Fifth-ranked Xavier avoided its fourth loss of the season thanks to a fortuitous foul call with less than a second remaining, just moments after fouling a Creighton three-point attempt that gave the Bluejays a very short-lived lead.
“We could not guard them,” said Arizona head coach Sean Miller after his second-seeded Wildcats were upset by No. 11 Xavier last night. One imagines that he was talking specifically about Xavier junior guard Trevon Bluiett.
Despite what ESPN and the like would have you think, there are no Cinderellas left in this year’s NCAA tournament—the real Cinderellas were offed by programs designed to chew up teams with limited talent and depth.
With Rhode Island’s three-point loss to a short-handed Oregon squad on Sunday night, the NCAA locked in its third consecutive mid-major-free Sweet 16 (Gonzaga is a national powerhouse and has been for 20 years, they don’t count.) Believe it or not, the last underdog, no-name team to break through to the second…
Xavier men’s basketball player J.P. Macura was arrested this morning at a bar in Oakley, a neighborhood in Cincinnati. According to a police report obtained by WCPO, the 20-year-old Macura pulled his pants down at R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub and showed police a fellow Xavier athlete’s ID.
Bronson Koenig’s three-pointer as time expired finished a late comeback by Wisconsin as the Badgers knocked off second-seeded Xavier, 66-63. Wisconsin was down as much as nine points in the final seven minutes of the game, but a series of Musketeers mistakes allowed the Badgers back into the game.
America's favorite Uber driver was dominant against Arizona tonight, scoring 17 points and claiming 10 rebounds. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to lead the Musketeers to a win. While Arizona deservedly moves on to the Elite Eight, we mourn the end of goofy-looking Matt Stainbrook's college career. In memoriam,…
Xavier's J.P. Macura took a basketball to the face. Here's the isolated crowd audio of fans reacting to seeing the replay:
First thought: Wait, are they really? There is such a thing as too much, right?
Cincinnati continued its undefeated run to start the 2012-2013 college basketball season with a 60-45 win last night over Xavier in the Crosstown Rivalry. Of greater interest than the final score, though, is that the game happened at all—and in such cordial fashion. Last year's UC-X game, of course, ended much uglier…
This is too weird to believe if we hadn't received multiple tips about it, and here's WLW 700 host Bill Cunningham on yesterday's program relating that he, too, had heard about Xavier president Fr. Michael Graham's bizarre behavior during the brawl that broke out in the Crosstown Shootout.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like people who say sound fundamentals are just as exciting as dunks. They're right....sometimes! Then again, sometimes lousy fundamentals can be exciting too.
The Golden Gophers have a championship-winning coach and solid team play. Xavier's Jordan Crawford dunked on LeBron. This one should get the Bradley Center rocking. Order a thematically appropriate sandwich and comment — pretty sure that's what Sean Miller's doing.
The clock inexplicably stops to give the home team extra time on their last possession. The refs huddle up and decide to end the game before the visitors can have theirs. You're damn right there's going to be controversy.
Once upon a time, Xavier coach Sean Miller did Harlem Globetrotter tricks as a 12-year-old, and ESPN reporters rocked the WKRP In Cincinnati Herb Tarlek sports jacket. It was truly sports media's golden age.
East Region: No. 1 Pittsburgh (30-4) vs. No. 4 Xavier (27-7)
When: Thursday, 7:27 p.m., EDT
Where: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
1) Sean Miller A Pitt grad and former Pitt assistant coach. Often touted as Jamie Dixon's eventual replacement, Miller currently spends his time as the head…