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.   Continue reading...

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MEN'S BASKETBALL
  Opponent: Baylor
  Date: Saturday, 12/3/2016
  Time: 3:30:00 PM
  TV: ESPN2
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
  Opponent: Michigan
  Date: Monday, 12/5/2016
  Time: 7:00:00 PM

Friday, December 2, 2016


Muskies Roll Over North Dakota State!! TEAM 95 Has Focus!!
No resting on laurels!! No basking in press clippings!! No looking ahead to the #9 Baylor Bears in Waco,Texas this Saturday afternoon(3:30PM EST-ESPN2) for Xavier's TEAM 95!! XU(now 7-0) jumped the NDSU Bison early and often-smothering them with nasty packline defense and imposing their superior size while cruising to an 85-55 blow-out victory at Cintas Tuesday evening.

Xavier 85 - North Dakota State 55
The No. 7 Xavier Musketeers knocked off North Dakota State, 85-55, before a sold out crowd of 10,250 at Cintas Center on Tuesday night. The Muskies (7-0) featured four players in double figures scoring and were led by Trevon Bluiett who scored a game-high 23 points along with seven assists and five rebounds. Next up for Xavier is a road game at No. 9 Baylor on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm.

Muskies Deliver the Defense!! Clobber Northern Iowa!!!
Xavier was revved and well prepared for Northern Iowa the second time around-smothering the Missouri Valley Conference Panthers from the opening tip Saturday afternoon at Cintas while rolling to an emphatic 64-42 victory. XU is now 6-0 with a 26 game home court non-conferfence win streak extending back almost 4 years. The Muskies had struggled at times against UNI 6 days earlier in the Tire Pros Tournament Championship game at Orlando-trailing 19-10 early-building a 16 point lead then watching that lead melt to 5 late before salting away a 67-59 win. There was no suspense in the rematch. XU applied consistent sticky pestering packline defense from possession one and fashioned maybe their best defensive half in the last 30 years.

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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.

Lady Muskies Win Season Opener
Xavier women's basketball opened its season Saturday at the Lauren Hill Tip-off Classic with a 63-54 win over Tennessee State. The Musketeers are now 17-0 in home openers at Cintas Center dating back to the 2000-01 season. This was the first match-up between Xavier and Tennessee State, giving the Musketeers a 1-0 record against the Lady Tigers.

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