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It’s tough right now for all of us. But once we get in that game, people are going to be like, ‘All right, this is going to be good times, a good tournament’ especially if we get back to the (Madison Square) Garden and win it.

Jeff Xavier on the NIT bid, via

For us, the seniors, everyone in that locker room never made it, so this would be the best year of my life, basically. Every kid’s dream in college is to make it to the NCAA Tournament. We never made it, and this could be it.

Jeff Xavier via

We shot lights out in the first half. But we knew we weren’t going to score 46 points again in the second half against a Rick Pitino-coached team and that we would have to play defense. We started to miss some shots that we hit in the first half, and they started to take over after that.

Jeff Xavier via

SNY Profiles Jeff Xavier and Chelsea Marandola [Video]

Tim Welsh on Jeff Xavier during the SNY Pre-game show last night.

Xavier Rocking Some Goggles [Pic]

What does he do on the Friars’ first shot?  NAILS a three.

Nails Xavier.

As it’s been well documented across the news and sports blogosphere, Jeff Xavier’s brother Jonathan casually walked onto the court to confront a referee during the Providence – Marquette game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Saturday night.

If you haven’t seen it, here is the video.

Although it’s possible that Jonathan Xavier was trying to protect his brother after taking an elbow to the eye and not getting a foul call, here are some other possible reasons why he walked onto the court.

10. Jonathan was furious that Geoff McDermott was taking the foul shots for Jeff.  He thought the NCAA rule was that if a player was physically unable to take the free throws, the duty would go to the next of kin.

9. Jonathan was angry with the ref for not calling traveling on Jeff.  He always got away with that shit when they were growing up and playing in the backyard.

8. None of the other referees ever return his phone calls or emails about other blown calls after the games.  This was just easier.

7. Jonathan had only ever been to one other basketball game his entire life — a certain Pacers – Pistons game in 2004.

6. Was just storming the court like a normal fan after the Friars just beat a ranked team.  Was just asking the ref why they were still playing when the game was over?

5. Jonathan had a really good knock-knock joke to tell McDermott while he was taking foul shots.  Geoff was struggling at the line, and Jonathan thought it would help loosen him up.

4. He swore he heard his seat row and number called out over the loud speaker.  He thought he was going to take a half court shot to try and win a prize.  Turns out it was just the voices in his head.

3. Thought the referee controlled the thermostat in the building.  He just wanted him to turn the heat up!

2. Marvin Barnes was watching the game at home (while lifting weights, playing a pickup game, and elbowing people in the face) and decided it was the perfect time for Geoff McDermott to TAKE THE TORCH.  He texted Jonathan Xavier and told him to GIVE HIM THE TORCH before he took some foul shots.  Jonathan just wanted to ask the ref first before bringing THE TORCH onto the court — You know, it being a fire hazard and all.

1. Jonathan was really excited about the deal he got on his parka at the Burlington Coat Factory, and just wanted to let everyone on the court know.  After all, as Michael Scott said: “I love Burlington Coat Factory.  You go in there with $645, you are literally a king”.

Michael Scott would walk on the court if one of his employees was in danger.

Per Kevin McNamara’s blog post

Jeff Xavier is likely out of the Cincinnati with an undisclosed eye injury. It is unclear how long he’ll be out of the lineup, according to coach Keno Davis.

It’s amazing how different the Cincinnati game is now going to be viewed heading into Monday.  At the start of the second half on Saturday night, that game looked like a fairly easy win, eh?

Those three guys, I think, are the three toughest guards in the nation. Last year when we played them, it was my first Big East game and I couldn’t believe the toughness they had. I thought I was tough, but their 40 minutes of effort that they give night in and night out is just unbelievable. I look up to that. That’s what I want.

Jeff Xavier via

I can’t say that on TV. I’ve never seen him talk like that, but it got us fired up.

Jeff Xavier via