By: Alexander Onaindia
Xavier’s Semaj Christon was one of the bright young stars in college basketball last season. Christon, a 6’3 guard from Cincinnati, Ohio, shined for Xavier in 2012-2013. (more…)
With this being the last week in February one of the biggest events in sports is right around the corner. That’s right, this means that March Madness is right around the corner, so let’s review some of the conference leaders.
Though the American East conference is not exactly most known for it’s basketball teams the Stony Brook Seawolves are having a great season. They are on top of the American East with only two games left in the season. (more…)
By Anthony Weihofen
Although the Xavier Musketeers started the season off winning three of their first four games of the season they have struggled lately and probably should not get their hopes up looking deep into the big tournament in March.
The Musketeers do not look real impressive so far this year as they have an overall 12-8 record and would need to win at least 75-percent of the remainder of their season in order to make the tournament. Most teams that enter March Madness tournament or at least do well in it usually end their seasons with no more than 8-10 losses and even that is pushing it. (more…)
By Chris Ramirez
Cincinnati, OH – Sean Kilpatrick scored 25 points, as 11th ranked Cincinnati defeated Xavier, 60-45, at U.S. Bank Arena. It was the first meeting since last season’s ugly brawl. Last year’s 76-53 win by Xavier was remembered for a benches-clearing incident that resulted in ejections and subsequent suspensions for both squads. “Last year’s incident is something that isn’t going to happen again,” Xavier guard Brad Redford said. “I think that both of these teams have a lot of respect for each other.” (more…)
By Chris Ramirez
Xavier Musketeers redshirt junior guard Mark Lyons will not return for his senior season, the school announced Monday.
” Head Coach Chris Mack said”After our end of the season meeting with Mark it became apparent that a change for both parties was the right thing moving forward. “During our meeting expectations were outlined for his fifth and final season, areas in which I believe needed improvement. (more…)
By Tim Donohoo
Sweet 16 action was fast and furious and here is how it all shook down.
Thomas Robinson led Kansas to the round of eight with 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Jayhawks upended North Carolina State in St. Louis, 60-57. Kansas’ Jeff Withey blocked 10 shots to finish one rejection shy of the NCAA tournament record. C.J. Leslie had 18 points for the Wolfpack despite sitting on the bench much of the second half with four fouls. Kansas was just 1-for-14 from beyond the arc in the contest. N.C. State missed 48 shots in the game (19-for67). State led at the intermission, 33-32. (more…)