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.   Continue reading...

  Opponent: Georgetown University
  Date: Sunday, 1/22/2017
  Time: 2:00:00 PM
  Opponent: Georgetown University
  Date: Friday, 1/20/2017
  Time: 8:00:00 PM

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Muskies Road Travails Continue!! Let's Focus Squarely on Creighton!!
OK!! Let's not beat a dead horse!!! Xavier succumbed twice in monster road games over the last few days. 79-54 at Villanova Tuesday and 83-78 Saturday afternoon at Butler. Big East road teams are 7-20 so far so Xavier is not alone. VU now owns a 46 game win streak at their little Pavilion with 4 of those wins blow-outs over Xavier. Butler is now 10-0 at historic Hinkle with 5 Top 25 wins(IU,UC,Arizona,Villanova and now Xavier).

X Edged by No. 12 Butler
The No. 15 Xavier Musketeers were edged, 83-78, by Butler in the second game of its three-game gauntlet through the Big East powers on Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Muskies took a six point lead, 31-25, into half; however, Butler shot out of halftime on a 9-0 run and led the rest of the way despite XU clawing back to within one point in the final minutes of the game. Edmund Sumner, who was held scoreless in the first half, heated up big league in the second half, scoring a game-high 22 points after the break. Sumner was one of four Muskies in double figures scoring. With the loss, X drops to 13-4 overall and 3-2 in Big East action. Next up for Xavier is No. 8 Creighton on Monday at Cintas Center in a Martin Luther King Jr. Big East Marathon day of five straight games on FS1. Game time is set for 2pm.

Scouting Butler!! Both Muskies and Bulldogs Aim to Bounce Back!!!
Xavier and Butler both rammed squarely into Big East Road Icebergs in ugly mid-week losses. XU(13-3,3-1 BE-third place) faded after an encouraging 12 minutes and succumbed 79-54 at Villanova(4-1 BE). BU(14-3,3-2 BE-fourth place) did even worse at Creighton(4-1).They were really never in the game. The Bulldogs trailed by 20 at the half and by 25 early after the break and lost 75-64. Saturday afternoon boils down to an early showdown for third best in the stacked Big East behind #3 Rated Villanova(they own win already at Creighton) and #8 CU.

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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.

X Women Drop Second Straight in Tourney
Xavier women's basketball committed a season-high 24 turnovers on Tuesday afternoon, falling to Southern Miss, 73-59, at the Puerto Rico Classic - Las Vegas.

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