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'More than I've ever been through.' How Jack Nunge has changed Xavier basketball

'More than I've ever been through.' How Jack Nunge has changed Xavier basketball

"Those guys see it, all those guys in the locker room know who he is and what he's about ... he's helped change our locker room in a good way, that's for sure."       
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 1, 2021
Nate Johnson stays hot, Xavier Musketeers roll over Central Michigan

Nate Johnson stays hot, Xavier Musketeers roll over Central Michigan

Wednesday was the second game in a row where Xavier's Nate Johnson was hotter than Harry Potter staring down a dragon       
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 1, 2021
Central Michigan Chippewas at Xavier Musketeers basketball, December 1

Central Michigan Chippewas at Xavier Musketeers basketball, December 1

The Xavier Musketeers hosted the Central Michigan Chippewas at Cintas Center on Wednesday, Dec. 1.       
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 1, 2021
VIDEO: Travis Steele on XU vs. Central Michigan

VIDEO: Travis Steele on XU vs. Central Michigan

Xavier men's basketball coach Travis Steele previews the Musketeers' Wednesday matchup against Central Michigan at Cintas Center       
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Controversy reigns at the top of the Xavier Power Rankings

Controversy reigns at the top of the Xavier Power Rankings

Coach Steele and I are both surprised and confused. | Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Digestive issues ravaged the team during the Preseason NIT and led to a big shuffle in the order. Last time we did this, Xavier was undefeated and - except for Zach Freemantle - healthy. Things change, and both of those facts did. Some serious tummy trouble tore through the team in New York, and the Muskies needed a gutty effort (pun!) to escape with a 1-1 record. We also learned something about how the roster shuffles out. With Freemantle still sidelined - though he has...
Banners On The Parkway Nov 30, 2021
Xavier can improve by fixing just one thing

Xavier can improve by fixing just one thing

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Xavier’s offense has struggled because of the shooting, but just getting shots has been a bigger problem. If you ask most Xavier fans what one thing the team needs to fix to become more successful on offense, the answer would be nearly unanimous. Xavier’s three point shooting has been abysmal this year. Despite two games in which the team shot over 45% from deep in a significant amount of attempts, for the season the Musketeers are shooting 29.9% from behind the arc. That’s really bad. Fix that and things look a lot rosier. After all, both of...
Cincinnati Enquirer Nov 30, 2021
Preview: Xavier's Zach Freemantle could make his season debut Wednesday against Central Michigan

Preview: Xavier's Zach Freemantle could make his season debut Wednesday against Central Michigan

Xavier forward Zach Freemantle will make his season debut on Wednesday when Central Michigan visits Cintas Center       
Banners On The Parkway Nov 27, 2021
Xavier’s time of testing

Xavier’s time of testing

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Xavier faced a trying time to start the season and may finally be looking at the light at the end of the tunnel. Xavier entered the season knowing one thing: in most matchups on most days, they would have the best player on the floor. Zach Freemantle was Xavier’s All Big East, team leading scorer, team leading rebounder, human cheat code. When all went south, throw the ball to Zach and let him work. Then, Xavier discovered that for at least six games, that security blanket would be gone. The offensive focal point of a team...
Cincinnati Enquirer Nov 27, 2021

Takeaways: Xavier basketball salvages holiday tournament with a gutsy win over Virginia Tech

Xavier's trip to New York was vomit-inducing, but after a loss to Iowa State, the Musketeers showed some resolve with a response against Virginia Tech       
Banners On The Parkway Nov 26, 2021
Xavier 59-58 Virginia Tech: Shorthanded Musketeers dig deep to knock off Hokies

Xavier 59-58 Virginia Tech: Shorthanded Musketeers dig deep to knock off Hokies

Who else were you expecting a picture of? | Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Nate Johnson took a Xavier team down three starters and carried them to a Quad 1 win. To explain what Xavier got out of their win tonight, it is important to first talk about what Xavier did not have entering tonight’s game against a Virginia Tech team that will likely represent a significant scalp when the time comes to compile NCAA Tournament resumes. First of all, the Musketeers came in without any semblance of the momentum they carried into the Barclay’s center after beating Ohio State...
Cincinnati Enquirer Nov 26, 2021

Xavier's Zach Freemantle medically cleared to return to basketball activities

Xavier junior forward Zach Freemantle was medically cleared to return to all basketball activities on Friday, head coach Travis Steele told The Enquirer       
Cincinnati Enquirer Nov 26, 2021
Down 3 starters, Xavier stuns Virginia Tech in the closing seconds

Down 3 starters, Xavier stuns Virginia Tech in the closing seconds

Nate Johnson's seven 3-pointers and 30 points lead the way       
Cincinnati Enquirer Nov 26, 2021
Non-COVID illness leaves Xavier basketball without starters against Virginia Tech

Non-COVID illness leaves Xavier basketball without starters against Virginia Tech

Xavier's likely to be without starters Colby Jones and Dieonte Miles on Friday against Virginia Tech. Adam Kunkel and Jerome Hunter are game-time decisions.       
Banners On The Parkway Nov 24, 2021
Takeaways from Xavier’s first loss of the season

Takeaways from Xavier’s first loss of the season

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Well... That was something Izaiah Brockington is left handed I just thought someone associated with Xavier should mention that. Moving on. Xavier cannot win when Paul Scruggs has a bad night Scruggs was 1-14 from the floor and turned the ball over five times. That leads to a 31 offensive efficiency and a Xavier loss. Without Scruggs scoring (or doing much else) Xavier’s offense struggled mightily. X got 10 from Dwon Odom, 24 from Jack Nunge, and 11 from Colby Jones. That should be enough to get a win. When Paul Scruggs is doing nothing, it...
Cincinnati Enquirer Nov 24, 2021
Defense falls flat as Xavier basketball suffers first loss of the season to Iowa State

Defense falls flat as Xavier basketball suffers first loss of the season to Iowa State

Defense is supposed to travel but the Xavier Musketeers didn't bring it with them on Wednesday night in New York       

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    'More than I've ever been through.' How Jack Nunge has changed Xavier basketball

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    Takeaways from Xavier’s first loss of the season

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    Preview: Xavier's Zach Freemantle could make his season debut Wednesday against Central Michigan

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    Nate Johnson stays hot, Xavier Musketeers roll over Central Michigan

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    Colby Jones

    Non-COVID illness leaves Xavier basketball without starters against Virginia Tech

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