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Senior night and other Xavier hoops notes
Isaiah Philmore, Erik Stenger and Tim Whelan will be honored 20 minutes before Thursday’s tip against No. 6 Villanova as part of senior night festivities. It has been a long road for Philmore, who transferred from Towson, and Stenger, who started at Northern...
Posted: 3/5/2014 7:25 PM
Stainbrook hopes to return for BE tourney
Matt Stainbrook will miss Thursday’s game against No. 6 Villanova, but the 6-foot-10 center is hopeful about returning for next week’s Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. The junior took a stroll through the media room today (well, as much of...
Posted: 3/5/2014 3:22 PM
Matt Stainbrook out for Villanova game
By Shannon Russell / srussell@enquirer.com Xavier center Matt Stainbrook strained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during Xavier’s 71-62 loss to Seton Hall and will not play in Thursday’s regular-season finale against No. 6 Villanova at...
Posted: 3/4/2014 7:07 PM
Notes from the loss to Seton Hall
Just when Xavier found some upward mobility, it suffered a major setback. A Musketeers team that earlier today earned two votes in the Associated Press Top 25 faltered offensively, lost its starting center (at least for tonight) to a knee injury and was...
Posted: 3/3/2014 11:22 PM
Jalen Reynolds: Big East rookie of week
Freshman forward Jalen Reynolds today was named Big East rookie of the week after averaging 11.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in victories over St. John’s and No. 9 Creighton. His coming-out party was against the Red Storm in New York, where he tied XU’s...
Posted: 3/3/2014 10:52 AM
With Marquette’s loss, XU alone in third
Marquette had a chance to tie Xavier again at third place in the Big East standings today but lost to No. 8 Villanova, ensuring the Musketeers’ sole roost on the rung. Here are the standings and what the rest of the season looks like. The Musketeers can’t...
Posted: 3/2/2014 5:27 PM
Notes from the win over No. 9 Creighton
A Xavier team that disappeared against Georgetown has returned with a vengeance in its last two outings. The upset of No. 9 Creighton is the icing on the cake, a marquee victory that should all but assure the Musketeers an NCAA tournament at-large bid....
Posted: 3/1/2014 10:31 PM
Xavier eyes first Top 10 home win since ’04
Xavier wraps up the regular season with three games in six days and none is more important than the next one on the slate. And that, for now, is No. 9 Creighton. Considering the implications in the Big East race and, for Xavier, NCAA tournament at-large...
Posted: 2/28/2014 6:28 PM
Senior day Saturday for women’s hoops
It’s a full day of basketball Saturday at Cintas Center, headlined by the 5 p.m. men’s showdown against No. 9 Creighton before a standing room only crowd. Before that, the women’s team hosts Villanova at noon on senior day. Pre-game ceremonies start at...
Posted: 2/28/2014 6:00 PM
XU to honor ’84 NIT team & other notes
Xavier will honor former coach Bob Staak and the 1984 NIT quarterfinalist men’s hoops team and celebrate its 30th anniversary at Saturday’s 5 p.m. game against No. 9 Creighton. The 1984 team had a starting lineup of seniors Dexter Bailey, John Shimko,...
Posted: 2/27/2014 11:45 AM
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