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Kansas State Clips Xavier in 2OT Thriller

Second seed comes out on top in back-and-forth classic

(Newser) - Second-seeded Kansas State survived a stiff challenge from No. 6 Xavier tonight, with the teams trading punches into a second overtime, where the Wildcats pulled out a 101-96 victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Kansas State (29-7) will face another upstart, fifth-seeded Butler, on Saturday, with a trip to... More »

Butler Bounces No. 1 Syracuse

West Virginia subdues Washington, moves into last 8

(Newser) - Syracuse became the second No. 1 seed to tumble out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, losing tonight to fifth-seeded Butler, 63-59. The Bulldogs (31-4) advance to the tourney's final eight; one more victory and they would play in the Final Four in their home city, Indianapolis. Butler will No.... More »

Cornell Bounces Temple

Ivy League records first win since 1998; Xavier eliminates Minnesota

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 21 points, Ryan Wittman added 20, and No. 12 seed Cornell sent fifth-seeded Temple home with a 78-65 today in Jacksonville in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. With its first win in five trips to the tournament, the Big Red (28-4) recorded the Ivy League's... More »

Xavier Sends West Virginia Packing

Musketeers win in overtime

(Newser) - Josh Duncan gave it his all tonight as Xavier downed West Virginia in overtime, 79-75. The senior scored 26 points in the win as the Musketeers move on to the Elite Eight this Saturday. Xavier looked ready to hand the game over to West Virginia late in the second after... More »

Maryland Survives Coppin State

Nebraska holds off Xavier, Louisville dispatches Miami-Ohio

(Newser) - It looked like the Maryland Terrapins were in danger of being only the second top-seed to ever fall in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the AP reports. Unlikely Coppin State battled for the duration, at one point holding the lead, and the 16th seed kept the game close... More »

No Collapse This Year: Xavier Advances

Musketeers blow 10-point lead, but pull away down stretch

(Newser) - Purdue made its run today, but third-seeded Xavier refused to wilt in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, like it did last season. The Musketeers blew a 10-point second-half lead, but answered with seven straight points for an 85-78 win over the Boilermakers, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Last season,... More »

Xavier Battles Back to Beat Georgia

Musketeers erase 11-point, second-half deficit to avoid upset

(Newser) - Third-seeded Xavier avoided the first major upset of the NCAA Tournament today when it came from behind to beat 14th-seeded Georgia 73-61, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Musketeers (28-6) trailed by 11 points in the second half, but freshman Dante Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 7:23 left to put... More »

Temple Gets First NCAA Bid Since '01

Christmas scores 22 to lead Owls past rival St. Joseph's

(Newser) - Temple earned its first NCAA Tournament bid since reaching the Elite Eight in 2001, with a 69-64 triumph over Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 championship game today, reports the Associated Press. Dionte Christmas scored 22 points for the Owls (21-12), who won a league-best seventh title by shooting 61%... More »

St. Joseph in A-10 Final After Upsetting Xavier

Kansas nips Nebraska while Georgetown rolls over West Virginia

(Newser) - St. Joseph's moved within one game of its first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons with a 61-53 upset win over No. 10 Xavier. The Hawks will face fellow Big Five school Temple for the Atlantic 10 championship and a berth in the Big Dance, reports AP. Pat Calathes scored... More »

UCLA Destroys Cal to Advance in Pac-10

Xavier finishes off Dayton; Ogilvy leads Vandy over Auburn

(Newser) - Foul trouble kept Kevin Love quiet in the first half, but early in the second fans heard him loud and clear. UCLA’s center hit three consecutive shots from beyond the arc to help the Bruins rout the California Golden Bears, 88-66, less than a week after a controversial finish... More »

Butler Cruises Into Horizon League Final

No. 8 Xavier crushes Richmond, Davidson wins 20th straight

(Newser) - Mike Green scored 19 points to lead No. 14 Butler into the final of the Horizon League tournament with a 66-50 win over Illinois-Chicago today, reports the Associated Press. Butler will play Cleveland State Tuesday for an automatic NCAA berth. The Flames led most of the first half, but Green... More »

Friars Beat Huskies For Season Sweep

Xavier falls to St. Joe's; Michigan State overcomes Illinois

(Newser) - The Providence Friars haven’t done much against Big East opponents this season, but they have managed to dominate UConn, beating the Huskies again tonight for a season sweep, 85-76.   The win was big for Providence, as they’re on the brink of missing the Big East tournament.... More »

Kansas State Can't Topple the Jayhawks Again

Xavier fends off George Washington, St. Mary's loses to Gonzaga again

(Newser) - The No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks took revenge on the team that spoiled their perfect season earlier this year, putting Kansas State away 88-74. Brandon Rush, who led the Jayhawks' scoring with 21 points, isn't worried about his team's marred record, and expects to take the court as one of the... More »

Xavier Tops Dayton, Assures A-10 Title Tie

No. 18 Louisville squeaks by Pitt; No. 21 Irish outshoot 'Cuse

(Newser) - Xavier extended its winning streak to 10 games, including six straight on the road, with a 57-51 win over struggling Dayton. The No. 10 Musketeers, 12-1 in conference play, are assured of at least a tie for the Atlantic 10 title, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Senior Josh Duncan was the... More »

Balanced Xavier Dunks on Duquesne

No. 10 Musketeers stay atop Atlantic 10 with an easy win

(Newser) - Duquesne thought pressing No. 10 Xavier would work last night, since its star point guard Drew Lavender was hobbled with a sprained ankle. The Dukes were wrong. The Musketeers got double-doubles by Derrick Brown and C.J. Anderson, and cruised to a 75-48 Atlantic 10 win, reports the Associated Press. More »

Duncan's Perfection Lifts Xavier Over URI

No. 10 Musketeers remain in command of Atlantic 10 standings

(Newser) - Xavier won its fifth straight on the road and 14th out of 15 overall, 81-77 at Rhode Island tonight. Josh Duncan led the 10th-ranked Musketeers with 23 points and hit all eight of his shots from the field as Xavier withstood a Rams rally in the second half, reports the... More »

No. 2 Duke Makes It a Dozen Straight

Knight gets first win for Texas Tech, Xavier survives Charlotte

(Newser) - No.2 Duke won its 12th straight last night with a 77-55 ACC win over Maryland, reports the Associated Press. Freshman Kyle Singler led the way with 26 points and Greg Paulus added 20 for Duke (22-1, 10-0). The Blue Devils almost blew a 16-point lead before an 11-2 run... More »

No. 5 UCLA Shocked at Washington

Elsewhere, Xavier extends A-10 lead; IU posts road win

(Newser) - Unranked Washington snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating No. 5 UCLA, 71-61. Justin Dentmon came off the bench to score 20 points for the Huskies, who got their fourth consecutive home win against the Bruins (21-3). UCLA stars Darren Collison and freshman Kevin Love were held well below their... More »

Xavier Takes 5th Straight Win (Barely) Over St. Louis

High-riding Musketeers need last-second tip for 70-68 victory

(Newser) - The Xavier Musketeers have been slashing their way to the top of the Atlantic 10 conference, winning 10 of their last 11 games, though more decisively than last night's 70-68 defeat of St. Louis. The Billikens now have five tough conference losses, but remain philosophical about their position: "We'll... More »

Florida Starts Fast, Whips No. 14 Vandy

Spartans win 15th of 18 vs. Wolverines; No. 23 Xavier tops UMass

(Newser) - A run of 23 consecutive points and a balanced scoring attack propelled defending national champion Florida (18-3) to an 86-64 win over No. 14 Vanderbilt. Florida led 34-6 after 12 minutes and the Commodores could not recover. Their star scorer, Shan Foster, was held to only seven points, 13 below... More »

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