Musketeers Handled by Creighton in Omaha & Sunday XU Hoops Update

The Xavier Musketeers lost 84-67 at Creighton on Saturday afternoon. In summary, CU played their cards perfectly w/ monster home court edge and SRO PINK OUT atmosphere. XU was hamstrung w/ BIG MAN foul trouble early and chased the score almost all game after a decent start. Brian O'Connell is a borderline brutal ZEBRA. His offensive foul call on Nunge about 5 minutes in sent XU tumbling down the rabbit hole. Muskies did not react well to the adversity. Creighton boxed their ears on the glass from outside the arc-defensively in the paint(7 blocked shots) and around the arc (Souley Boum was shot down(2 points-1-6 FG) after scoring 26 vs Creighton at Cintas 17 days ago.   Continue reading...

  Opponent: Providence
  Date: Wednesday, 2/1/2023
  Time: 6:30:00 PM
  TV: FS1
  Opponent: Georgetown
  Date: Tuesday, 1/31/2023
  Time: 7:00:00 PM

Monday, January 30, 2023
 Men's Top Stories

X-Men Pick Up Big Road Win at UConn
Xavier checked a major box Wednesday night posting a gritty hang with 'em 82-79 BIG EAST Road win vs UConn at Storrs snapping Huskies' 17 game win streak on campus at Gampel Pavilion. XU advances to 17-4, 9-1 BE(1st Place), 5-1 on the road. Muskies grab a valuable Quad 1 NET win over UConn which started the evening rated #6 NET. A road win over a Top 10 NET team is about as good as it gets in the basketball analytics world. X(#13 AP Top 25-#12 Coaches' Poll) might jump back into the Top 10 w/ a win against Creighton Saturday in Omaha(12:15 PM EST on CBS). Muskies dominated 1st half leading 39-24 at the break. XU won all 5 1st half 4 minute wars and led by as many as 17.

Offensive Outburst Leads X Past Georgetown
Xavier regained its offensive mojo Saturday at Cintas outscoring Georgetown 95-82-improving to 16-4 overall and retaining 1st place in BIG EAST at 8-1. Marquette kept pace-a half game back(8-2) w/ a 74-53 pounding of Seton Hall at the Rock and PC stayed one game back(7-2) w/ a 75-64 victory over DePaul. Wednesday's 73-72 Muskie loss at DePaul might seemed like it's fading in the rear view mirror bu Sean Miller is far from a happy camper. G-town PG Primo Spears dropped 37 points on XU-scoring off the dribble at will-triggering 31 shots and adding 11 assists. He more than made up for the absence of Hoya's #2 scorer Brandon Murray(shoulder and leg injuries).

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 Women's Top Stories

Lady Musketeers Fall to Butler
Xavier women's basketball dropped a 79-65 BIG EAST game vs Butler on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Cintas Center. The Musketeers move to 7-6 (0-4 BIG EAST), while the Bulldogs improve to 6-7 (1-3 BIG EAST). Mackayla Scarlett led the Musketeers in scoring with 16 points, her 21st career game in double figures. She matched her career high in rebounding with seven rebounds, two steals and one assist.

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