Xavier Rumors & News

  • Xavier's Trevon Bluiett opts out of NBA draft in favor of senior season

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Trevon Bluiett is returning to Xavier and the Cintas Center for one last season. Xavier basketball confirmed Tuesday before 8 p.m. that Bluiett is withdrawing his name from NBA Draft consideration and will suit up for the Musketeers’ 2017-18 season. “Trevon is one of the best players in all..." May 24

  • Enes Kanter's brother Kerem withdraws from draft; will play at Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Transfer prospect Kareem Kanter will suit up for Chris Mack's Xavier Musketeers in 2017-18. Kanter, a 6-foot-10 graduate transfer out of Wisconsin-Green Bay, committed in April to both Xavier and the pre-NBA Draft process. With the Wednesday deadline to stay in or withdraw from the draft..." May 22

  • Xavier's Trevon Bluiett facing possession charge

    Indianapolis Star "Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett was arrested Monday afternoon on one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish, according to Hamilton County Jail records. He was arrested in Carmel just before 3:30 p.m., according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Two weeks ago,..." April 11

  • Xavier's Bluiett testing NBA draft waters

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Trevon Bluiett might still have another year of NCAA basketball in him. Bluiett confirmed to The Enquirer Friday afternoon he'll test the NBA Draft waters this spring but won't hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of a return to Xavier University. Such a return wouldn't be..." April 01

  • Xavier's Mack turns down $4M per year offer from Georgetown

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Georgetown, a Big East rival of Xavier's, "put out strong feelers" to the Musketeers' head coach, Chris Mack, with $4 million per year to offer, according to a report from ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, who added that Mack is staying at Xavier. According to USA TODAY Sports' database of salaries,..." April 01

  • Gonzaga crushes Xavier, reaches first Final Four

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As the clock wound down to secure an elusive trip to the Final Four, Gonzaga coach Mark Few hugged star guard Nigel Williams-Goss as he left the floor. Then he allowed himself a good cry. "Tears of joy," Few said. "It makes your heart warm, 365 degrees Celsius ... maybe..." March 25

  • Late rally lifts No. 11 Xavier to upset of No. 2 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sean Miller knows what it feels like to take Xavier to the Elite Eight. Now he knows the bitter feeling of being on the other side. Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points and fed center Sean O'Mara for the game-winning layup with 44 seconds remaining as..." March 24

  • Arizona's Sean Miller says he got outcoached by Xavier's Chris Mack

    USA Today "Arizona coach Sean Miller was pointing fingers after his second-seeded Wildcats lost to No. 11 Xavier 73-71 Thursday night at the SAP Center. He pointed them mostly at himself, suggesting he was outcoached by his counterpart, Xavier’s Chris Mack. “He had his way with us tonight,’’ Miller..." March 24

  • No. 11 seed Xavier stuns No. 3 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Xavier used a harassing zone defense to stifle Florida State on one end of the floor and rode a balanced scoring attack to put the Seminoles away on the other end. Once a bubble team that was the last to hear its name called on Selection Sunday, No. 11 seed Xavier is headed..." March 18

  • Bluiett lifts No. 11 Xavier past No. 6 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett watched yet another 3-pointer find the bottom of the net, he turned back upcourt with one hand in the air to signal what everyone else in the Amway Center already knew. After a dismal first half, the team's leading scorer was spurring one of..." March 16

  • Patton, Foster fuel Creighton past Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Patton and Marcus Foster scored 21 points apiece to help Creighton beat Xavier 75-72 in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cole Huff scored 11 points for sixth-seeded Creighton (25-8). Khyri Thomas had 10 points and..." March 11

  • Xavier advances in Big East behind Bluiett

    The Sports Xchange "Trevon Bluiett scored all of his team-leading 17 points in the second half to help Xavier maintain its NCAA Tournament hopes with a 75-64 victory over DePaul in a first-round Big East Conference tournament game Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Quentin Goodin and J.P...." March 09

  • Xavier scores key upset of No. 18 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "Trevon Bluiett knew what the situation called for, but he wanted to be a little bit diplomatic. With the score tied and Xavier's season on the line, the junior also knew it wasn't a time to be timid. Musketeers coach Chris Mack drew up a play for his standout guard and Bluiett drained..." March 09

  • Xavier spoils DePaul's final game at Allstate Arena

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Trevon Bluiett spoiled DePaul's final game at Allstate Arena as he delivered a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds to pace Xavier to a 79-65 win over the Blue Demons on Saturday afternoon in a Big East regular-season finale at Rosemont, Ill. Senior guard Malcolm Bernard added 13..." March 04

  • Marquette sends Xavier to sixth consecutive loss

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Andrew Rowsey scored 20 points and Jajuan Johnson added 19 as Marquette had five players in double figures in a 95-84 victory over reeling Xavier on Wednesday night at Cintas Center. Marquette (18-11, 9-8 Big East) kept alive its hopes of earning the No. 3 seed in the upcoming..." March 02

  • No. 22 Butler bests Xavier behind Martin's 25

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Butler Bulldogs have plenty of basketball yet to play, but coach Chris Holtmann doesn't want to diminish what his team accomplished this week with road wins against No. 2 Villanova and Xavier. "At some point, the guys will look back at this week and be incredibly proud of..." February 26

  • Seton Hall hands Xavier fourth consecutive loss

    The Sports Xchange "Angel Delgado scored a game-high 25 points, Desi Rodriguez added 22, and Seton Hall pulled away in the second half for a 71-64 victory over Xavier in a Big East game on Wednesday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N,J. Delgado also collected 13 rebounds as the Pirates (17-10, 7-8 Big East)..." February 22

  • Freshman's nine 3-pointers carry Marquette past Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "Seventeen-year-old freshman Markus Howard tied a program record with nine 3-pointers and scored 34 points as Marquette snapped a two-game losing streak with an 83-61 rout of Xavier on Saturday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Howard became just the second true freshman in Marquette..." February 18

  • Cartwright, Bullock lead Providence over Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "Kyron Cartwright totaled 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Providence scored 46 points in the second half to beat Xavier 75-63 on Wednesday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Rodney Bullock added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jalen Lindsey scored 13 for the..." February 15

  • No. 2 Villanova wins fifth straight, routs No. 24 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Villanova coach Jay Wright wasn't aware his team had been awarded the No. 1 overall seed in the initial NCAA Tournament committee rankings released Saturday, a couple hours before the Wildcats took a significant step toward earning that coveted top seed with a hard-fought win at..." February 11

  • No. 24 Xavier rolls past DePaul

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Big East Conference schedule is unforgiving, but to this point, Xavier has held serve since losing point guard Edmond Sumner to a season-ending knee injury. Much of that success can be attributed to the steady play of freshman Quentin Goodin, who replaced Sumner at the..." February 08

  • Musketeers hang on to beat No. 22 Bluejays

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Xavier survived three late turnovers Saturday that Creighton couldn't convert into points as the Musketeers held on for an 82-80 Big East Conference basketball victory over the No. 22-ranked Bluejays. The win for the Musketeers (17-6, 7-3 Big East) before a CenturyLink Center..." February 04

  • Bluiett carries Xavier past Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 24 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 4.4 seconds left, lifting Xavier to a 72-70 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday night at Cintas Center. The Musketeers (16-6, 6-3 Big East) were playing their first game since point guard Edmond Sumner sustained..." February 02

  • Xavier loses Edmond Sumner for season after ACL tear

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier's men's basketball team lost sophomore guard Edmond Sumner to a season-ending ACL tear, the team announced in a release Monday. The injury was sustained in the Musketeers' win over St. John's at Madison Square Garden Sunday. An MRI confirmed the result. Team doctor Robert Burger said..." January 30

  • No. 24 Xavier tops St. John's, but loses Sumner

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Xavier ended its three-game losing streak with an 82-77 win over St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, but the No. 24 Musketeers may have lost their star point guard for quite some time. Edmund Sumner, who leads Xavier (15-6, 5-3 Big East) in assists and is second in..." January 29

  • No. 19 Cincinnati snaps slide against No. 24 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- No. 19 Cincinnati had grown tired of losing to crosstown rival Xavier, which had beaten them three straight years. After trailing the Musketeers by eight points at halftime Thursday night, the Bearcats decided enough was enough. Jacob Evans scored 21 points and Troy Caupain..." January 26

  • No. 22 Xavier halts three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Coming off the toughest three-game stretch in program history, which resulted in three straight losses, No. 22 Xavier badly needed a win on Sunday against Georgetown. Banged up point guard Edmond Sumner and the Musketeers outmuscled the Hoyas to snap their skid. Trevon..." January 22

  • Patton's putback helps No. 7 Creighton edge No. 22 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Creighton built an 11-point lead in the second half Monday without injured point guard Maurice Watson Jr. But it was in the closing minutes with their backs against the wall in a hostile environment that the Bluejays learned to win without him. Justin Patton's putback with 49..." January 16

  • No. 12 Butler slips past No. 15 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- It was tale of two halves for both Butler and freshman Kamar Baldwin. The freshman guard scored all of his career-high 21 points in the second half to lead the No. 12 Bulldogs to an 83-78 victory over No. 15 Xavier in a Big East Conference game on Saturday at Hinkle..." January 14

  • Jenkins lifts No. 3 Villanova to rout of No. 15 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Kris Jenkins hit one of the biggest shots in Villanova history when he connected on the game-winning 3-pointer to defeat North Carolina for last season's national championship. Instead of reveling in the moment forever, Jenkins is solely focused on this season. That shot..." January 10

  • Xavier to reinstate Myles Davis from suspension

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier head coach Chris Mack announced Saturday that suspended guard Myles Davis will be reinstated to the Musketeers' program, effective Sunday. Davis missed the first 15 games this season as part of an indefinite suspension instituted by Mack Sept. 1. Mack didn't cite specific reasons for the..." January 08

  • No. 17 Xavier holds off Georgetown behind Sumner's 28

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Guard Trevon Bluiett, who entered the game averaging 19.2 points per contest, missed all 10 shots from the field and finished with just one point. Sophomore guard Edmond Sumner left a tense game when he bumped his knee with less than seven minutes left after his team..." December 31

  • No. 17 Xavier tops Providence to open Big East schedule

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Just when Edmond Sumner's teammates think they've seen it all, the Xavier point guard reaches deeper into his bag of tricks. On Wednesday night, Sumner drove the lane, hung in the air and scooped in a one-handed floater while being fouled and falling backward. "I went back to..." December 28

  • Sumner leads No. 17 Xavier past Eastern Washington

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner has been dealing with a hand issue for the past couple weeks, requiring his fingers to be taped. But after committing six turnovers with only two assists in a win over Wake Forest on Saturday, Sumner chose to go tape-less on Tuesday night. The..." December 20

  • Colorado hands No. 13 Xavier second straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "BOULDER, Colo. -- Tad Boyle has been left out of the Big Dance with a 20-win team. He's hoping a signature win in the nonconference season will beef up the Colorado Buffaloes' resume. Derrick White scored a season-high 23 points, Xavier Johnson had 18, and Colorado beat No. 13 Xavier 68-66..." December 08

  • Lecomte, No. 9 Baylor too strong for No. 7 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- This college basketball season isn't even a month old but Baylor has already put together a rock-solid NCAA Tournament resume. The ninth-ranked Bears added another impressive bullet point as they dismissed No. 7 Xavier, 76-61, on Saturday at the Ferrell Center. Baylor..." December 03

  • Bluiett leads unbeaten Xavier over ND State

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Xavier junior guard Trevon Bluiett lost around 20 pounds during the offseason to get quicker and more athletic to the rim. The result is Bluiett becoming a more complete player, something that was on display Tuesday night. Bluiett scored 23 points with five rebounds and seven..." November 29