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ATLANTA (AP) — The Indiana Pacers' final playoff warmup generated a rare triple dose of good news — rest for the starters, valuable experience for the backups and a win for all.
Last season: 24-14, reached third Elite Eight in school history.
Coach: Chris Mack.
Conference: Big East.
Who's gone: Point guard Edmond Sumner (NBA), guard Malcolm Bernard, forward RaShid Gaston.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett came up just short of his biggest goal: Get Xavier to its first Final Four. He wasn't sure whether he'd go to the NBA after last season or return for a final one with a Musketeers team that's loaded with talent.
One of the Big East's top scorers decided to come back and take one more shot at that elusive Four.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett decided to stay at Xavier for his senior season instead of entering the NBA draft on Tuesday, a huge boost to a Musketeers team that reached the Elite Eight last season.
Bluiett was second in the Big East in scoring at 18.5 points per game last season. He had 19 games with 20 or more points, including 40 against crosstown rival Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner announced on Tuesday that he's entering the NBA draft even though he's still recovering from a significant knee injury.
The sophomore tore his left ACL on Jan. 29 and had surgery. He was still using crutches last week while the Musketeers reached the Elite Eight before losing to Gonzaga.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — No. 11 Xavier (24-13) vs. No. 1 Gonzaga (35-1)
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier didn't look like an Elite Eight team in early March, coming off six straight defeats that led coaches to try to burn the month of February from the players' memories, literally.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Point guard Edmond Sumner eased himself down the hallway from Xavier's practice gym on Monday using a pair of crutches to protect his surgically repaired knee. Somehow, his team has figured out how to move on without him.
The Musketeers (23-13) are the biggest surprise in the Sweet 16. Double-digit wins over Maryland and Florida State set them on course for a rematch against Arizona (32-4) and former coach Sean Miller on Thursday in the West region at San Jose.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett has been Xavier's one constant during a time of transition.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
An MRI on Monday confirmed a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He was hurt during an 82-77 victory over St. John's a day earlier.
Sumner had 17 points and seven assists for the Musketeers (15-6, 5-3 Big East). He had to be helped off the court by teammates after he was fouled while scoring with about six minutes left.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mack didn't have the look of a coach whose team just got a big win to stop a tough stretch of four losses in five games.
Mack met the media after No. 24 Xavier's 82-77 victory over St. John's on Sunday at Madison Square Garden and addressed the topic everyone was ready to ask about — the health of point guard Edmond Sumner.
CINCINNATI (AP) — As the first half wound down, point guard Edmond Sumner headed to the end of the Xavier bench, sat down and winced. His left shoulder was hurting so bad.
Not bad enough to keep him from frustrating the Hoyas again.
Sumner led a second-half surge that swept No. 22 Xavier to an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, ending the Musketeers' longest losing streak in three years.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Alone atop the Big East, No. 16 Xavier is taking a lot of confidence into its most challenging stretch yet. And the Musketeers are getting senior guard Myles Davis back, too.
Edmond Sumner had 20 points and seven assists on Saturday, leading a balanced offense that swept Xavier to a 97-82 victory over St. John's. The Musketeers (13-2, 3-0) are the last unbeaten team in league play.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No chance Edmond Sumner could sleep in on his birthday, not with Xavier's Big East conference game set for an unusual 11 a.m. start time. Instead, the sophomore guard went out and rocked Georgetown with a performance that was anything but a snoozer.
Sumner scored a career-high 28 points on his birthday and J. P. Macura added 23 as No. 17 Xavier fended off Georgetown for an 81-76 victory Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — One of Xavier's biggest weaknesses has been a tendency to ease up. There was none of that in the Musketeers' Big East opener, which they turned into their most lopsided win yet.
Trevon Bluiett scored 22 points on Wednesday night, and No. 17 Xavier took control at the outset and pulled away to an 82-56 victory over Providence. The 26-point margin made it Xavier's most lopsided win in four seasons of Big East play.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Edmond Sumner ditched the tape on his injured finger and played his best all-around game, a good sign for No. 17 Xavier as it enters Big East play.
Sumner scored 12 of his 14 points while Xavier took control in the first half, and the Musketeers picked up their third straight win, 85-56 over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night.
After a sluggish start, the Musketeers (10-2) took control with a 35-8 run. Sumner ran the show, ignoring the finger injury he suffered a few games ago.
CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 17 Xavier got outrebounded for the first time all season and wasted several chances to put the game away, allowing it to come down to a final free throw. Trevon Bluiett made it.
Bluiett scored 20 points, including three free throws in the final 19 seconds, and the Musketeers held on for a 69-65 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in their annual game dedicated to former coach Skip Prosser .
CINCINNATI (AP) — The rematch was no match at all. Xavier's defense made sure of it.
J.P. Macura scored 18 points, and Xavier's defense dug in during a dominant first half, sending the ninth-ranked Musketeers to a 64-42 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
Xavier (6-0) completely controlled a matchup of teams playing for the second time in six days. The Musketeers beat Northern Iowa 67-59 for championship of Tire Pros Invitational in Orlando last Sunday.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The play J.P. Macura made with 1.7 seconds left won't show up in any boxscore, and certainly won't appear in any highlight video.
But it helped No. 11 Xavier escape and remain unbeaten.
CINCINNATI (AP) — J.P. Macura scored 18 points and No. 11 Xavier took advantage of 38 personal fouls by Buffalo, pulling away for an 86-53 victory on Monday night.
The Musketeers (2-0) quickly opened a double-digit lead and got the balance back in their offense after relying on career highs for points by Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner in their opening 84-81 win over Lehigh. Bluiett and Sumner had 13 points apiece on Monday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Playing with the highest preseason ranking in its history, Xavier got a win that was too close for comfort.
Trevon Bluiett scored a career-high 25 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 7 Xavier to an 84-81 victory over Lehigh on Friday night.