X Returns to Winning Column with W Over Hoyas

Four Musketeers scored in double figures as No. 22 Xavier University knocked off Georgetown 86-75 on Sunday afternoon at Cintas Center. Trevon Bluiett led the way with a game-high 24 points as the Muskies returned to the winning column after having lost their last three games. With the win, X improves to 14-5 overall and 4-3 in the Big East. Xavier returns to action on Thursday as it travels across town to face off against the No. 20 UC Bearcats in the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout. Game time is set for 7:00 pm at Fifth Third Arena.   Continue reading...


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Monday, January 23, 2017


Scouting Georgetown!! Muskies Gotta Stop the Bleeding!!
Three game losing streaks have been a rarity in the Modern Era of Xavier Basketball dating back to Bob Staak's arrival in 1979. The current swoon is explainable and understandable on some level. We can rationalize the bad streak away. There were the road defeats at #1 Villanova and #12 Butler followed by the Cintas loss to #7 Creighton. The BU and CU defeats were close and preventable. The Cleveland Cavaliers might have trouble knocking off Villanova at the band box Pavilion along the Philadelphia Mainline.

Post-Mortem on Xavier-Creighton!!
The game, obviously, was highly winnable for Xavier. The reality is a 72-67 loss to the 7th rated Creighton Blue Jays, three Muskie Big East defeats in a row and a 3-3 conference record (tied for 4th with Marquette). The Cintas Center win streak ends at 15 in a row.CU's been a pain in Xavier's posterior since the inception of the New Big East(5-3 record vs XU with two wins at CC in four trips). Villanova's won 2 of 3 in Cincy with trip four coming up Saturday February 11th. Overall,the Muskies are 23-7 in Big East home games a third of the way through their fourth year in the league with seasonal records of 7-2,6-3,8-1 for TEAM 94 and 2-1 so far for TEAM 95. XU has a ton of work to do with 12 BE games remaining. Their three losses are to the conference's top three teams(Villanova 6-1,Creighton 5-1 and Butler 5-2). The wins are over Providence(3-4),St Johns(3-4) and enigmatic Georgetown(1-5).

X Drops Third Straight in Razor Thin Defeat by Creighton
The No. 22 Xavier Musketeers three-game gauntlet ended in its third straight defeat on Monday afternoon as the visiting No. 7 Creighton Bluejays held on to knock off X, 72-67, before a raucous sold-out crowd at Cintas Center as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Big East Marathon. The Muskies were led by Rashid Gaston who scored 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in the losing effort. The Musketeers look to returning to the winning column on Sunday as they play host to the Georgetown Hoyas. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.

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Lady Muskies Edged By GTown
Xavier women's basketball dropped it fourth straight game on Friday night, falling to Georgetown, 69-64, in overtime at Cintas Center. The Musketeers moved to 10-9 (2-6 BIG EAST), while Georgetown improved to 11-7 (3-5 BIG EAST).

Lady Muskies Pick Up Win Over Seton Hall
Senior guard Raeshaun Gaffney scored a career-high 33 points on Wednesday night, leading the Xavier women's basketball team to a 72-64 win over Seton Hall at Cintas Center. Xavier improved to 10-5 (2-2 BIG EAST), while Seton Hall dropped to 8-6 (1-2 BIG EAST). The win over the Pirates marked the first in program history for the Musketeers as they moved to 1-6 in the all-time series.

X Women Win BE Opener
Maddison Blackwell scored 13 second-half points to lead the Xavier women's basketball team to a come-from-behind victory at Providence on Wednesday night.The Musketeers (9-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half before posting the comeback. The Friars moved to 8-4 (0-1 BIG EAST) with the loss.

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