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  Opponent: Ferris State (Exhibition)
  Date: Saturday, 11/5/2016
  Time: 4:00:00 PM
Monday, October 24, 2016

Xavier's TEAM 95 Goes Public!!
It's officially a mini-tradition now. For the third straight year, Muskie basketball players and staff split up into Blue and White teams and played softball on a steamy summer day at Hayden Field just off Victory Parkway. Team building was the main purpose. Mission accomplished!!! Myles Davis captained the White team and smartly made last year's MVP J.P. Macura his Number One Draft choice. J.P. has all the moves and moxie of a true softball player. He vacuumed up the ball at shortstop, patrolled short center field like Billy Hamilton, jacked an opposite field inside the park homer to right and clubbed a towering fly ball to the base of the left field wall. Myles and Kaiser Gates shared MVP honors though as the Whites rallied to clip the Blues 19-18 on a walk-off Gates hit in the bottom of the 7th inning.

Buzzer Beater Ends Xavierís Tremendous Season
In a season defined by their dominance, there have been pockets of disappointment for the Xavier Musketeers. Flat performances at Creighton, twice against Seton Hall and a stumble at home against Georgetown. The Musketeers had a tendency to start games slow and never really get things going to climb back into a game. And they hadnít really been in a close game all season. On Sunday night, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 2 seed Xavier saw a close game. It came down to the wire, with a buzzer-beating dagger from the corner ending their season. Seventh-seeded Wisconsin advanced 66-63 with the victory.

Muskies TEAM 94 Exits NCAA Too Early!!
So I expected Xavier to win Sunday in St Louis over Wisconsin and advance to the Sweet 16!! All the pieces were falling into place nicely. Huggs and Press Virginia(#3 Seed) had lost in the First Round to plucky Stephen F. Austin(#14) as I had predicted here in this space and on Willy's 700 WLW Stooge Report. I gotta be honest!! Even a blind pig finds an occasional acorn.The rest of my bracket is a complete disaster!! Either SFA or Notre Dame would be waiting in Philadelphia. Both seemed beatable.

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X Women Dropped by Butler in BE Tourney
No. 8 seed Xavier women's basketball had three opportunities to score in the final 14 seconds, but all three attempts fell short as the Musketeers were defeated by No. 9 seed Butler, 48-47, in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament.

X Falls at Home to Seton Hall
Xavier women's basketball dropped its regular-season home finale on Sunday afternoon as Seton Hall escaped Cintas Center with a 72-67 victory. Trailing by eight, 63-55, with just over five minutes left in regulation, the Musketeers (17-10, 8-8 BIG EAST) used a 12-4 run to tie the game at 67 on a pair of Aliyah Zantt free throws. An Aleesha Powell free throw on the following possession gave the Pirates (20-7, 10-6 BIG EAST) a one-point lead with 47 seconds on the clock.

Red Storm Outlast XU Ladies
Xavier out scored St. John's in second half on Friday night, but could not overcome an early deficit as the Musketeers dropped a 69-56 contest at Cintas Center. The Musketeers (17-9, 8-7 BIG EAST) out scored the Red Storm (19-7, 10-5 BIG EAST), 32-25, in the second half to get within six points on a Briana Glover layup with 7:57 left in regulation. St. John's posted an 11-4 run to end the contest to win its second straight game and remain in second place of the conference standings.

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