Xavier Escapes Past St. Johns in NYC

Xavier narrowly escaped on the road on Monday evening, clawing back for a 77-74 win over St. Johns at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Musketeers scored the final eight points of the game including the go-ahead shot on the left baseline by Zach Freemantle to give X the lead. XU was led by six players who scored in double-digits scoring highlighted by Paul Scruggs who scored 16 points and Tyrique Jones and Naji Marshall who notched 15 points apiece. Jones and Marshal also pulled down 15 and 11 rebounds, respectively. That marks Jones' eighteenth double-double of the season. With the win, Xavier improves to 17-9 (6-7 BIG EAST) and picks up a valuable Quad 1 win. The Musketeers next game is set for Saturday, February 22 as it plays host to No. 12 Villanova. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m.   Continue reading...

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  Opponent: Villanova
  Date: Saturday, 2/22/2020
  Time: 2:30:00 PM
  TV: Fox
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  Opponent: Providence
  Date: Friday, 2/21/2020
  Time: 12:00:00 AM
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Xavier Eclipsed by No. 19 Butler at Hinkle
The Xavier Musketeers fell to Butler, 66-61, on Wednesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Xavier was led by Naji Marshall who scored a game-high 20 points while adding seven rebounds and seven assists. Tyrique Jones notched his seventh consecutive double-double and 17th of the season with a 19 point and 10 rebound effort. Xavier (16-9,5-7 Big East) returns to action on Monday when it visits the Big Apple to take on St. Johns. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. at Lou Carneseca Arena in Queens.

Xavier Knocks Off Providence in Physical BIG EAST Battle
Xavier won its third straight game on Saturday, knocking off visiting Providence, 64-58, before a sold-out crowd at Cintas Center. The game lived up to its billing as a physical, tough, hard-nosed, grind-it-out battle, and ultimately X emerged victorious. The Musketeers were led by Tyrique Jones who finished with a double-digit effort of 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go along with 18 rebounds - the third straight game the senior forward has grabbed that many boards. Jones also dished four assists for the X-Men. The effort marks Jones sixteenth double-double of the season as Jones is playing at a different level of late. With the win, Xavier improves its record to 16-8 overall and 5-6 in the BIG EAST conference action. Additionally, Xavier picks up a quality, Quad 2 win against the Friars. The Musketeers will look to make it four straight on Wedenesday when it travels to Indianapolis to take on No. 19 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Xavier Wins Second Straight on the Road
The Xavier Musketeers picked up their second straight road win, knocking off DePaul, 67-59, on Tuesday night at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. It was a game in which Xavier held commanding control for most of the game until the Blue Demons mounted a furious comeback in the final five minutes of action to tighten the score. Xavier (15-8, 4-6 BIG EAST) won the game with an all-around team effort on both ends of the court. The Musketeers were led by five players in double figures scoring including Paul Scruggs who led Xavier with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. Scruggs also pulled down seven rebounds. Tyrique Jones, Quentin Goodin, and KyKy Tandy scored 12 apiece while Naji Marshall added 11 points. For the second straight game, X displayed toughness and grit on defense and on the glass, limiting DePaul to one shot possessions. Jones reeled in 18 rebounds for the second straight game for the Musketeers and recorded his fifteenth double-double of the season.

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XU Women Edged Out by Nova
Xavier women's basketball dropped a 55-54 contest vs Villanova on Friday night at Cintas Center. The Musketeers moved to 2-20 (1-10 BIG EAST), while the Wildcats improved to 13-10 (7-5 BIG EAST). Junior Aaliyah Dunham and sophomore Carrie Gross led the Musketeers in scoring with 11 points each. Dunham also dished out a team-high seven assists. Xavier continues its homestand on Sunday, Feb. 9 vs Georgetown. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. from Cintas Center.

Lady Musketeers Lose to Visiting Marquette
Junior A'riana Gray posted her third consecutive double-double on Sunday afternoon, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Musketeers dropped an 80-60 matchup vs Marquette. The Musketeers dropped to 2-16 (1-6 BIG EAST), while the Golden Eagles improved to 13-5 (4-3 BIG EAST). Xavier returns to action on Friday, Jan. 24 at Creighton. Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. ET from D.J. Sokol Arena.

XU Women Dismantle Georgetown for First BIG EAST Win
Juniors Aaliyah Dunham and A'riana Gray combined for 40 points on Friday night, leading the Xavier women's basketball team to an 85-64 win at Georgetown. The Musketeers improve to 2-13 (1-3 BIG EAST), while the Hoyas dropped to 4-12 (1-4 BIG EAST).

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