Xavier Rumors & News

  • 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

  • No. 9 Xavier doubles up on Northern Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Playing a good shooting team like Northern Iowa twice in six days is a unique challenge. But ninth-ranked Xavier handled the situation as well as possible on Saturday afternoon. "You're not going to put a whole lot in," said Musketeers head coach Chris Mack. "The personnel's..." November 26

  • No. 11 Xavier tops UNI to take Tire Pros Invite

    The Sports Xchange "It is only November, but Xavier coach Chris Mack believes his team's performance this week in winning the Tire Pros Invitational will pay off in March. Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner combined for 38 points, and No. 11 Xavier knocked off scrappy Northern Iowa 67-59 Sunday in the tournament..." November 20

  • Macura's career-high 28 leads No. 11 Xavier past Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- It seemed like Xavier's J.P. Macura was playing a game of H-O-R-S-E, and winning time and time again. Regardless of his launch point, Macura seldom missed Friday afternoon, scoring a career-high 28 points as No. 11 Xavier held off Clemson 83-77 in the semifinals of the Tire..." November 18

  • No. 11 Xavier edges Missouri in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The deck appeared to be stacked against 11th-ranked Xavier in the second half of Thursday's game against the Missouri Tigers at the Tire Pros Invitational. Leading Xavier scorer Trevon Bluiett spent most of the second half on the bench with four fouls, and RaShid Gaston and..." November 17

  • No. 11 Xavier blasts Buffalo in foul-plagued game

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- With barely two days to prepare for Monday night's game against Buffalo, Xavier didn't have much time to work on its defense after Lehigh scored 81 points in Friday night's regular-season opener. "Practice these past couple days was really geared toward defense," said forward..." November 14

  • Bluiett, Sumner lift No. 7 Xavier past Lehigh

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI – According to the stat sheet, junior guard Trevon Bluiett had a monster game for 7th-ranked Xavier on Friday, scoring a career-high 25 points with 11 rebounds and three assists. But, after his team’s sloppy effort in an 84-81 victory over Lehigh in the regular season opener at..." November 11

  • Xavier lands huge addition with commit of 4-star PG Paul Scruggs

    Today's U "Xavier coach Chris Mack landed himself a huge commitment Friday when class of 2017 four-star point guard Paul Scruggs offered up verbal pledge to play for the Musketeers. Scruggs took to Twitter to make his announcement. “I am blessed to say that I am committed to Xavier University,” Scruggs..." October 15

  • XU's Tyrique Jones fully eligible

    Cincinnati Enquirer "While the Myles Davis suspension remains in a holding pattern, there is some good news on the Xavier front: Tyrique Jones is eligible. The 6-foot-9 forward has been cleared academically and deemed a full qualifier, giving Xavier another option in the frontcourt. Jones will have a chance to..." September 20

  • Xavier's Myles Davis suspended indefinitely

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier coach Chris Mack announced Thursday night that senior guard Myles Davis has been suspended indefinitely. While Mack did not cite specific reasons, court documents show that Davis is facing a second criminal charge involving his former girlfriend, Kiley Stoll." September 02

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