David West scores 47 points in one game by taking the ball inside, and Romain Sato scores 34 the next time out by shooting from far away.
M O N D A Y ' S R E P O R T
Myles' presence worries foes
Junior center Anthony Myles doesn't take much credit when it comes to Xavier's success. But at 6-feet-9, 245 pounds, he combines a soft outside touch with inside muscle to average 12.9 points per game in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
XU feels some A-10 pressure
That today's home game against Rhode Island, once a conference doormat, is no gimme bears further evidence that Xavier is going to have to win a league title the hard way this season.
Tyrone Hill not over it yet
Tyrone Hill's contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers expires at the end of this season, but if his agent has his way, the former Xavier star will be in a new uniform soon.
F R I D A Y ' S R E P O R T
Hard-charging Rams next
Just when Xavier thought it had won its battle for first place last week against Dayton, the Musketeers have to face a Rhode Island team with lofty aspirations on Saturday.
T H U R S D A Y ' S R E P O R T
Xavier's focus on big finish
As well as Xavier has played during its eight-game winning streak, what the Musketeers do in the next month could become even more important.
Career showing by West says all you need to know
Xavier's David West earned a record fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Award on Sunday, thanks to his 47-point, 18-rebound effort in 20th-ranked XU's 85-77 victory over Dayton. He has won the award 12 times overall, also a record.
Women: XU upsets GW; 4 OTs
After four overtimes, Xavier handed George Washington its first Atlantic 10 loss Sunday, 94-92 in front of 2,136 at Cintas Center.
Foot not slowing Chalmers
Lionel Chalmers knows he isn't surprising anyone. The Xavier senior scored 17 points Tuesday in his second game back from foot surgery and probably will see 25-30 minutes in today's game against Dayton (16-3, 8-0 Atlantic 10). At this point, anything and everything is expected from him.
Women: Xavier 69, Fordham 56 NEW YORK - Junior Aida Sarajlija scored a career-high 17 points on 8-for-8 shooting to lead the Musketeers past the Rams.
S U N D A Y ' S R E P O R T
Xavier 66, Richmond 52 RICHMOND, Va. - Xavier's Atlantic 10 strength is beginning to show as the Musketeers completed another impressive win Saturday, extending a conference winning streak that has reached six games.
Muskies stung by Spiders
In college basketball, every game counts the same in the win-loss column, but there are some games whose impact is felt far longer than just a few hours after the final buzzer.
Bad blood lingers in Richmond
Harriett West doesn't need to hear fans shout obscenities at her son, David. So she is not going to Saturday's game at Richmond, where last season she says her family endured an entire game of verbal abuse.
Large void looms on horizon
Once David West leaves, the entire scope of Xavier's offense will have to change. Here's an early look at coach Thad Matta's options for next season.
Jackson's athleticism fills void
Given a chance to play regularly after Lionel Chalmers' injury and Dave Young's dismissal, sophomore Keith Jackson has morphed into a multi-talented offensive threat.
Xavier 75, Fordham 61 NEW YORK - The most controversial part of Xavier's uncomfortably close 75-61 victory over Fordham on Saturday happened by accident, but it gave the Rams a reason to play hard.
XU needs to stay focused BRONX, N.Y. - Xavier has plenty of reasons to look past today's game at Fordham. Coach Thad Matta's job is to make sure they don't.
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Youngsters plug new holes
The depth 19th-ranked Xavier pointed to as a team strength is suddenly gone because of player departures and Lionel Chalmers' broken right foot, leaving coach Thad Matta to rely heavily upon five starters.
Chalmers out four weeks
Xavier University is down to one experienced point guard after learning that senior guard Lionel Chalmers will miss four to six weeks because of a broken right foot suffered in Tuesday's 75-73 win over 15th-ranked Creighton.
Young kicked off team
Dave Young's discontent with his new role reached a breaking point Monday when he was dismissed from the team by coach Thad Matta on the eve of tonight's game with unbeaten Creighton.