Jared Bynum hits a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to beat the Musketeers in Cintas By Joe Clark, Sports Editor After losing at Marquette on Sunday, the No. 21 Xavier Musketeers were unable to bounce back, losing a soul crusher to the No. 17 Providence Friars 65-62. Redshirt junior Jared Bynum (16 points) hit a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Friars. Graduate student Al Durham led the Friars with 22 points. Xavier was led by 16 points from senior guard Paul Scruggs and 15 points and nine rebounds from junior forward Jack Nunge. It was yet another … Continue reading Xavier suffers crushing loss against Providence
By Joe Clark, Sports Editor Coming off an 83-63 dismantling of rival Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout on Saturday night, the Xavier men’s basketball team is sitting at 9-1 and is ranked at No. 22 in the most recent AP Poll. The Musketeers have been playing well on both ends of the floor and will look to improve their NCAA Tournament resume with Big East play starting on Saturday. Here are some takeaways from the Musketeers’ season so far. This is the best defense Xavier has had under Travis Steele The Musketeers have allowed over 70 points in just two … Continue reading Following Crosstown domination, Muskies prepare for Big East play
By Joe Clark, Sports Editor Down three starters with flu-like symptoms, the Xavier Musketeers beat the Virginia Tech Hokies 59-58 Friday night at Barclays Center behind 30 points from senior guard Nate Johnson. “I’m really proud of our group. We have gone through a lot of adversity the last few days with our crew,” Xavier Head Coach Travis Steele said. “Our guys stuck together the entire time. I thought we were the tougher team on the floor for 40 minutes.” Starters Colby Jones, Dieonte Miles and Jerome Hunter were ruled out for the game due to an illness, the same … Continue reading Xavier narrowly defeats Virginia Tech
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