CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University men's basketball coach Tom O'Malley will host his annual boy's basketball camp, which runs over two sessions with the first taking place from June 10-13, 2013, and the second held from June 17-20, 2013. The camp is open to all boys between the ages of 9 and 15. Each session will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon daily. The camp will be held in the Shannon Center on the Chicago campus of Saint Xavier University.
Point Lookout, Mo. - Saint Xavier University junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) and senior point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) were both recognized on the 2012-13 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-America teams when the national office released the honors Wednesday. Karp was one of just 10 players nationally to earn second team honors, while Green claimed a spot on the honorable mention squad. The All-America Teams are selected by the NAIA All-America committee. In addition, Karp and senior guard Shane Zackery (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) were both honored as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes this week. To be named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, a player must have reached at least junior academic status and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.
Point Lookout, Mo. – Despite 19 points from sophomore guard Jack Krieger (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North), the No. 6 seeded Saint Xavier University men's basketball team ended its season Friday night with an 83-73 loss to No. 10 seeded Indiana University-Southeast in the second round of the 22nd Annual NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship at Keeter Gymnasium on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. The Cougars had difficulty cooling off the Grenadiers' hot start, which resulted in an early 12-2 lead and 55 percent shooting from the field in the first half (17-for-31). SXU fell behind by as many as 21 points in the second half, but used a fierce 19-5 scoring run to cut the deficit to six points, 73-67, with 3:17 to play. Unfortunately for Saint Xavier, IUSE made enough baskets and free throws to stifle the rally attempt in the final three minutes.
Point Lookout, Mo. – With the first basket of the game in Saint Xavier's 82-60 victory over Saint Mary (Kan.) late last night in the first round of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships in Point Lookout, Mo., junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) joined an exclusive group. Scoring his 2,000th career point with that bucket, Karp became only the fifth player in Illinois college basketball history to reach the milestone in three or less seasons. He also becomes just the fourth player in SXU men's basketball history (dating back to 1970) to reach the 2,000 career points mark joining Hall of Famers Mike Walaszek (2,517 points, 1978), Mark Telander (2,281 points, 2004) and Gary Hickerson (2,245 points, 1975).
Point Lookout, Mo. – Hitting 58 percent (19-for-33) of its second-half shots and scoring 46 points after the halftime break, the No. 6 seeded Saint Xavier University men's basketball team pulled away for an 82-60 win over unseeded University of Saint Mary (Kan.) in the first round of the 22nd Annual NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship to wrap up the first day of action at the Keeter Gymnasium on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Playing in its first NAIA Division II National Championship after moving down from NAIA Division I this season, SXU wasted little time after jumping out to a 16-5 lead on a run capped by a basket by junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso). Senior point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) led five Cougars in double figures with 18 points, while dishing out a game-high six assists.
Branson, Mo. - The Saint Xavier University men's basketball team participated in the 2013 NAIA Parade of Champions prior to the College of the Ozarks (Mo.) vs. Northwood University (Fla.) game in which all 32 teams that are participating in the 2013 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship come onto the court and spell out NAIA. SXU takes on Saint Mary University (Kan.) in the nightcap game at 9:45 p.m., this evening (March 6). The winner of the Cougars and Spires game will take on Indiana University Southeast on Friday, March 8. That game is set to tip-off at 4 p.m.