(Photo Courtesy of the Edwardsville Intelligencer) For the 37th consecutive season, the Xavier Musketeers finish .500 or better in regular season conference play. Paul Scruggs lead the way for Xavier on his 21st Birthday with 22 points, 4 assists and six rebounds. Paul started the game scoring eight of Xavier's 10 points and then the rest of the team jumped on the good vibes to keep the Xavier offense rolling. Senior Ryan Welage contributed with 19 points shooting five for ei
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(Photo Courtesy of NCAA.com) If I had told you there was a 20-2 scoring run over a nearly 10 minute span in this game and didn't tell you the team who had the edge, chances are you'd say that it was Villanova, right? They've dominated Xavier since the Musketeers entered the Big East conference. They're the defending NCAA champions, and as Jon Rothstein tweets, they're a "Fortune 500 Company." Whatever that means, Jon. Phil Booth hit a huge three-point field goal to give Villa
(Photo Courtesy of Jeff McCurry) The 20 game win streak at BB&T Arena has come to an end for the NKU Norse. Senior night started off with a great ceremony for senior Drew McDonald and graduate transfer Zaynah Robinson, but the rest of the game was a battle. Cleveland St. as a team shot 51% from the field and 38% from 3 to hold on for victory in tonight's Horizon League battle. Forward Jaalam Hill had a few big highlight plays to go along with his 26 point, 12 rebound performa
(photo courtesy of Jeff McCurry) The Norse were in for a battle tonight in Horizon League play vs a Youngstown St team that came into BB&T Arena on a six game win streak. The Penguins fought to the end of the game surviving after losing their best player Darius Quisenberry getting strong contributions from additional players including Jelani Simmons and Garrett Covington. The Norse on the other hand got their usual big game from star player Drew McDonald who scored 27 points
(Photo courtesy of wxyz.com via google images) With just 22 seconds on the clock, Creighton looked like they were about to hand Xavier their 7th straight loss. But after an inbound error and a Quentin Goodin layup to lead Xavier to Overtime, Naji Marshall continued to find ways to take over the game and give Xavier their first win since January 13th. "I was really happy for our guys. It's hard to go through adversity like we have over the last six games, being on a six game l
(Photo Courtesy of USA Today) With the Super Bowl now in the books, a fair number of football fans will now turn their attention to college basketball. For those fans that are just tuning in, there are more than a few national championship contenders this season.
Since KenPom started tracking college basketball statistics in 2002, no national champion contender has ever finished outside the top 40 in either offensive or defensive efficiency. In fact, the average national cha
There was a fight from the Musketeers we haven't seen in weeks today. Great execution, made consistent plays and defended as hard as they could. But at the end of the day, it still wasn't good enough. Going into the half in a 39-39 tie Xavier came out charging behind Paul Scruggs great play at one point leading by 11 with 14:11 to go behind Scruggs huge three point basket. Marquette made a quick run back into the game going on a 7-0 run to make it a four point game. The Muski
Same story every year, right? A Kentucky Wildcats team that is young, still learning to play D-1 Basketball, come March they will be playing their best Basketball. We've heard this so many times.... But is it possible Kentucky has already started playing their best Basketball? Is it also possible this stretch continues through March? Sure, they could and chances are will lose some games here and there, but this certainly isn't the same team that lost to Duke to start the seas
The Bubble, if not bursted, is very thin now for Travis Steele's Ballclub. Xavier outshot Providence 48% to 41%, outrebounded Providence 34 to 30, and outscored Providence in the second half by a score of 36 to 31. But at the end of the day, 18 Turnovers cost the Musketeers a victory they should have had on their home court. Paul Scruggs lead all scorers in the game with 14 points, but also had five turnovers including one of the most costly with a traveling call with 15 seco
(Photo Courtesy of USA Today) Duke Loses to Syracuse + Tre Jones is hurt and the sky is falling! Preview of This Weekend's Games! Should Zion Williamson Quit playing College Basketball? Thanks to Pure Noise Records and State Champs for allowing At Large Bid to use the song "Crystal Ball". #NCAA #Podcast
With an insane week with two huge come from behind Big East victories, Xavier has indeed built a bubble. 6:43 remaining in the game Butler's Paul Jorgensen hit a 3 point field goal to give Butler a 61-51 lead. With Tyrique Jones fouled out of the game, things didn't look so good for Xavier. Then once again, Travis Steele's squad flipped the switch to take over and pull another victory out of a hat. This was a huge must win game at the Cintas Center tonight and Xavier very eas
Nights like this are why kids will want to play at NKU in the near future. A live, nationally televised game on ESPN2 in a very competitive conference where the Norse continue to flex their power over the Horizon League where they defeat conference rival Wright St. in a game that was a fight until the end. What's more impressive about this win is that it took Northern Kentucky a half of play to get things going. Wright St. held a 30-27 lead over the Norse going into the half.
(Photo Courtesy of the Washington Post) Welcome back to another episode of At Large Bid! Tune in as Tim and Ryan touch on the following: - Xavier's 17 point comeback vs Georgetown: Zach Hankins leads the way, Tim is in a presser with Patrick Ewing - The Big East top individual talents: Myles Powell, Markus Howard, Shamorie Ponds, Etc... - Who is really the #1 team in the country, Duke or Michigan? Thanks to Pure Noise Records and State Champs for allowing At Large Bid to use
At 3:49 remaining in the first half, it looked like the same story we have seen from Xavier this season. Then after a tough timeout where Travis Steele challenged his team to fight back in the game. It all changed. Xavier responded to the challenge with a 12-0 run to end the half with an insane coast-to-coast finish from Sophmore wing Naji Marshall to cut the Georgetown lead down to five points. The run ended at 17-0 to make the game a 39-39 tie. After Georgetown took the two