Musketeer Club: 2023-24 Season Preview Event



The Musketeer Club is pleased to present the annual Xavier Men's Basketball season preview event, featuring analysis from the XU Hall of Famer's Byron Larkin and Andy MacWilliams. How does Xavier replace 68% of its scoring from four departing starters? Which new freshmen and transfers will have the biggest impact? Come out to the season preview event at Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky on Thursday, October, 23 where Andy and Byron will dive into these questions and many more as we look forward to the upcoming college basketball season.   Continue reading...

  NEXT UP FOR XAVIER...
MEN'S BASKETBALL
  Opponent: Robert Morris
  Date: Monday, 11/6/2023
  Time: 12:00:00 AM
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
  Opponent: Youngstown State
  Date: Wednesday, 11/8/2023
  Time: 12:00:00 AM

Sunday, September 24, 2023
 Men's Top Stories

Musketeer Club: Pete Gillen Event
The Musketeer Club is bringing back the originator of "Joe Bag of Donuts" and "Silk Suiters" fame, Pete Gillen, who will share his thoughts, quotes, quips, and opinions highlighting the glory years of Xavier hoops. Gillen, a member of the Xavier Hall of Fame, was the head basketball coach at X from 1985 to 1994. During his tenure at Xavier, he led Xavier to the NCAA tournament seven times and to the NIT tournament once while compiling 202 wins. Sister Rose Ann Fleming will introduce Gillen at the event for what is sure to be a can't miss event. The event is set for Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky.

X Knocks Off Pitt, Dancing to the Sweet 16
Xavier played a near picture perfect 1st half in their NCAA 2nd Round game vs Pittsburgh Sunday in Greensboro and cruised to an 84-73 win over the ACC Panthers. XU advances to the second weekend-NCAA Sweet 16-for the first time since 2017. 3 Seed Muskies will play 2 Seed Texas BIG 12 Tournament Champions(28-8, with a 6 game winning streak after their 71-65 victory over Penn State Saturday). X and Texas will play Friday in Kansas City(Tip Time and TV-TBA). Xavier just owned the 1st 20 minutes-leading 48-34 at the break. Muskies got any shot they wanted (19 for 36 FG for 53%). The passing game flowed with 17 assists on 19 FGs. XU stalked the 3 point line and ran Pit's veteran shooters off. Pitt settled for a lot of contested jumpers leading to many one and done possessions while X made 7 of 14 from "3" beating Pitt at their own game.

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 Women's Top Stories

Lady Musketeers Fall to Butler
Xavier women's basketball dropped a 79-65 BIG EAST game vs Butler on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Cintas Center. The Musketeers move to 7-6 (0-4 BIG EAST), while the Bulldogs improve to 6-7 (1-3 BIG EAST). Mackayla Scarlett led the Musketeers in scoring with 16 points, her 21st career game in double figures. She matched her career high in rebounding with seven rebounds, two steals and one assist.

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