tano-adAfter a loss to Bradley in the 1957 NIT, Hirt was replaced as head coach by Jim McCafferty. McCafferty led the Musketeers back to a third straight NIT. With wins over Niagara, Bradley, Saint Bonaventure and Dayton, Xavier captured the NIT. That was the first post-season championship won by any Ohio Division I school.

 

How ’bout them apples?


That was a few years before Ohio State won their first NCAA Tile, followed by Cincinnati winning their (2) Titles. It would be so sweet for the X-men to just win their next 4 games, eh?

FromĀ dragonfiretree

 

 

 

 

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Xaiver Forward, Trevon Bluiett against Creighton earlier in the season.

 

Men’s Basketball Advances to Sweet 16 After Topping Georgia State, 75-67

The Xavier men’s basketball team advances to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time, and the third time since 2010, after topping No. 14 seed Georgia State (25-10) in Jacksonville. Read on at Xavier Basketball…

The Musketeers will face off with Arizona at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Wildcats, led by former Xavier head coach Sean Miller, advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 after beating No. 10 seed Ohio State, 73-58, in the third round. The matchup marks the first meeting between the two schools. Stay tuned to GoXavier.com for game time, broadcast information and more.

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