XAVIER MUSKETEERS

SO K-STATE/XAVIER WAS PRETTY GOOD…

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It's hard for me to care about the second weekend of the NCAA tournament, but last night's tilt with "mid-major" Xavier and the Big XII's K-State was enough to make me stop pining for a BCS in college basketball, at least for a night.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS

SO, THAT WAS UNEXPECTED

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I watched plenty of football on Saturday and Sunday, but this right here was the highlight of my sports-viewing weekend.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS

XAVIER STAR’S ARREST HURTS PRO CHANCES

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Xavier point guard Drew Lavender (French for "the vender") was <a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080408/SPT0102/804080366/-1/CINCI" target="_blank">arrested and charged</a> with drunken disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana this past weekend, possibly prohibiting his planned participation in a pro camp starting tomorrow and lasting through the weekend.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS

EXPERT ELITE EIGHT PROGNOSTICATIONS

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Don't look now, but With Leather staff correctly picked 7 out of 8 of the Sweet Sixteen match-ups.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS

WEST VIRGINIA IS SAD :(

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West Virginia and Xavier played the only closely contested tourney game last night, with the 3-seed Muskies getting the <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/recap?gid=200803270682" target="_blank">79-75 win in overtime</a> thanks to some clutch three-point shooting by B.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS

SUPER SWEET SIXTEEN PICKS

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If you told me there would only one Jesuit school left in the the NCAA Tourney, I would have wagered it would be Georgetown or Marquette.

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PHEW! XAVIER ESCAPES SCARE FROM GEORGIA

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I have a close friend whose die-hard Cincinnati-area homerism leads me to favor Xavier every March, so -- because I have no information or opinions of my own about the NCAAs -- I have them going to the Elite 8 in the only pool I have money on.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS

NCAA UPDATE: HOOPS GOD HATES JESUITS

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<a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?gameId=274000034" title="ESPN" target="_blank">Ohio State</a> narrowly escaped elimination by defeating #9 seed Xavier 78-71 in overtime in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament today.


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