1. Xavier-Dayton Basketball: Tale of the Tape

    Setting The I75 rivalry is renewed tonight as Sean Miller takes his 14th ranked Xavier Musketeers north for a tangle with Brian Gregory and the Dayton Flyers...

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  2. The Tired Life of a Shooting Guard

    About five minutes into last week’s A10 match-up between Temple and Xavier it became apparent what the Musketeers planned on the defensive end: go ahead and try to beat us. Just don’t expect any yuletide greetings...

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  3. Temple-Xavier: Tale of the Tape

    Setting It’s Blue and White Night at the Cintas Center as Sean Miller and his ninth-ranked Xavier Musketeers host Fran Dunphy and the Temple Owls in an Atlantic 10 matchup...

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  4. Three Musketeers Lead Xavier Over UMass

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  5. Tale of the Tape: Washington at Arizona State

    Setting: The desert gets a little warmer this afternoon when Lorenzo Romar and his No. 23 Washington Huskies (15-5 /6-2) make their annual trek to Tempe for a Pac 10 tilt with Herb Sendek’s No...

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  6. Kyle McAlarney and Jodie Meeks Speak: Anyone Can Have an Off Night

    Yo Mac! What up dawg? Thanks for hitting me back. No prob Meek. I was at an American Studies meeting when you rang earlier. What’s up? Not much. Chillin’. Chillin’...

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  7. Tale Of The Tape: St. Mary's at Gonzaga

    Setting: The McCarthey Athletic Center on the campus of Gonzaga University will be hopping tonight as the No. 22 Gaels of St. Mary’s pay a visit for a West Coast Conference battle of Catholic schools with the No...

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  8. Mike Brey: Someone Lend Me a Tourniquet Please

    Monday broke ominously for head coach Mike Brey and his Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish men’s basketball team...

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  9. Bruce Pearl's Vols: The New Definition of Overrated

    Ah preseason polls—those dainty morsels that we feast on like pizza and wings. After the summer months drift into fall, basketball fans look forward to Midnight Madness’ and the eventual tipoff of a new season...

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  10. Grievis Vasquez Is No Norman Dale

    Surely Maryland junior Greivis Vasquez has watched the movie Hoosiers. Even though the classic "David vs. Goliath" tale graced the big screen more than a decade before the 6-foot-6 guard was ...

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  11. Tale of the Tape: Xavier at LSU

    Setting: The Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the scene for this pivotal non-conference matchup as Sean Miller’s No. 15 Xavier Musketeers (16-2/5-0) travel south to take on Trent Johnson’s Louisiana State University Tigers (15-3/3-1)...

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  12. NCAA Hoops: Make Mine An Upset Special

    Our scene opens in a non-descript diner somewhere in Midwest United States. It’s the breakfast hour, and like so many roadside establishments, there is an apparent purpose to the movements of all in the restaurant...

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  13. College Basketball Observations and Some Not-So-Surprising Upsets

    College hoops provided a premier hunker-down event yesterday filled with drama, "upsets," and intrigue. Observations Points are starting to become more difficult to come by. Yeah, conference play has that way about it...

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  14. Tale of the Tape: Wake Forest at Clemson

    Setting The Demon Deacons pay a visit to Littlejohn Coliseum for a Top 10 matchup between undefeateds as No. 2 Wake Forest (15-0 / 2-0) takes on No. 10 Clemson (16-0 / 2-0) in an ACC battle...

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  15. Xavier-Rhode Island: Gritty Win All in a Night’s Work for Musketeers

    No doubt when Sean Miller’s Xavier Musketeers answer the dinner bell, they travel to the dining hall behind the Cintas Center like the rest of the student body at the Jesuit school in southwest Ohio...

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  16. ACC Basketball Full of Surprises Thus Far

    In what could be a case of quality over quantity, the Atlantic Coast Conference has rather quietly seized four of the AP’s most recent Top 10...

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  17. Tale of the Tape: UNC at Wake Forest

    by Paul Casey Gotham Setting: Joel Coliseum on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the scene as the No. 4 Demon Deacons (13-0) host the No. 3 University of North Carolina Tar Heels (14-1)...

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  18. Gonzaga-Tennessee: Bulldogs Revived in Victory Over Vols

    by Paul Casey Gotham The last 28 days have been something of a penance for Mark Few and his Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Bulldogs improved to 7-0 with a hard-fought 74-52 victory over Tony Bennett’s defensive-minded Washington St...

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  19. NCAA Hoops: The Week Past and Degrees of Truth

    It can be hard sorting through the sports news these days. What with Hot Stove rumors becoming truth, and in some cases truth becoming rumors, NFL playoff action taking front stage, the now-endless ...

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  20. Pat Knight's Morning After

    The following is a fictitious account. . It is early morning in Lubbock, Texas as Pat Knight, head basketball coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, makes his way to campus...

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  21. College Hardwood: Crunching the Numbers

    What’s in a number? Some will tell you numbers don’t lie. While others will point out how numbers can be manipulated. In the coming weeks college basketball fans will have a chance to see how numbers play out on the hardwood...

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  22. Tale of the tape: Duke and Xavier

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  23. Atlantic 10 Building Its Resume

    With the Charlotte at Duquesne tip-off marking the official opening of conference play in less than a month, the Atlantic 10 has slowly put together a resume worthy of catching the attention of the NCAA tournament selection committee come March...

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  24. 11 hours of driving, 40:00 of Hoops—Merry Christmas

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  25. Why Gonzaga Is Important

    This week’s Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today’s top five are identical: UNC, UConn, Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, and Oklahoma...

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