- Hoosiers shut down Evansville shooters 77-46
- Cincinnati beats Massachusetts Lowell 79-49
- OSU, Michigan go different ways after 2011 game
- Craft comes alive in No. 7 OSU's 65-50 win
- Xavier beats Abilene Christian 93-65
- No. 3 Kentucky rallies past Cleveland State, 68-61
- RAW VIDEO: Mick Cronin on UC Basketball
- Kentucky suspends RB Sanders for rule violation
- RedHawks Check in at No. 12/13 in National Polls
- NKU's Billups Collects Atlantic Sun Weekly Award
- James Young Named SEC Freshman of the Week
- UC's Kay earns AAC honor
- Ohio State a strong three in the latest BCS Standings
- Georgia routs Kentucky 59-17
- Mavericks Down No. 8 RedHawks, 3-1
- NKU defeats Tulane in overtime, 91-86
- NKU Women fall to Western Kentucky
- Miami basketball drops home opener to D-3 Wilmington
- Buckeyes roll Hoosiers, clinch spot in B1G Championship
- Cincinnati holds off Houston, 24-17
- Mavericks stun RedHawks in series opener
- Indiana falls short in 2K Classic Finale
- Christon Earns a Spot On The Naismith Award Watch List
- Buckeyes take on Hoosiers and history on Saturday
- Indiana dominates Washington, 102-84
- Kentucky football suspends three players
- Bearcats drop contest to nationally ranked Iowa State
- Xavier women fall short against Longwood
- Buckeyes fans struggle with Ohio St's BCS plight
- Kilpatrick Named to Naismith Early Season Watch List
- Ohio State looks to stay perfect against Indiana
- UK Trio Among 50 Candidates on Naismith Trophy Watch List
- Ohio State's Bradley Roby to jump to NFL in spring
- Xavier wins 100th meeting over Miami 77-51
- Youngstown State tops NKU women's basketball, 67-53
- Kilpatrick has 23, Cincinnati beats Campbell 81-62
- Williams' career-high 16 lead No. 8 OSU, 63-52
- RAW VIDEO: Tommy Tuberville on UC Football 11-19-13
- RAW VIDEO: Chris Mack on XU Basketball 11-19-13
- RedHawks Fall to Bulls, 44-7
- No. 4 Kentucky routs UT Arlington, 105-76
- Morehead State puts away Northern Kentucky 74-61
- Bearcats emerge with 5 straight wins
- Xavier, Cincinnati to find home for hoops rivalry
- Injured Bryant among OSU's senior honored Saturday
- Bearcats Announce Series With Miami (Fla.)
- UK set to meet Tx-Arlington
- Kay One Of Eight Manning Award Stars of the Week
- Ohio State's Meyer says BCS 'a flawed system'
- NKU's Doss earns second straight A-Sun Player of the Week honors
- RedHawks Hold Steady in Weekly Polls
- Baylor closes on Ohio State in BCS standings
- Buckeyes' ground game dominant over Illinois
- UK drops to 4th in poll while IU, XU and UC get votes
- Defense paces UC women past Kent State
- Xavier women drain nine triples in big win
- Kentucky exacts revenge on Robert Morris in blowout
- Miami undone against Wisconsin
- NKU drops home opener
- UK continues losing streak at Vanderbilt
- Buckeyes win ranked game ugly over Marquette
- OSU makes it 22 straight with Illinois drubbing
- Balanced scoring key to UC win
- UC crushes Rutgers, 52-17
- Xavier stays perfect, crusies past Morehead State
- Hoosiers improve to 3-0 with a big win
- Miami blanks Wisconsin, 2-0
- Vandy looking for bowl eligibility vs. Kentucky
- Meyer: No letdown for OSU at Illinois - or else
- Matta Announces 2014 Recruiting Class
- RedHawks ink 6-8 forward out of North Carolina
- Kentucky Adds Four for 2014
- Blackmon is Hoosiers' newest big recruiting prize
- RedHawks Ink McCormick and Mills
- Buckeyes unbeaten again, but are they better?
- Kilpatrick Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50
- Doss scores 29 points as NKU defeats Illinois State, 61-48
- Xavier's new head coach earns first win with 79-75 overtime victory at Michigan
- Talented trio commits to UC
- Kent State beats MAC East rival Miami 24-6
- Bearcats comeback falls short against Florida State
- Xavier Announces Five-Member Recruiting Class
- Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Semi-Finalist
- RAW VIDEO: Tommy Tuberville on UC football
- Christon scores 18, Xavier beats Tennessee 67-63
- Hoosiers barely hold off LIU-Brooklyn 73-72
- Sun Devils roll over Redhawks 90-54
- No. 2 is No. 1 as Spartans beat Kentucky 78-74
- Craft scores 17, No. 10 OSU holds off Ohio, 79-69
- Ohio St. set to meet Illinois
- Cincinnati beats North Carolina State 68-57
- Buckeyes Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross Named to Wooden Award Top 50 List
- Semaj Christon Earns A Spot On The Preseason Wooden Award List
- RAW VIDEO: Chris Mack on XU Basketball
- RAW VIDEO: Mick Cronin on UC Basketball
- OSU WR: Buckeyes would wipe field with 'Bama, FSU
- Kentucky, Michigan State stay 1-2 in AP poll
- McKay Shares NCHC Weekly Honors
- RedHawks Check in at No. 8 in Both Polls
- Kilpatrick Named to American Weekly Honor Roll
- Randle Tabbed SEC Player of the Week
- NKU's Doss earns Atlantic Sun Player of the Week
- OSU remains outside looking in for BCS
- Xavier Women Fall At Ohio, 94-88
- Kentucky rolls NKU, 93-63
- Huskies Edge RedHawks 2-1
- NKU women beat UC in season opener
- Cincinnati holds on for 28-25 win over SMU
- Mauk leads No. 9 Missouri past Kentucky, 48-17
- Scott, Ross start, star for No. 11 OSU
- New-look Hoosiers roll past Chicago St. 100-72
- Miami hockey wins opener against St. Cloud State 2-0
- NKU narrowly loses to Purdue, 77-76
- RedHawks drop hoops opener to ND, 74-62
- Cincinnati holds off NCCU for 74-61 win
- No.1 Kentucky topples UNC-Asheville, 89-57
- Xavier beats Gardner-Webb 83-59 in season opener
- Kentucky preparing for No. 9 Missouri
- Stanford jolts Oregon and OSU's hopes in BCS race
- Five Kentucky Players Earn Preseason All-SEC Accolades
- Cameron Johnston a Ray Guy Award semifinalist
- Brian Neal Officially Named Xavier Women's Basketball Head Coach
- Ohio State may be unbeaten, but still needs help
- Miami's Moore to miss nine games due to NCAA violation
- Heuerman named John Mackey TE of the Week
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 11-5-13
- RedHawks Fall to Falcons 45-3
- No. 1 Kentucky working to develop lineups
- Cincinnati Freshman Released from Rehab Center
- Randle Named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List
- Ohio State's Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
- Balanced Scoring Leads UC Women to 58-33 Exhibition Win
- No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Montevallo, 95-72
- RedHawks Move to No. 7 in USCHO.com Poll
- Kentucky loses WRs Montgomery, Timmons to injuries
- Miller a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien QB Award
- Four Wildcats on Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List
- Zach Edwards Named American Defensive Player of the Week
- Xavier women topple UIndy, 70-65
- Buckeye hoops win tune-up against Walsh, 93-63
- Kentucky football topples Alabama St, 48-14
- Miami Hockey completes sweep of Canisius, win 5-3
- Xavier wins exhibition opener over Quincy, 84-54
- Cincinnati tops Bellarmine in exhibition finale, 84-72
- Buckeyes punish Boilermakers 56-0
- Kentucky hoops crusies past Transylvania, 76-42
- Miami Hockey blanks Canisius, 3-0
- Bluiett picks Xavier
- No. 1 Kentucky starts with more high expectations
- Buckeyes trying to keep winning streak intact
- Barber named NCHC Player of the Month
- UK Ranked No. 1 in Associated Press Preseason Top 25
- OSU picked to finish 3rd in Big Ten
- Miami Defeats Northwood in exhibition game, 76-71
- Brendon Kay helps Cincinnati beat Memphis 34-21
- Xavier much deeper heading into Big East
- Buckeyes return 4 starters in Matta's 10th season
- New-look Hoosiers after better results in 2013-14
- Chris Mack Press Conference
- Mick Cronin Press Conference
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 10-15-13
- Bearcats' Tuberville Settles Fraud Lawsuit
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 10-8-13
- WATCH: Redhawks make coaching change
- Miami University Names Interim Football Coach
- Court Rejects Sandusky's Appeal For New Trial
- OSU Football Team Offers Grieving Father Consolation
- Tommy Tuberville press conference
- UC Quarterback Legaux Out for Season
Xavier much deeper heading into Big East
Updated: Wednesday, October 30 2013, 10:34 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Big East banners have replaced the Atlantic 10 ones hanging from a back wall of the Cintas Center, marking Xavier's change to a new league.
After a rough final year in the old one, the Musketeers are moving on with a much deeper and more experienced roster.
Much higher expectations, too.
The Musketeers went 17-14 in their final A-10 season, struggling just to get through it with a roster so limited that it was tough to practice. Point guard Dee Davis was sidelined by a wrist injury and a concussion, putting pressure on freshman shooting guard Semaj Christon to do a little bit of everything.
Christon averaged a team-high 15.2 points even though every defense tried to take advantage of him.
''It was difficult,'' Christon said, after practicing beneath those Big East banners this week. ''Especially for me, since I was a freshman and had to do everything. It was different, like I was looking for someone to help me, I guess. I think I did OK.
''We should be all right this year. We should have a lot of guards to handle the ball and take pressure away from everybody.''
Last year, the Musketeers had no returning starters and very little depth, limiting what they could do in practice or in games. They're better off both ways as they make their move to the reconfigured Big East.
''It's much different this year,'' coach Chris Mack said. ''For us, just finding the right fit based on who we play I think will be a much bigger advantage than what we had a year ago.''
Here are five things to watch in the Musketeers' transition season:
CHRISTON'S DEVELOPMENT: The quick, 6-foot-3 guard scored a lot of points by driving to the basket. He made only seven 3-pointers and shot 25 percent behind the arc. Christon spent a lot of time working on his jump shot in the offseason.
''I know teams are going to play off me this year and force me to shoot, so I have to work on it,'' he said.
The quiet Christon also is working on becoming more of a vocal leader, knowing that's part of the expectations for a player of his stature.
''Semaj, to me, is one of the best players in the country,'' Mack said. ''He has to grow in a leadership role. Just because you're a talented player doesn't mean that everybody is going to listen or that everybody is going to be led.''
DAVIS' SECOND CHANCE: Davis played very little as a freshman because Tu Holloway was the point guard. He inherited the job last season and had to deal with a sprained wrist, a concussion and the lack of depth at guard, which forced him to try to do more. He averaged 8.2 points and 3.4 assists per game - not bad considering the circumstances.
''I think he's really grown into more of the consummate point guard - think pass first,'' Mack said. ''We've defined his role a little clearer. He probably doesn't have as much pressure on him to score baskets as he did a year ago.''
RECONFIGURED FRONT LINE: The Musketeers lose their top front-line player in forward Travis Taylor, who averaged nine rebounds and 11.9 points.
They return starting forward Justin Martin, who averaged 4.7 rebounds and 7.9 points, and forward Isaiah Philmore, who has a strong finish last season, averaging 10.6 points over the last 11 games.
Instead of being forced to change game-to-game because of the lack of depth, the Musketeers have been able to develop roles.
''That makes it so much easier for everybody,'' Philmore said. ''Last year, nobody really knew what to do. This year, it's know your role, do your role and you'll win.''
NEWCOMERS: Junior center Matt Stainbrook gives Xavier an inside threat at 6-foot-10, 263 pounds. He sat out last season after transferring from Western Michigan and toned up his body to get quicker. Freshman forward Jalen Reynolds and freshman guard Myles Davis will provide depth and points.
''Jalen's the most athletic person I've ever seen in my entire life, a freak athlete,'' Philmore said. ''When Jalen figures it out and comes along later in the season, he's going to be exciting to watch.''
BIG EAST DEBUT: The Musketeers are eager to see how they match up in their new league. Last season, they played the toughest teams close but faded at the end because of their inexperience and lack of depth.
''We feel we can play with anybody,'' Christon said.
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