January 11, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - Last Sunday, Temple basketball players talked about showing toughness down the stretch during a close loss to sixth-ranked Kansas at vaunted Allen Fieldhouse. Thursday night was a different story. There was no consolation in losing another close one in a tough venue. The Owls were left questioning their decision-making and fortitude after a 57-52 loss to Xavier in their Atlantic 10 opener at Cintas Center. Seniors Khalif Wyatt and Scootie Randall were critical of themselves as Temple's leading scorers combined for just five points in the second half.
January 18, 2010 |
SCHEDULE Temple Wednesday vs. Xavier , 7 (TCN) Saturday at Fordham, 1 La Salle Wednesday at Penn, 7 Saturday vs. Charlotte, 2 Saint Joseph's Tonight vs. Towson, 7 Saturday vs. Dayton, 6 (ESPNU) GAME OF THE WEEK Wednesday Xavier at Temple, TCN First place in the league is on the line between the teams that allow the fewest points (56) and score the second most (78.6). If you don't know which is which, you need to watch more A-10 hoops, especially this game.
February 18, 2010 |
If things don't turn around quickly for Saint Joseph's, one road trip the Hawks won't be concerned about making is to Atlantic City in March. This season's road woes continued for St. Joe's last night in an 88-52 loss to Xavier before a crowd of 10,015 at Cintas Center. The Hawks (9-17, 3-9 A-10) were outrebounded, 53-17, including 18-5 on the offensive end. Only three St. Joe's players had more than two rebounds, led by Carl Baptiste's four. "Those just aren't real numbers," Hawks coach Phil Martelli said.
January 18, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - St. Joseph's had one thing going for it entering Wednesday night's game here. Still, having history on its side didn't exactly give the Hawks much of a reason to look on the bright side. St. Joseph's was the last Atlantic Ten Conference team to defeat Xavier at Cintas Center, and that was almost six years ago. On this night, however, the game couldn't have gone much worse for the visitors, who learned just before tipoff that they would be without Carl Jones, their injured leading scorer.
January 19, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - Saint Joseph's had about one thing going in its favor entering last night's game against Xavier. And having history on its side didn't exactly give St. Joe's much of a reason to look on the bright side. The Hawks were the last Atlantic 10 team to defeat Xavier at the the Cintas Center - almost 6 years ago. But they were without leading scorer Carl Jones as they entered this meeting with what coach Phil Martelli called the Atlantic 10's best team. St. Joe's ultimately couldn't overcome Jones' injury absence, committing a season-high 19 turnovers in a 68-55 loss to Xavier in front of 9,919.
February 26, 2016 |
CINCINNATI - When Villanova routed Xavier at the Pavilion on New Year's Eve, people wondered how much more competitive the game would have been had freshman point guard Edmond Sumner not left three minutes in after a scary fall that sent him to the hospital with a concussion. On Wednesday night, before a record crowd of 10,727 at the Cintas Center, Sumner was back, well and healthy, for the rematch. The difference he made in the game - 19 points, nine assists, six rebounds - was immense in the fifth-ranked Musketeers' 90-83 victory over Villanova in the Big East game of the year.
January 8, 2001 |
Last season, La Salle was the only team to defeat Xavier on the Musketeers' home court, the Cincinnati Gardens. Yesterday, the Explorers got an opportunity to pull off a similar surprise at Xavier's new, on-campus Cintas Center, but came up short. La Salle made it difficult for the Musketeers, especially in the first half, before dropping an 81-66, Atlantic 10 decision. The Explorers' top scorers, Victor Thomas and Rasual Butler, combined for 26 first-half points, keeping La Salle (6-7, 0-2)
February 3, 2005 |
La Salle coach John Giannini is preaching patience. "I've never seen a team play with that kind of effort and pride and it not pay off," Giannini said of the Explorers. "The wins will come in time. " While La Salle kept the game close last night, the win would go to Xavier as the Musketeers topped the visitors, 62-50, before 9,939 at the Cintas Center. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Explorers, who fell to 5-14 overall and 1-7 in the Atlantic Ten Conference. Xavier improved to 10-8 and 4-4. La Salle's Steven Smith finished with game high of 19 points and a team high of 11 rebounds.
March 6, 2000 |
The blue and white balloons were ready to drop from the ceiling of Cincinnati Gardens. This was Xavier's party. St. Joseph's was a necessary, yet unwelcome guest. For 51 years, the Musketeers have been playing games at this venerable brick barn. Oscar Robertson also called the Gardens home when he played for the Cincinnati Royals. The 1967 NBA champion 76ers clinched a playoff series here. The AHL Phantoms still show up to face the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. But Xavier - barring an NIT home game - will play here no longer.
January 7, 2007 |
There's some good news for the Temple basketball team following its 76-68 loss to Xavier at the Cintas Center last night. It won't get any harder. Finishing a three-game road trip that started with double-digit losses at Villanova and Duke, the Owls took the Musketeers to the final minute before missing their chance at an upset. No, the rest of the Atlantic Ten Conference schedule won't be easy for Coach Fran Dunphy's squad. But nobody else in the league is expected to make the NCAA tournament.