Andy Mac: One Month Away from Season Opener

Eight of the 30 Pre-season practices are now complete. The Opener on Tuesday November 9 versus Niagara is now just 33 days off. X will stage Musketeer Madness at Cintas Friday, October 22. The D-2 Exhibition Game is Friday, November 5 at Cintas versus Ferris State (7PM Tip). I haven't found out yet whom XU plays in the NCAA Secret Scrimmage. Who, When and Where are unknown. We can't attend anyway. Sophomore Colby Jones won Xavier Way competition in practice week #1 and is wearing the Gold Jersey. He won 2 or 3 times as a Frosh. All-time Gold Jersey leader is Tu Holloway (somewhere over 30) w/ Paul Scruggs closing fast. 6-11 Sophomore Dieonte Miles is having a strong 2nd week-rebounding, rim running, defending the post. His confidence is building.   Continue reading...

Musketeer Club: Larkin/Andy Mac 2021-22 Season Preview Event

The Musketeer Clubís favorite Hall of Fame Analysts, Byron Larkin and Andy MacWilliams are back to deliver their preseason thoughts on the 2021-22 Menís Basketball season. The event is set for Thursday, October 28 at Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky. Celebrate Oktoberfest while previewing the upcoming season which marks the 100th year of Xavier basketball! Reserve your spot now for this event to learn about Team 100's returning players, transfers, freshmen and the upcoming schedule. The event will also feature special guest and former Xavier star Stan Kimbrough to recall the November 1988 game against Louisville. Be sure to get your reservation in soon as seats are extremely limited! Attendance is limited to the first 100 reservations, and there will be no walk-ups.   Continue reading...

  Opponent: Niagara
  Date: Tuesday, 11/9/2021
  Time: 7:30:00 PM
  TV: FS1
  Opponent: Memphis
  Date: Tuesday, 11/9/2021
  Time: 7:00:00 PM

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Andy Mac: 2021-22 Schedule Released and Other Notes
Plenty of Xavier TEAM 100 News-The 11 game non-conference schedule is out. 8 Home Games at Cintas. 2 Neutral Court tilts at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn over Thanksgiving and 1 true road game at Oklahoma State. The Opener is Tuesday November 9th at Cintas vs Niagara Purple Eagles Game 2-Kent State(MAC) at Cintas Friday November 12th. Game 3-Ohio State at Cintas Thursday November 18th-Part of Gavitt Games(BIG EAST vs Big Ten). XU is 2-1 in the series w/ wins at Michigan and Wisconsin and a home loss to Wisconsin. OSU should come in as a Top 25 team. A Muskie win would be an NCAA NET Quad 1 "W".

Andy Mac: Team 100 Update - The Summer Ahead
Talked with Travis Steele on Thursday evening, May 13th regarding Summer 2021 Plans and Goals. XU graduation is this weekend so Spring Classes are over. The 10 veteran scholarship players are headed home for a brief break (Super Seniors Paul Scruggs and Nate Johnson plus Juniors Zach Freemantle, Ben Stanley, Adam Kunkel and Jack Nunge plus Sophomores Colby Jones, Dwon Odom, Kyky Tandy and Dieonte Miles). They will be joined by Frosh Cesare Edwards and Elijah Tucker on campus in early June. All 12 will take Summer School Classes in either Session 1 or 2 or in some cases both. Most guys will be looking to gain 6 credits. NCAA allows 8 weeks of Summer basketball activity(8 hours/week-4 conditioning/weights-2 individual skills-2 full team). Players not taking class can lift and shoot on their own without coaches supervision. Travis anticipates a full normal Summer program with no COVID restrictions.

Andy Mac: Transfer Portal Update
1453 Players in the NCAA D-1 Basketball Transfer Portal as of Saturday, April 24. Players must enter their name by May 1st. NCAA Board of Directors gives final approval to 1st transfer without red shirt year on April 28-reportedly just a "rubber stamp" of NCAA Council's move. I have no "inside info" here, but I'm thinking Xavier could add another Grad Transfer Super Senior type from the portal. I'm thinking an experienced BIG(rim protector-rebounder type). It would be a one year commitment to add depth to BIG group. I may be totally wrong.

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XU Women Edged by St. John's in BIG EAST Tournament
Xavier women's basketball dropped a 65-57 contest to No. 8 seed St. John's on Friday in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena. Xavier falls to 5-10 on the year, while the Red Storm improved to 8-14. A'riana Gray finished with a team-high 18 points and seven rebounds. The senior forward added two assists and two steals while Kae Satterfield posted 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting. She added six rebounds.

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 Ė 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.

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