X Outlasted by Georgetown on the Road
The Xavier Musketeers fought back on the road on Tuesday evening, but it was not enough as Georgetown knocked off X, 72-66. Xavier was down by as many as 19 points halfway into the second half and closed the margin to within three points. But in the end, the Musketeers ran out of time. Sophomore KyKy Tandy came off the bench to score 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting to lead the Musketeers which fell to 13-6 overall and 6-6 in the BIG EAST.
Andy Mac: X Comes Up Large Against Bluejays
Xavier TEAM 99 Update-Game 18 Report-Muskies came up LARGE at Cintas Saturday-derailing #13 Creighton 77-69 in basically a "MUST WIN" situation. CU came in smoking (4 straight wins by an average of 15PPG including a blow-out victory over BIG EAST leader Villanova. Travis Steele knows his Muskies. He said after the loss at PC that X was not far off from playing well and damned if Xavier didn't play their best game since blowing out Top 25 Oklahoma 99-77 way back on Dec. 9th. X led almost all the way-employing renewed defensive urgency holding Blue Jays to 10 points below their average-blocking 9 shots-stalking the 3 point line and outrebounding Creighton 36-32.
Scruggs Leads X Past No. 13 Creighton on Senior Day
With a lot on the line regarding the Musketeers' postseason chances, Xavier seized the opportunity on Saturday, upsetting No. 13 Creighton, 77-69, at Cintas Center. Paul Scruggs shined on Senior Day, finishing with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range to go with 7 rebounds. Zach Freemantle added a double-double performance of 17 points and 10 boards as Xavier improved its records to 13-5 overall and 6-5 in the BIG EAST.
Andy Mack: Scouting Creighton
Xavier TEAM 99 Update-Friday Feb. 26-Scouting Creighton( 17-5 overall, 13-4 BIG EAST-2nd behind 10-2 Villanova, #13 AP Top 25, #11 Coaches' Poll, #20 NET) vs Xavier(12-5 overall, 5-5 BE, 5th, #58 NET). "LET IT FLY" Blue Jays are rolling w/ 4 straight wins-giving up just 60PPG in that span and winning by 15PPG. CU has won 7 of last 8. They are 7-1 BE road games(lone loss at Butler Jan. 16 70-66 in OT). 7-2 overall on ROAD. The other loss 77-73 at Kansas (Phoog Allen Fieldhouse-Bill Self-perpetual B12 Champ except for this season).
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Lady Musketeers Win Senior Day Finale Against Georgetown
Senior forward A'riana Gray posted her 28th career double-double on Sunday afternoon, leading the Xavier women's basketball team to a 58-48 win over Georgetown on Senior Day. Xavier improved to 5-9 (2-8 BIG EAST), while the Hoyas dropped to 2-14 (2-14 BIG EAST). Gray finished with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. She matched her career high in assists with seven. Xavier clinched the No. 9 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament – they will play either St. John's (with a loss on Monday) or Providence (with a St. John's win on Monday). The Musketeers will play in the opening game on Friday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
X Beaten by No. 1 UConn
Xavier women's basketball dropped an 83-32 BIG EAST matchup vs No. 1 UConn on Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center. The Musketeers moved to 4-7 (1-6 BIG EAST), while the Huskies improved to 18-1 (15-0 BIG EAST). The Huskies led from start to finish being a .508 field-goal percentage. UConn also forced 18 Xavier turnovers, converting the miscues into 29 points. Xavier travels to Butler on Monday for its next game. Tip time is 6 p.m.
Lady Musketeers Return to Action and Fall to DePaul
Kae Satterfield led four Musketeers in double figures on Wednesday evening with 16 points as Xavier dropped an 83-75 road contest at No. 19 DePaul. Xavier moved to 4-6 (1-5 BIG EAST), while DePaul improved to 13-4 (10-2 BIG EAST). Next up for Xavier is they host No. 1 UConn on Saturday at Cintas Center.
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