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Key Stats from Last Week in Xavier Basketball: Ohio and UC

Key Stats from Last Week in Xavier Basketball: Ohio and UC

Xavier split its games this week, beating Ohio by 21 but losing to UC by 15. It was an up and down week for the Musketeers. It took 30 minutes to pull away from Ohio, but they closed out that game well en-route to a 21 point victory. Against UC it was almost the opposite. They started out well, kept the game close for 15 minutes, before UC pulled away over the last 25. There are plenty of stats that point to why they fell to UC and ended up pulling away from OU. The reasons are mostly in line with season long trends, though a couple fall outside this category. 9.9-22.8 This is how...
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 9, 2018
Takeaways: Crosstown Shootout sends Xavier University 'back to the drawing board'

Takeaways: Crosstown Shootout sends Xavier University 'back to the drawing board'

Not a lot went right Saturday for Xavier in the Crosstown Shootout. Now, its gut-check time for the Musketeers going forward         
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 8, 2018
Instant analysis | Neighborhood road trip to UC proves treacherous for Xavier in Shootout

Instant analysis | Neighborhood road trip to UC proves treacherous for Xavier in Shootout

Xavier didnt have a response to Cincinnatis run Saturday in the Crosstown Shootout. Heres a look at what went wrong for the Musketeers         
Xavier loses to UC 62-47: Shootout Recap

Xavier loses to UC 62-47: Shootout Recap

UC got the better of Xavier today in nearly every area, defeating the Musketeers 62-47. The game was tight from the opening tip, as neither team was able to lead by more than three points through the first six minutes. UC led Xavier 9-6 with 13:49 left in the first half. Justin Jenifer was the engine for UC in this time, scoring three points and dishing out two assists. The back and forth affair continued, as Xavier managed to outscore UC 7-3 to lead 13-12 with 10:58 left, due to three-pointers from Quentin Goodin and Naji Marshall. UC briefly took the lead, 14-13, before Ryan Welage...
Xavier’s ailing big men will be a key to Saturday’s Crosstown Shootout

Xavier’s ailing big men will be a key to Saturday’s Crosstown Shootout

Tyrique Jones got his bell rung and Zach Hankins is coming back from the flu; Xavier needs them at full strength against UC. With 2:11 left in the game against Ohio U and Xavier putting the finishing touches on a 26-7 run that would take the game from contested to laughable, Tyrique Jones stepped up to take a charge from Bobcats guard Teyvion Kirk. As the combined forces of the impact and gravity sent Ty to the floor, the back of his head connected with the knee of Bobcats center Doug Taylor. By the time a woozy Jones was helped to the locker room several minutes later, Xavier fans were...
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 7, 2018
Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout: Here's how Xavier beats UC, injury updates

Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout: Here's how Xavier beats UC, injury updates

Heres a look at Saturdays 86th Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout, centered on the Xavier Musketeers as they prepare for a trip to UC         
The Xavier Power Rankings are gearing up for the Crosstown Shootout

The Xavier Power Rankings are gearing up for the Crosstown Shootout

We take a Shootout focus twist in this episode of the undefeated, untied, Pulitzer Prize winning* power rankings. *not actually We usually break this one down by how irreplaceable each player on the roster is by some arcane and fluid formula of recent performance, past results, and my own whim. Today’s rankings are going to be a bit different, because the game Saturday is a bit different. In this edition of the Xavier Power Rankings, we’re going to look specifically at how much Xavier will need each player to be at his best to knock off UC. 10. Dontarius James I love you, Dontarius,...
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 5, 2018

GALLERY: Ohio at Xavier basketball, Dec. 5

The Xavier Musketeers hosted the Ohio Bobcats on Wednesday, Dec. 5.         
Xavier beats Ohio 82-61: Recap

Xavier beats Ohio 82-61: Recap

Xavier managed to get the win, 82-61 over Ohio, after struggling for a large portion of the contest. Xavier got off to its best start all season, scoring 12 while holding Ohio to just three points in the first three minutes. By the first media timeout with 15:28 left in the first half, Xavier led 15-5, shooting 75% from the field. Ohio would respond with an 11-0 run after a Ryan Welage three to make the score 18-16. With 11:12 left in the first half, Xavier only led 22-18. It was a game of runs for the next few minutes, as Xavier extended their lead to 27-18 before Ohio made it 27-26 with...
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 5, 2018
Live updates: Xavier Musketeers, Ohio Bobcats set to clash

Live updates: Xavier Musketeers, Ohio Bobcats set to clash

A live look as Xavier hosts the Ohio Bobcats on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Cintas Center         
Xavier v. THE Ohio University: Preview, Players, Keys to the Game, et c.

Xavier v. THE Ohio University: Preview, Players, Keys to the Game, et c.

Xavier takes on Ohio’s premier state university tonight at the Cintas. A week ago Xavier embarked on their best win of the season, brushing aside Miami and looking, for a moment, like a Big East power playing mildly meaningless early season games. Then came Saturday and the Musketeers struggling against an Oakland team that is going absolutely nowhere this reason. For every up this season has come a corresponding down as Xavier and Travis Steele slowly feel out a season in which the geography has completely changed around them. For Ohio the geography has not changed. They are still in the...
Cincinnati Enquirer Dec 4, 2018
Scouting report: Ohio Bobcats set to visit the Xavier Musketeers

Scouting report: Ohio Bobcats set to visit the Xavier Musketeers

Xavier will open its Cintas Center doors to the Ohio University Bobcats on Wednesday night. Heres a look at the game.         
Key Stats from This Week in Xavier Basketball: 11/27-12/3

Key Stats from This Week in Xavier Basketball: 11/27-12/3

This week saw Xavier continue its winning streak, defeating Miami (OH) and Oakland. One game was Xavier’s most complete performance of the season. The other was more inline with what we have seen from Xavier so far, taking the foot off the gas when up big and having to battle until the end. Xavier dominated Miami (OH), 82-55, in a game that featured very little to critique for the Musketeers. The game against Oakland was a little different, as Oakland only trailed 55-52 with 10:08 left in the game after Xavier led 50-39 with 16:07 left. One flashed potential, one showed where this team...
Sunday conversation is starting to worry about Quentin Goodin

Sunday conversation is starting to worry about Quentin Goodin

Also, Creighton is good, Xavier might have trouble going .500 in conference, and Brad is happy OSU is out. Joel Can someone who watched the game today tell me what’s wrong with my son? Bryan He is in love with his jumper. Donnie Especially long stepback twos. Joel Well it got him thoroughly outplayed by true freshman and zero-star recruit Braden Norris, a 5’11” white kid who weighs about a third of what Q benches. Meanwhile, Q got 33 minutes. Do we have nobody who can play while a member of the coaching staff explains to Quentin the expected point values of shots from various places...
Xavier 73-63 Oakland: Three Takeaways

Xavier 73-63 Oakland: Three Takeaways

X got this one across the line, barely, but had to struggle to get there. With a week to go until the Crosstown Shootout, Xavier could have used a tune up that involved breaking a minimal sweat while working out the kinks that remain from their early season struggles. What they got instead, was a rolling rock fight that would not have looked out of place across town where offense is considered optional. And where Xavier will be in a week. # Three point shooting is a concern Without the services of Easy Money Eli Harden, Xavier shot a ghastly 4-15 from deep, with Ryan Welage accounting for a...

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