Xavier loses a heartbreaker to ‘Nova

After trailing by 17, the Musketeers battled back but lost 64-60 at Cintas on Wednesday By Joe Clark, Sports Editor Xavier’s furious second-half comeback fell short on Wednesday night against No. 14 Villanova, as the No. 17 Musketeers lost 64-60 at Cintas Center.  Senior guard Paul Scruggs finished with 15 points, including some clutch shots down the stretch. Senior guard Nate Johnson also chipped in with 15 points of his own.  Neither team got off to a strong start offensively, as the Musketeers managed to start just 1-8 from the field while Villanova was 2-8 at the first media timeout … Continue reading Xavier loses a heartbreaker to ‘Nova

Nova wins title at buzzer

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ The trophy is back in the Big East and Villanova is hoisting it. Kris Jenkins etched his name in NCAA Tournament history with a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to give Villanova (35-5) a 77-74 victory over North Carolina (33-7). Ryan Arcidiacono found a trailing Jenkins by running a play that the Wildcats have worked on all season. “I didn’t have to say anything in the huddle,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright said. “We have a name for it, that’s what we’re going to do. Just put everybody in their spots.” Only moments before Jenkins’ … Continue reading Nova wins title at buzzer

Women’s season ends

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ In the final weeks of its season, the women’s soccer team ended with its highest winning season since joining the Big East. Its overall record was eight wins, nine losses and one tie, while its conference season ended with three wins and six losses. Over its last five games, the team ended with two wins and three losses. The Musketeers’ first stop was in Washington, D.C., against Georgetown. Through 70 minutes of play, the Musketeers held the Hoyas to a single goal. It was netted early in the second half, and Georgetown continued to hammer … Continue reading Women’s season ends