Matt Stainbrook had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Xavier finally hit the free throws it needed to hold off a furious rally by No. 23 Georgetown and secure a 65-63 victory Friday night in the Big East Tournament semifinals.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 20 points, Sir’Dominic Pointer added 19 and St. John’s beat Xavier 58-57 on Monday for its second win over the Musketeers in 10 days.
Sir’Dominic Pointer matched his career-high with 24 points and St. John’s held on to beat Xavier 78-70 on Saturday.
Sterling Gibbs scored 22 points, Isaiah Whitehead had 19 and Seton Hall used a late 9-0 run on Saturday to defeat Xavier 90-82.
The Hawkeyes may not have a first-team All-Big Ten player but there are 11 capable pieces on Iowa’s roster that can all impact a game.
One of the more underrated story lines heading into next season is how Memphis will adjust to the American Athletic Conference.
Mick Cronin told me last summer that Cincinnati’s bench would be the key to their season and up to this point, the Bearcats’ reserves have been a disappointment.
The Billikens have all the ingredients to beat any team in the country, and are playing their best basketball at the perfect time.
If the first two weeks of league play are any indication, the Musketeers will still have a major say in how the final Atlantic 10 standings turn out.
Roosevelt Jones gives Butler a different dimension — and it’s a dimension that allowed the Bulldogs to upset top-ranked Indiana.
Xavier may be the forgotten team in the Atlantic 10 but the Musketeers are much more capable than people realize.
UMass boasts one of the Atlantic 10’s best back courts with do-everything floor general Chaz Williams and Jesse Morgan, a burgeoning off guard who could be one of the league’s best defenders.
Tony Criswell may not be in bold print when people talk about Missouri’s prospects for next season, but the JUCO big man is going to have a key role for the Tigers.
Temple is now in prime position to challenge for yet another Atlantic 10 title after the Owls officially added Boston University big man Jake O’Brien as a transfer this past week.
Chaz Williams took the conference by storm in his first season in the Atlantic-10 and only figures to be more of a menace in 2012-13.