ANDY MAC successfully nuked his full length multi-faceted article re the Muskies' terrific road win last night at Wisconsin so here are the cliff notes. Shorter is better anyway!! Experience pulled the Muskies through. Vets Bluiett,Macura,O'Mara and Gates combined for 64 points and 26 rebounds in the 80-70 victory in BIG TEN Country. All four exorcised the demons from Xavier's 66-63 loss at the buzzer to Wisconsin in the 2016 NCAA Tournament at St Louis.   Continue reading...

  Opponent: Hampton
  Date: Monday, 11/20/2017
  Time: 8:30:00 PM
  TV: FS1
  Opponent: Minnesota
  Date: Wednesday, 11/22/2017
  Time: 9:00:00 PM

Monday, November 20, 2017

Musketeers Prove Their Worth in First Road Test
Xavier followed up their dominant home wins with a challenging game at the Kohl Center against Wisconsin in which the Musketeers came away victorious, 80-70. The game was part of the Dave Gavitt Games, featuring matchups between teams from the Big East and Big 10. Xavier is now 2-0 in the Gavitt games with the Muskies' previous win coming on the road last season at Michigan.

Kickin it Old School with Andy Mac: Episode 3
Check out Episode 3 of "Kickin it Old School" with Andy Mac. In this week's segment, we touch on games 1 and 2, Edmond Sumner, recruiting, and preview the showdown with Wisconsin.

Rider proved a step up in competition for Xavier Monday night at Cintas with more length than Morehead and better athleticism. The Muskies had the Broncos teetering on the cusp of an early blow-out leading 39-20(2:34 before halftime). XU took the foot off the gas. Rider rallied (down only 10 at the break) then scored the first 5 points of the second half(49-44 XU plus 5). At that point the veterans took over!! Trevon Bluiett,J.P. Macura,Kaiser Gates and Tyrique Jones declared no more!! Xavier got running and defending and rebounding and blew Rider's doors off winning in a walk 101-75. It's the first time since Chris Mack's first season 2009-10 that XU has scored 100 or more points in back to back games(Bowling Green and Sacred Heart).

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Xavier Moves to 2-0 After Defeating Mt. St. Mary's
In their first-ever meeting, the Lady Musketeers defeated Mt. St. Mary's by a score of 66-45. Following a season-opening overtime victory, Xavier came out and took care of business. Xavier had two players scoring double digits, forward Imani Partlow followed 12 points with 7 boards and guard Aaliyah Dunham with a team-high 16 points. The Musketeers allowed 0 lead changes the entirety of the game.

Lady Muskies Win Opener in Thrilling Fashion
The 2017-18 Women's Basketball season got off to a fantastic start for the Lady Musketeers with a thrilling overtime victory over opponent New Hampshire. Down by 3, Xavier Forward Anniina Aijanen hit a game-tying 3 point shot with .4 seconds left to put the game into overtime. The momentum carried over into the OT period with the Lady Muskies completing the comeback win by a score of 71-66. Xavier had two players score double digits, Senior Forward Anniina Aijanen with 12, and Senior Guard Jada Byrd with 13. Solid defense and team play down the stretch brought the Lady Musketeers their first win of the season, and what a win it was.

Lady Muskies Fall in Big East Tournament Opening Round
Butler's Michelle Weaver hit the game-winning shot with seven seconds left on the clock to upset No. 7 seed Xavier, 68-66, on Saturday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center. The No. 10 seed Bulldogs knocked off the Musketeers for the second time in as many seasons at the BIG EAST Tournament.

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