One of the top-tier Big East teams played an extremely close game against a bottom-tier Big East team Wednesday night. The game went all the way down to the wire, where the bottom-feeder had a chance in their last possession to send the miracle of a game into overtime. That was a match-up in Philadelphia between Villanova and DePaul. In Cincinnati, the complete opposite unfolded. Continue reading “Xavier Opens Big East Play in Style”
Ah, it’s already that time of the year. Presents have been opened, it’s not quite New Year’s, and conference play is just about to commence. Xavier opens Big East play this year against a Providence team sans-Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil, so they won’t exactly be the same test they were last season.
This Xavier team has given fans some cause for concern, but there has been much reassurance that it’s still only December. So, when Eastern Washington exploded out to a 22-11 lead in the first half, worry filled the Twitosphere that Xavier was in trouble of dropping a buy game to the Eagles. Xavier’s shots weren’t falling, and it seemed like Eastern Washington could chuck it up from anywhere and it would find the bottom of the net. Continue reading “Xavier Flies Past Eagles and Into Conference Play”
If you have been following @NorwoodHardwood on Twitter, you may be wondering why there was no game recap from Wake Forest and why the account was suddenly tweeting about Rick Harrison’s Pawn Shop yesterday. Well, the only option for Saturday’s men’s game was to listen to the Wake game at 38,000 feet on a spotty wifi connection as we traveled across the country to Las Vegas. Continue reading “When in Vegas, Play Basketball”
Some of you are Xavier students that had no idea the school existed three years ago, but when you applied and they gave you great money, you accepted. Some of you knew about Xavier, but only started following the team since you’ve been here. Then others of you reading this are life-long Xavier supporters; those that bleed navy and white. Whoever you are and however you ended up a part of the Musketeer community, you have been thrust into the culture of winning basketball, and that culture was entrenched during the Skip Prosser era. So who was he? Why do Xavier and Wake Forest play a game honoring him every year? Continue reading “What is the Skip Prosser Classic?”
After dropping consecutive games on the road and causing mass hysteria in the Xavier community, the Musketeers got back on track with a 77-69 win over the Utah Utes. Continue reading “Musketeers Top Utes to End Skid”
What’s a Ute?
Xavier has had a penchant this season for playing bison/buffalo. Three times this year already, the Musketeers have gone on successful hunts. Today however, it’s a match-up with the Utah Utes. What is a Ute you might ask? Well, here’s the description from Utah’s website: Continue reading “What’s a Ute? That and More on Today’s Game”
We’re going to keep this short and sweet. Xavier has lost two games in a row, something they didn’t do all of last season. In fact, you have to go two seasons back, to 2014-2015, to find the last time this has happened. Continue reading “Don’t Worry. Onwards and Upwards.”
The Musketeers (7-1) are traveling to Colorado in search of a bounce back win, as they take on the Buffaloes (6-2) at 9 p.m. tonight. Chris Mack is 11-12 all time in true road games (thank you @RetireFiftyTu for the stat), and will be tested yet again with a tough Colorado squad. Continue reading “Musketeers Look to Rebound Against Colorado”
There is usually an underlying theme in Xavier’s big losses, and there is generally an overwhelming frustration that the game was lost through one particular statistic or at one specific point. Last year against Creighton, it was an atrocious shooting performance. Against Villanova, Edmond Sumner was crushed on the court shortly after tip-off. Continue reading “Baylor’s Second Half Buries Xavier”