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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 in Xavier Sports
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 in Xavier Sports
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 in Xavier Sports
Creighton game a sellout, SRO tix available
Saturday’s 5 p.m. Big East showdown between Xavier and No. 9 Creighton is the hottest ticket in town. It’s so hot that the university announced a Cintas Center sellout today, three days before the game. The good news is that there are still premium seats...
Posted: 2/26/2014 7:15 PM in Xavier Sports
Notes from the win at St. John’s
Those familiar with Jalen Reynolds’ game – namely, his coaches and teammates – weren’t surprised by the clinic he put on in tonight’s victory over St. John’s. It just took a while for him to shine. “I thought we had good play all around but obviously...
Posted: 2/25/2014 11:45 PM in Xavier Sports
SJU’s Rysheed Jordan misses practice
UPDATE: Rysheed Jordan will come off the bench and play tonight, according to coach Steve Lavin. EARLIER: The New York Daily News said freshman Rysheed Jordan missed Monday’s practice here in NYC after the death of a family member. The story said he is...
Posted: 2/25/2014 12:44 PM in Xavier Sports
Joe Lunardi: XU needs two more wins
ESPN.com Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi said Xavier needs two more wins through the rest of the season – from the remaining regular-season games to the conference tournament – to be in position for an NCAA tournament bid. “They need 10 Big East wins...
Posted: 2/25/2014 9:11 AM in Xavier Sports
Xavier turns the page to St. John’s
The Musketeers worked on being tougher in every aspect of their game Sunday and have one more practice before heading to New York today for Tuesday’s match-up with St. John’s. It’s going to be a really tough game, but the spoils from a victory will be...
Posted: 2/24/2014 12:57 PM in Xavier Sports
Notes from the loss at Georgetown
Chris Mack wasn’t the only coach immensely frustrated with the Musketeers after the game. Shortly after he expressed his feelings about the outcome (loud enough to be heard outside the locker room at the Verizon Center), assistant coach Mike Pegues had...
Posted: 2/22/2014 4:52 PM in Xavier Sports
Notes from the win over DePaul
After Xavier shot a stunning 37.5 percent from the free-throw line in the first half of its 83-64 win over DePaul, coach Chris Mack had to decide whether to bring it up at halftime or let the bad stretch run its course. After overhearing Justin Martin...
Posted: 2/19/2014 11:34 PM in Xavier Sports
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