Muskies Loss at Colorado-No Rocky Mountain High!!!

Xavier had ample opportunities to chalk up a nifty road win against the PAC12 Colorado Buffaloes in snowy Boulder Wednesday night,but fell just short-losing 68-66. The Muskies now sit at 7-2 after back to back away defeats at #4 Baylor and at CU. XU cleaned up a few problem areas from the Baylor loss getting much better production from Senior Post Rashid Gaston. Chris Mack started Gaston over Sean O'Mara and the Muskies found him early on the block. Rashid put up numbers akin to his Norfolk State days(14 points on 7-8 FGs with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes). I'm wishing he'd seen the ball even more!!
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Colorado 68 - Xavier 66

The No. 13 Xavier Musketeers could not hold on to a 9-point lead in the second half as the Colorado Buffaloes came back to win, 68-66, in Boulder. The Muskies were led by Trevon Bluiett who matched a career high 25 points in the losing effort. X returns home for four straight games at the friendly confines of Cintas Center starting with playing host to Utah on Saturday afternoon. Game time is set for 5:30 pm.   Continue reading...

  Opponent: Utah
  Date: Saturday, 12/10/2016
  Time: 5:30:00 PM
  TV: Fox
  Opponent: Cincinnati
  Date: Sunday, 12/11/2016
  Time: 2:00:00 PM

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Muskies Bomb at Baylor!!
Going into Saturday's Xavier road tilt at Waco,the XU task looked difficult even daunting. Baylor sat at 7-0 and their record wasn't cupcake soft. BU had beaten Oregon and won the Battle 4 Atlantis with come-from-behind victories over VCU,Michigan State and Louisville. The Bears hadn't lost a non-conference home game in 4 years a streak encompassing 38 straight wins. Scott Drew's an experienced coach with a veteran team that plays a funky zone populated by long athletic guys who can block out the sun and cancel out most enemy post-up games.The Muskies lost 76-61 in their first true road game. Shoulda, woulda, coulda!!!

Baylor 76 - Xavier 61
The No. 7 Xavier Musketeers dropped its first game of the season, losing on the road at No. 9 Baylor, 76-61, on Saturday afternoon. Trevon Bluiett led X with 23 points in the loss as the Muskies drop to 7-1. Next up for Xavier is another road test against a Big 12 foe, Colorado, on Wednesday at 9pm.

Scouting Baylor!! Bears May Be Ahead of Schedule!!
Most of the pundits slotted the Baylor Bears as a mid-level Big 12 team with a decent chance at an NCAA at large bid and maybe an 8-9-10 type seed come March 2017.BU had lost 3 starters(Forward Taurean Prince-17PPG-6 rebounds to the NBA Draft-Elite Rebounder Rico Gathers-11PPG-9 boards to the NFL Draft now a Dallas Cowboys TE and PG Lester Medford).Coach Scott Drew's Bears have roared out of the gate though with a predominantly Junior class dominated roster posting a 7-0 record so far against a very strong schedule. Baylor has rapidly leaped from unranked to #9 in AP,#11 in USA TODAY,#7 in RPI and #10 in Ken Pomeroy.

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Lady Muskies Knock Off Michigan
After eight ties and nine lead changes, Xavier women's basketball defeated Michigan, 61-58, on Monday night at Cintas Center. The 58 points were a season low for the Wolverines (7-2) as Michigan entered the game averaging 86.4 points per game - the eighth highest scoring offense in the nation.

Lady Hoopsters Down Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Xavier women's basketball held its third straight opponent under 50 points on Sunday afternoon as the Musketeers moved to 4-0 on the year with a 62-41 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

X Women Knocks Off North Florida
CINCINNATI - Xavier women's basketball hit 61.9 percent (13-for-21) of its three pointers on Tuesday night as the Musketeers defeated North Florida, 83-46, at Cintas Center. The Musketeers moved to 3-0 on the year, while the Ospreys dropped to 3-2.

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