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Xavier Musketeers

1. We're Pretty Sure Andre Smith Won't Attend Any Games This Week. Smith, who played for the Musketeers in 1993-94, was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison for the beating death of his neighbor with a Russian machete. Smith, 30, admitted hitting Maxim Dudinovin. Smith is the son of 1970's Cleveland Cavaliers star Bingo Smith.

2. Location, Location, Location. Boubacar Coly, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward from Senegal, chose Xavier over the University of Miami, Mississippi, Richmond and Southern Methodist because at Xavier, the gym is the closest to the freshman dorms. "That's a good spot," Coly said in 2004. "At a lot of schools, the gym is far away. It's hard to get to the gym."

3. They've Got Teen Wolf. After the North Carolina State Wolfpack passed on him because the whole name thing would have been just be too weird, Xavier finally grabbed guard Johnny Wolf, a freshman from their own back yard — St. Xavier High in Cincinnati (at one time the two schools were on the same campus). As in the movie Teen Wolf, Johnny Wolf's dad was also a basketball star at his school — Marty Wolf (1977-79) is in the Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame in both basketball and tennis. — Rick Chandler


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