Stritch still the (No.) 1
According to the most recent NAIA Division II poll, only three men’s basketball teams in the nation are superior to St. Xavier University at the moment.
Much to the Cougars’ chagrin, one of those programs visited the Shannon Center Saturday afternoon. Even worse, it lived up to its lofty billing.
Defending national champion Cardinal Stritch owns the No. 1 ranking again this season, and it proved its worth against SXU. Having won an earlier Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash with the Cougars, the Wolves were unfazed by the hosts’ 14-point lead nine minutes into the first half.