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West finalist for national award
Xavier forward David West has been named as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, which is presented to the outstanding male and female senior NCAA Division I basketball players.
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For XU, streak isn't important
Xavier players and coaches have little to say about their current nine-game winning streak.

Preseason's expectations
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.

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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.

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[img] Xavier 93, R.I. 70
Romain Sato scored a career-high 34 points and hit a record 9 three-pointers with a major assist from freshman point guard Dedrick Finn.
XU Notebook: Chalmers rides pine after fouls
XU women run past La Salle

Preview to Selection Sunday
It all seemed so logical in November. Kansas had the best starting five in the country. Arizona was loaded, and Oregon had the Lukes. But with a month to go before Selection Sunday, a lot has changed.
The Enquirer's projected NCAA field
NCAA Tournament sites, dates
Postseason ticket information

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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.
UC/XU Q&A

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.

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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.

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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.

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A patient Chalmers bides time
Rest is starting to become routine for Xavier. The Musketeers, ranked No. 18 this week in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, don't play again until Saturday when they host Rhode Island (14-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10) at Cintas Center.
Four OTs no drag for XU women

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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.

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No. 20 Xavier 85, Dayton 77
The first-place battle between Xavier and Dayton on Saturday at sold-out Cintas Center lived up to all the hype of a rivalry game - and then some.
Daugherty: West simply dominates

Xavier notebook
Xavier kept itself in the race for its second consecutive Atlantic 10 West championship on Saturday by playing 6 1/2 minutes of team basketball.

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XU, Flyers soar into showdown
It has been some time since Dayton and Xavier were each this good. Thirteen years to be exact.
Women: Xavier falls to Richmond

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.

Enquirer Tipoff page
In this week's Enquirer Tipoff page: who's hot and who's not; the top five homecourt winning streaks in men's basketball; Andre Barrett is our Player of the Week; our Sweet Sixteen; must-see TV; catching up with Ron Mercer; five questions with Jarvis Hayes; plus our weekly e-mailbag of UC and Xavier questions.
Five questions with Jarvis Hayes
Catching up with Ron Mercer
UC-Xavier Q&A

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Saturday's big for X, Dayton
Dayton coach Oliver Purnell isn't the type to pull a fast one. So he's not going to pretend Dayton's game at Xavier Saturday is anything less than the team's biggest game of the season so far.
Women: XU working for A-10 bye

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Big stakes boost rivalry
Saturday's rivalry game between first-place Dayton and second-place Xavier will go a long way in determining the Atlantic 10 champion.
Dayton 76, Duquesne 75

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[img] Xavier 80, GW 68
The No. 20 Musketeers fought off a resilient GW team and a raucous crowd four days before hosting Dayton in a battle for first place in the A-10.
Don't shoot? Don't tell Chalmers

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XU braces for GW
Two days after Lionel Chalmers returned, something else that Xavier's basketball team had been missing also came back - its ranking.
New poll: Florida No. 1 for first time
Top 25 polls, RPI ratings

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West wins A-10 honors again
Senior forward David West was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week for the third straight week.

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.

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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.

Victory a little sweeter for West
RICHMOND, Va. - David West always plays to win, but he wanted Saturday's game just a little more than most.

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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.

Chalmers' timetable uncertain
Lionel Chalmers didn't practice Monday, which means Xavier remains thin at the guard spot.

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.

College hoops Tipoff
Who's hot and who's not? Why did Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan decide to retire after 49 seasons? And what is former UK star Jamal Mashburn doing these days? Find out on Tipoff, the Enquirer's weekly look at college basketball.
UC-Xavier Q&A

Musketeers finally finding mark
It might have come against some of the weaker teams in the Atlantic 10, but Xavier's recent offensive output could be a sign that the team is not only winning, but improving despite injured guard Lionel Chalmers' absence from the lineup.
XU women enjoy turnaround season
Gillen wins war of ex-Xs

Xavier 93, Duquesne 58
Xavier hopes to have Lionel Chalmers back in the lineup by Feb. 1. But if his right foot doesn't heal in time, the Musketeers are rolling along fine without him.
Chalmers will take it easy at first

Bad habits concern Matta
Thad Matta wants to see his Xavier Musketeers lose bad habits such as giving up on defense when the shot clock winds down and making careless turnovers late in the game.

West's pro stock high as ever
Contrary to what his emotional outbursts and erratic play might suggest, David West's NBA draft stock is still high, say league scouts.

Cage picks XU for next season
Justin Cage, a senior at Indianapolis Pike High School, will play at Xavier University next season, said his coach, Larry Bullington.

Xavier 86, UMass 73
Xavier coaches and players predicted that victory at UMass wouldn't be easy, even though the Minutemen were winless in the A-10 and dinged up for Saturday's game.

Big kid on block
With four blocked shots Tuesday, David West broke Aaron Williams' school record for career blocks.

XU 80, La Salle 47
The defending A-10 champions taught the new kids on the block a thing or two about home-court advantage. Then it was time for the Xavier subs to get into the act.
Xavier has recovered from Chalmers' injury

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.

Salad was more than appetizer
Xavier might be undefeated in football since 1973, but its crowning moment came more than 50 years ago.

West, Xavier win Shootout
All-American David West scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Xavier over UC 50-44 in the Crosstown Shootout at UC's Shoemaker Center.
DAUGHERTY: West second to none
Shootout fans, teams perpetuate the rivalry
Musketeers wanted to keep cool and did
Kirkland gets his shot; it just doesn't quite fall
Shootout Notebook: Handshake flap revisited

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David West was the leading vote-getter among the five players named to the AP preseason All-America team Tuesday.

Xavier starts in top 10
As if Xavier didn't have enough reasons for high expectations, now the Musketeers boast a No. 10 preseason ranking that matches the highest in school history.


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