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Xavier Musketeers

Coverage of the Xavier Musketeers’ run in the NCAA tournament.

Sports >  NCAA basketball

No. 4 Xavier can topple No. 3 Villanova in Big East showdown

Xavier has a chance to play for a Big East regular-season title on its home court. The fourth-ranked Musketeers can take control of the league race by beating No. 3 Villanova on Saturday at the Cintas Center, where they’re unbeaten this season. It’s a showdown they’ve long awaited.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett arrested on marijuana possession charge

Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett is facing a marijuana possession charge following a suburban Indianapolis traffic stop. Carmel police say the 22-year-old from Indianapolis was arrested Monday on one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. He was released on bond Tuesday from the Hamilton County Jail. Police say Bluiett was pulled over for driving about 75 mph in a 55 mph zone after failing to signal a lane change. Police say officers smelled marijuana.

Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Nigel Williams-Goss snaps out of slump with 23 points

UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss doesn’t cut Nigel Williams-Goss much slack. The Zags’ leading scorer has been in a bit of an offensive slump during the NCAA Tournament, but he had 23 points in GU’s 83-59 victory over Xavier on Saturday. “I’m still not at my best,” Williams-Goss said.

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Day after Xavier

I didn’t travel to Cincinnati but I put together a game recap of Gonzaga's 72-65 win over Xavier from the TV broadcast and the help of quotes sent by Gonzaga SID Oliver Pierce. And I put together a day-after Xavier post below. Here are the...
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Gonzaga earns big road win

Gonzaga, playing just its second true road game of the season, knocked off Xavier 72-65 on Saturday in Cincinnati. The Bulldogs' sixth straight win hiked their record to 11-2 and could trigger a return to the Top 25 rankings. GU and Xavier (9-4) were receiving...
News >  Idaho

Gonzaga 72, Xavier 65

Xavier guard Tu Holloway (52) works against Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday in Cincinnati. Gonzaga beat formerly No. 8-ranked Xavier 72-65. SR game story here. And: ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) Boise State...

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Zags face full-strength Xavier

Mark Few isn't putting much stock in Xavier's recent three-game losing streak. The team wasn't at full strength following the suspensions from a brawl near the end of the Cincinnati game. For the first time since thumping Cincinnati, the Musketeers will have their complete roster,...
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Louisville upsets to fill Spokane Regional

There will be no rubber match between Gonzaga and Xavier in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament as the second-seeded Muskateers just got smoked down the stretch by seventh-seeded Louisville. Read one.
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Gonzaga-Xavier game story

Back with my expanded game story from Gonzaga's 64-54 win over Xavier on Wednesday. You can read it here. Check back tomorrow morning for a day-after post.
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Gray not suited up

Gonzaga's Steven Gray isn't suited up while his teammates go through pre-game drills for tonight's showdown with Xavier at 8. Gray left Saturday's win over Baylor with back spasms and didn't practice Monday or Tuesday. No starters listed on the scoreboard as of 7:15.
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View from Xavier

A couple of links prior to the Gonzaga-Xavier game: Previews in Cincinnati Enquirer and S-R, and a Blanchette column on Marquise Carter. Sounds like Steven Gray wasn't able to practice Tuesday. He sat out Monday, too.
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Zags, Musketeers meet in the MAC

Gonzaga faces Xavier in yet another tough non-conference match Wednesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Here's my preview that will run in tomorrow's S-R.