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Xavier promotes Travis Steele to coach, replacing Chris Mack

Xavier has hired assistant Travis Steele as its head coach, keeping with its custom of promoting from within and maintaining continuity. Steele has been an assistant at Xavier for 10 …


FSU comeback and payback as Seminoles oust top-seeded Xavier

The Florida State Seminoles are on their way to the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 for the first time since 2011 after upsetting top-seeded Xavier with a furious comeback.


Athletic, deep Florida State upsets Xavier to earn Sweet 16 matchup with Gonzaga

A surprise obstacle is in Gonzaga’s path to the Elite Eight. Florida State staged a late rally to knock off top-seeded Xavier 75-70 on Sunday, setting up Thursday’s Sweet 16 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Xavier suspects Florida State wants revenge in NCAA rematch

Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier Rathan-Mayes all are gone, the first two drafted into the NBA. Florida State has only one starter back from a year ago when the …


Top-seeded Xavier easily handles Texas Southern 102-83

The Xavier Musketeers looked every bit like a No. 1 seed their first time around in the role at an NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Xavier gets No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament West Region

Xavier has followed one of the best regular seasons in program history with its first No. 1 NCAA Tournament seeding. The Musketeers are No. 1 in the West Region and …


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 …


Men’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 5 Xavier beats Butler for 10th straight victory

J.P. Macura scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half to get Xavier rolling, and Trevon Bluiett had 21 points as the fifth-ranked Musketeers won their 10th in …


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 …


Chris Webber calls GU-Xavier game, then shows he’s a hoops fan

Chris Webber’s job was done as an analyst on TBS’ telecast of the Gonzaga-Xavier game. He quickly resumed just being a college basketball fan.


Gonzaga’s Zach Collins blows whistle on himself for getting in foul trouble

Zach Collins was his usual productive self Saturday but he wasn’t on the floor long.


Xavier scores strange first-half bucket, just misses another

J.P. Macura’s three-quarter court heave at the end of the half was a split second too late, meaning a shot that did not count overshadowed an ever rarer one that …


Xavier’s Macura not afraid to take on Gonzaga’s bigs

On Friday, Xavier head coach Chris Mack said getting over 7-foot-1, 300-pound Przemek Karnowski wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Gonzaga’s biggest advantage was depth in the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga has earned those tears, turning them from agony to joy

When he saw the subs being sent to the scorer’s table – the basketball valedictory – the emotions finally burst inside of Nigel Williams-Goss. He sprinted to a corner where …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Former Gonzaga players take to social media to send congratulations for Final Four berth

Gonzaga coach Mark Few held up the West Region championship trophy with a big smile on his face.


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

Nigel Williams-Goss snaps out of slump with 23 points

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Josh Perkins’ first dunk stymied by unexpected defender

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins swiped a pass and was racing downcourt for his first college dunk. Teammates constantly needle Perkins because the 6-3 sophomore guard hasn’t dunked in a game, but …


Gonzaga happily obliges when Xavier dares Bulldogs to shoot 3-pointers in Elite Eight

Xavier had a defensive game plan against Gonzaga: Let the Bulldogs shoot 3-pointers.


Johnathan Williams was the Best in the West

Johnathan Williams elevated his play with each successive NCAA Tournament game and on Saturday was named the Most Outstanding Player of the West Region.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

Gonzaga returns to form, reaches Final Four with rout over Xavier

Gonzaga wasn’t at its best while winning its first three games in the NCAA tournament. But the Zags were on Saturday when it mattered the most. They looked like the …


Gonzaga-Xavier: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 83-59 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 83-59 win over Xavier on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the SAP Center in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s joy only matched by Xavier’s sorrow

Of all the NCAA’s dubious rules – and unless this is your time reading an article about college sports you know there are some doozies – the cruelest is the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:35 a.m.

TV Take: Nothing – not even that pesky ‘monkey’ – gets in Gonzaga’s way

“Gonzaga is headed to the Final Four.” And with that Brian Anderson statement seconds after the Bulldogs’ 83-59 Elite Eight victory over Xavier ended, Zags fans around the nation could …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Gonzaga leaves no doubt, routs Xavier to earn trip to Final Four

Gonzaga knocked on the Final Four door twice before. The Zags didn’t bother knocking Saturday. They kicked the door down, trampling Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional final along the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

LIVE Updates: (1) Gonzaga vs. (11) Xavier

SAN JOSE, Calif. – FINAL: Mark Few and Gonzaga have finally done it.


Gonzaga-Xavier men’s basketball history

Gonzaga’s last hurdle before reaching the program’s first Final Four is the Xavier Musketeers, whom the Bulldogs have beaten three times in their four meetings.


Gonzaga-Xavier key matchups

Gonzaga’s defensive priority against Xavier is dealing with 6-foot-6 junior wing Trevon Bluiett. The versatile Bluiett has made 11 3-pointers and scored at least 20 points in all three of …


Matchup allows Xavier to get a load of Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski

SAN JOSE, Calif. – It seems like every team that doesn’t regularly play Gonzaga throughout the season meets the Zags with open mouths and wide eyes. Their shock is usually …


Bulldogs won’t panic about Nigel Williams-Goss’ offensive numbers in NCAA Tournament

Seconds after West Virginia missed its final shot at a chance for overtime on Thursday, Gonzaga’s celebration ensued.


Gonzaga faces red-hot Xavier with Final Four spot on the line

In coach Mark Few’s mind, Gonzaga has gone from facing one of the most unique styles in college basketball to one of hottest teams left in the NCAA tournament.