Boum and Nunge Lead X Past West Virginia

Souley Boum and Jack Nungle led the way for Xavier as the Musketeers hung tough physically and mentally against West Virginia, knocking off the visiting Mountaineers, 84-74, in a BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle before a sold-out Cintas Center crowd of 10,460 on Saturday night. With the win, Xavier improves its record to 6-3 while the Mountaineers drop to 6-2. Boum was outstanding on this night, leading all scorers with a game-high 23 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field, 2-of-3 from behind the arc, and 11-of-14 from the free throw line. Boum also dished seven assists in the winning effort. 7-0 senior Jack Nunge added a double-double effort of 17 points and hauled in 14 rebounds while making his presence felt on the interior all game against WVU.   Continue reading...

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Andy Mac: Scouting Xavier vs. West Virginia in BIG EAST-Big12 Battle
Scouting Xavier (5-3) #31 KenPom vs West Virginia(6-1) #25 KenPom-Saturday Dec 3 (6:30 PM) Sold-Out Cintas Center-TV FS1. Game#9 BIG EAST-Big12 Battle. B12 leads 4-3 w/ Villanova hosting Oklahoma Sat. 12:30 EST-TV CBS. Game #10 Sunday St Johns at Iowa State (3 PM EST-TV ESPN) Muskies should have a full roster. SR. G Adam Kunkel (11.5PPG) is off concussion protocol and practiced Thursday and Friday after missing 2nd half vs Duke and entire Gonzaga game. Sean Miller expects Kunkel to reassume his role (20 plus minutes-either starting at 2G or 1st man off the bench). West Virginia is off to a fast start with a rebuilt roster (4 transfers-3 JUCOS) with a road W at arch rival Pitt and Portland wins over Portland St and Florida (84-55 massacre). Lone Mountaineer loss is to #5 Purdue(80-68) at PKI. WV trailed by 4 w/ 5 to play. Mounties will crack both Top 25s with a victory at XU.

Lady Musketeers Fall at Home to Seton Hall
Xavier dropped a 74-55 BIG EAST matchup vs Seton Hall on Friday night at Cintas Center. The Musketeers moved to 6-2 (0-2 BIG EAST), while the Pirates improved to 5-3 (1-0 BIG EAST). Kaysia Woods led Xavier with 13 points behind four 3-pointers. She added four rebounds, one steal and one assist. Taylor Smith added 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Courtney Prenger chipped in 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting to go along with three rebounds. The Musketeers continue BIG EAST play on Friday, Dec. 2 vs Seton Hall. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. from Cintas Center.

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