue reading Musketeers win awards

The struggle is real as Xavier falls

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Game summary: Xavier men’s basketball continued its historic season this past week with hard-fought victories over the St. John’s Red Storm and the Golden Eagles of Marquette University before dropping an ugly game to the Creighton Bluejays. Xavier entered its Feb. 3 matchup with St. John’s (7-18, 0-12 Big East) favored by 23.5 points, but faced much stiffer competition than expected in a 90-83 win. Redshirt junior guard Myles Davis led the Musketeers with 16 points, while sophomore guard Trevon Bluiett, redshirt freshman guard Edmond Sumner, sophomore guard J.P. Macura and senior forward James Farr … Continue reading The struggle is real as Xavier falls

Xavier wins Orlando tournament

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Game Summary: The past two weeks have been good for Xavier basketball. The team went to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Nov. 20 and knocked off No. 24 Michigan, putting Xavier on the national radar and earning them a No. 23 ranking. Perhaps because of that ranking, the Musketeers toiled through a lethargic win against local opponent Northern Kentucky on Nov. 23. The Advocare Invitational at Disney World provided the platform for Xavier to really take off, as the Musketeers blew out Alabama and USC over Thanksgiving to reach the finals of the tournament. Xavier’s 29-point … Continue reading Xavier wins Orlando tournament