Andy Katz, a university basketball TV reporter and anchor, discusses the 2017-18 Xavier Musketeers at Huge East Media at Madison Sq. Backyard
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It is only a matter of hours and days till Xavier males’s basketball hits the courtroom for its 2017 preseason exhibition recreation towards NCAA Division III aspect, Thomas Extra School (four p.m.).

Naturally, this system is buzzing with exercise and that extends from the courtroom to the recruiting path and past. 

This is the newest on the Musketeers program: 


We all know the ultimate margin of the sport, however you will have to make use of your creativeness to fill in the remainder of the blanks relating to Sunday’s closed-door, preseason scrimmage between Xavier and Ohio State.

However do not hassle expending the power to fill in these blanks.  

ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported Sunday night the Buckeyes beat the Musketeers by seven points in a game played on the Xavier campus

Xavier was reportedly limited personnel-wise. Trevon Bluiett was absent from the game and J.P. Macura was hampered by an ankle injury for days leading into the scrimmage.

The Columbus Dispatch reported the programs mutually agreed not to release box score from the game, too.

The contest certainly benefitted both programs involved, and OSU might even take a little confidence out of a win against a Xavier team expected to be ranked in the Top 25 to start the year.

But don’t worry about what you didn’t see. There’s not much to read into here. 

It’s not a bad omen that Xavier lost. The program is, of course, still working out the preseason kinks. They undoubtedly learned more about what exactly those kinks are, and you’d obviously rather do that behind closed doors in an otherwise meaningless game.

And if you’re really, truly bent out of shape over the reported Musketeers loss, keep in mind the Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference aren’t exactly a pushover, even if the program might be considered to be enduring a “down” period in recent years. 

Otherwise, there’s literally nothing to see here for Xavier fans.