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Cincinnati Enquirer Feb 5, 2023
Xavier's search for a silver lining without Zach Freemantle

Xavier's search for a silver lining without Zach Freemantle

"I believe we have a confident group, and there are a couple things that are happening right now that could solidify us."       
A year ago, Jerome Hunter had one fan; now he's Xavier's most important player

A year ago, Jerome Hunter had one fan; now he's Xavier's most important player

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports The often embattled forward has injected new life into his career and may have just rescued Xavier's season in the process. What did you think of Jerome Hunter last February? Be honest. A semi-heralded transfer from Indiana, he was, as the kids (used to?) say, straight up not having a good time. He played in 8 games that month, posting a line of 13/13/2 with 5 turnovers on .222/.143/.667 shooting. That wasn't one game; that was his production in 84 minutes of play. He also threw in 12 fouls for good measure. It was miserable to observe...
Cincinnati Enquirer Feb 2, 2023
Takeaways: A look at the performances that helped Xavier basketball beat Providence

Takeaways: A look at the performances that helped Xavier basketball beat Providence

Wednesday was a learning experience for Xavier which will play without Zach Freemantle. Sean Miller said he learned a lot from the win over Providence.       
Cincinnati Enquirer Feb 1, 2023
Big East Conference battle: No. 16 Xavier tops No. 17 Providence in OT thriller

Big East Conference battle: No. 16 Xavier tops No. 17 Providence in OT thriller

Big East battle: No. 16 Xavier Musketeers ekes out a thrilling, 85-83, victory in overtime against No. 17 Providence at sold-out Cintas Center.       
Cincinnati Enquirer Feb 1, 2023
PHOTOS: Providence Friars at Xavier Musketeers, Feb. 1

PHOTOS: Providence Friars at Xavier Musketeers, Feb. 1

View photos from the Top 25 matchup from staff photographer Kareem Elgazzar.       
Banners On The Parkway Jan 31, 2023
Zach Freemantle to miss at least a month

Zach Freemantle to miss at least a month

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Xavier’s elite big man is going to miss the meat of the Big East season Zach Freemantle is going to miss at least a month. Xavier’s elite big man is averaging 15.2/8.1/2.9 and shooting 58.5% from the floor. He has been everything Xavier fans could have possibly wanted this season, from his production to his attitude. This is an enormous loss for the team. The Musketeers were already wobbling a little bit, going 2-2 in their last four and getting run off the floor by Creighton in their last game. It was in that game that the...
Cincinnati Enquirer Jan 31, 2023
Zach Freemantle's injured. How does Xavier move forward without one of its stars?

Zach Freemantle's injured. How does Xavier move forward without one of its stars?

Xavier's men's basketball team caught a bad break on Tuesday with news that forward Zach Freemantle will miss four weeks with a foot injury       
Banners On The Parkway Jan 31, 2023
It’s no longer speculation; Zach Freemantle is out

It’s no longer speculation; Zach Freemantle is out

Albert Cesare/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Xavier will be without their starting forward for at least a month. UPDATE: Zach Freemantle is out a month with a foot injury Breaking: Xavier's Zach Freemantle will miss at least a month with a left foot injury, Sean Miller told @CBSSports. It's the same foot he had surgery on in 2021. Freemantle's among the most efficient bigs in the country: 15.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 58.5 FG%.Story: https://t.co/RsXn4eX19o— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 31, 2023 If you log into message boards or have heard about Twitter or just...
Banners On The Parkway Jan 30, 2023
A clear headed look at Xavier

A clear headed look at Xavier

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Xavier’s sample size is big enough. We know what this team is now. Oh, the difference between January 30th, 2022 and January 30th, 2023. Not only is the NFL playoff picture very different (welcome to the offseason Bengals fans, we in Cleveland have been here since mid-November), so is that of the Xavier Musketeers. Last year Xavier was also just returning from a trip to a very good Creighton. Same as this year, that game was dead and buried at halftime. Xavier was down 17 and couldn’t do anything right. They were, for the love of...
Banners On The Parkway Jan 28, 2023
Xavier 67-84 Creighton: Takeaways from a road beat down

Xavier 67-84 Creighton: Takeaways from a road beat down

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Xavier went on the road and just flat out didn’t show up in getting pounded by Creighton. We all knew coming in to this week that 1-1 was probably best case scenario. I don’t think anyone was expecting the loss to be like this, though. Xavier was at the CHI Health Center in body, but not in spirit. Brian O’Connell was there in his usual spirit of ruining basketball, and the Musketeers are heading back to Cincinnati having taken a serious beating that surely colors the way the Big East shakes out this season. Officiating changed the game If...
Cincinnati Enquirer Jan 28, 2023
No. 13 Xavier gets rocked by Creighton in first lopsided loss of the season

No. 13 Xavier gets rocked by Creighton in first lopsided loss of the season

Xavier's first four losses this season were by a combined 13 points. Creighton rolled over the Musketeers on Saturday 84-67       
Cincinnati Enquirer Jan 25, 2023
No. 13 Xavier hangs on for a massive road win at No. 19 UConn

No. 13 Xavier hangs on for a massive road win at No. 19 UConn

After a dominant first half in which Xavier led 39-24 at the break, the Musketeers had to weather a full-on attack in the second half.       
Banners On The Parkway Jan 23, 2023
Xavier Nation takes a deep breath

Xavier Nation takes a deep breath

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Xavier struggled to do much of anything last week. That doesn’t have to set the tone going forward, but it doesn’t get easier from here. That was not a good week for Xavier basketball. The Musketeers entered the week 17th in the KenPom, 18th in the NET, on an 11 game winning streak, and on the two seed line on the Bracket Matrix. They came out of the week 22nd, 25th, on a one game winning streak, and at the bottom of the three line. There is no world in which losing to DePaul and yawning your way past Georgetown is a good thing....
Cincinnati Enquirer Jan 21, 2023
No. 8 Xavier explodes offensively in win over Georgetown

No. 8 Xavier explodes offensively in win over Georgetown

Zach Freemantle posted a new career-high with 31 points and Xavier finished with 31 assists in a 95-82 win over Georgetown       
Banners On The Parkway Jan 18, 2023
It all goes wrong: Takeaways from a resume scarring loss to DePaul

It all goes wrong: Takeaways from a resume scarring loss to DePaul

It was a tough night for Colby | Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports The more things change, the more they stay the same On January 18th, 2022, Xavier was 18th in the KenPom rankings and 15th in the NET. They had a nice collection of Q1 one wins and they looked for all the world like they were steaming to a protected seed and an end to the tournament drought. The Musketeers were finally good again. On January 18th, 2023, Xavier was once again 18th in the KenPom and 17th in the NET. They had solid Q1 wins and looked for all the world like their current hot streak would carry...

Musketeers Player News

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    Zach Freemantle

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    Jerome Hunter

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  • Jack Nunge

    Jack Nunge

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    KyKy Tandy

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  • Colby Jones

    Colby Jones

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