Scruggs leads Xavier to win in opener

By Joe Clark, Sports Editor It certainly wasn’t a pretty , but Xavier kicked off their season with a 63-60 win over Niagara on Tuesday night at Cintas Center. Xavier got out to a 13-5 lead on the strength of four three-pointers, but a 6-0 Niagara run cut that lead to 13-11 with 10:53 left in the first half. A three by junior big man Jack Nunge put the Musketeers up 16-11, and then senior guard Paul Scruggs made Xavier’s first two-point field goal on a fast break layup. Xavier extended their run to 10-0 on a driving layup by … Continue reading Scruggs leads Xavier to win in opener

Georgetown plays Cinderella, wins Big East

By: Joe Laurich, Staff Writer After being picked to finish last according to the Big East Preseason Coaches Poll, the Georgetown Hoyas rallied on Saturday to win the Big East Tournament. They entered the tournament as No. 8 seed in the conference, but their underdog status couldn’t stop the Patrick Ewing-led Hoyas from earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. During the regular season, Georgetown won four of their last six games. They entered the conference tournament with a 9-12 record and were 7-9 in Big East play.  The Hoyas thumped Marquette in the first game of the tournament … Continue reading Georgetown plays Cinderella, wins Big East

Interim coach Brian Neal preps women’s team for season

By: Kyle Isaacs In basketball, one of the toughest tasks to accomplish is effectively transitioning from offense to defense, and vice versa, over the course of a game. If done properly, a team will garner better results and win more games than expected. While the on-court transition may be tough, transitioning from one coach to another can be just as difficult. Yet that is what the Xavier women’s basketball team must do this season as it welcomes its newest head coach to the fold. In his third season with Xavier as an assistant coach, Brian Neal will take over the … Continue reading Interim coach Brian Neal preps women’s team for season