2022-23 STFX X-Men Basketball News

  • Muenkat and Ejim selected in CEBL draft
    April 19, 2023
    X-Men forwards David Muenkat and Deon Ejim were selected in the recent Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) draft on Wednesday. The STFX athletes are the only ones from the Atlantic University Sport conference to be selected. Muenkat was chosen ninth overall by the Scarborough Shooting Stars while Ejim was 18th overall by the Calgary Surge.
  • David Muenkat named U SPORTS defensive player of the year
    March 09, 2023
    X-Men forward David Muenkat is the recipient of the U SPORTS defensive player of the year award, as announcing at the gala awards show in conjunction with the Final 8 championship.
  • X-Men seeded No. 4 for Final 8, will play Queen's in quarterfinals
    March 05, 2023
    The AUS champion STFX X-Men are seeded No. 4 heading into the U SPORTS Final 8 championship and will play the No. 5 seeded Queen's Gaels in Friday's 6:00 pm quarterfinal game.
  • David Muenkat and Tyrell Vernon receive AUS major award recognition
    February 23, 2023
    David Muenkat is the 2022-23 AUS men's basketball defensive player of the year, while Tyrell Vernon garnered honours as the AUS coach of the year. Muenkat was also named an AUS first team all-star, while teammates Deon Ejim and Dondre Reddick earned AUS second team all-star status.
  • First place X-Men boast balanced attack
    February 22, 2023
    It may sound cliché but it is difficult to argue with the common sports adage that defense wins championships – just ask STFX X-Men basketball head coach Tyrell Vernon.
  • AUS basketball championship schedule released
    February 19, 2023
    The STFX X-Men will tip off on Saturday, February 25th at 3:00 pm in the AUS semi-final game against the winner of the UNB-CBU quarterfinal match. The complete championship schedule was released by Atlantic University Sport.
  • First place X-Men close out season with win over Huskies
    February 18, 2023
    The U SPORTS No. 5 ranked STFX X-Men closed out AUS regular season play with a 93-82 victory over the Saint Mary’s Huskies Saturday night on Coach K Court at the STFX Saputo Centre.
  • Grumbach sets STFX single game 3FG record as X-Men outpace Axemen 116-70
    February 14, 2023
    The U SPORTS No. 5 ranked STFX X-Men won their fourth consecutive game with a 116-70 victory over the Acadia Axemen Tuesday night on Coach K Court at the Saputo Centre. The game marked the annual Coach K Challenge, a game played between the X-Men and Axemen in honour of former long-time X-Men head coach and Acadia alumnus Steve Konchalski.   
  • X-Men handle Axemen 95-74
    February 11, 2023
    In their final home game of the season, the Acadia Axemen were defeated by the AUS first-place STFX X-Men 95–74. David Muenkat (Brampton, Ont.) led the way for the X-Men, earning the title of Subway Player of the Game. 
  • First place X-Men earn win over Reds
    February 05, 2023
    The Atlantic University Sport-leading STFX X-Men scored an 86-64 win over the UNB REDS in a four-point game Sunday afternoon, at UNB’s Richard J. Currie Center.
  • X-Men defeat Huskies 91-73 in Halifax
    January 28, 2023
    The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked St. Francis Xavier X-Men were too much for the Saint Mary’s Huskies to handle, taking down the home team 91-73 on Saturday night at the Homburg Centre.
  • Final 8 host committee announces Steele Subaru as presenting sponsor
    January 25, 2023
    The U SPORTS Final 8 Host Committee announced on January 23 that Steele Subaru is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship.
  • X-Men split weekend games with Panthers
    January 21, 2023
    A strong fourth quarter and shooting 50 per cent from the three-point-line helped the UPEI Panthers drop the STFX X Men 76-71 on Coach K Court Saturday afternoon. The Panthers avenged a blowout loss from the previous night to the No. 6 U SPORTS ranked X-Men, who picked up their third loss of the season.
  • X-Men roll to victory over Panthers
    January 20, 2023
    In a battle of two of the top teams in the AUS, the U SPORTS No. 6 ranked STFX X-Men outlasted the UPEI Panthers 89-58 on route to their 12th win of the season.
  • X-Men win thrilling overtime game over Tigers
    January 14, 2023
    The U SPORTS No.7 ranked STFX X-Men earned a thrilling 80-74 overtime victory on Coach K Court over the visiting Dalhousie Tigers on Saturday night.
  • Capers claim come-from-behind victory over X-Men
    January 08, 2023
    Trailing by more than 20 points during the first half, the CBU Capers (3-7) rallied for a dramatic victory over the rival STFX X-Men (10-2) in AUS basketball action on Sunday afternoon at Sullivan Fieldhouse. 
  • X-Men handle Capers in first AUS action of the new year
    January 06, 2023
    The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked STFX X-Men picked up where they left off in November – on a winning note – as they defeated the Cape Breton Capers 106-82 Friday night on Coach K Court at the STFX Saputo Centre.
  • X-Men win DAL Shoveller tournament title
    December 31, 2022
    The STFX X-Men defeated the McGill Redbirds 68-50 to win their ninth tournament title at the Dalhousie Shoveller Invitational on Sunday afternoon.
  • Strong second half pushes X-Men past Stingers
    December 30, 2022
    The STFX X-Men punched their ticket to the championship game of the Dalhousie Shoveller tournament with a 78-71 semifinal win over the Concordia Stingers Saturday evening at the Dalplex.
  • X-Men earn decisive win over Huskies in opening game of DAL tourney
    December 29, 2022
    The STFX X-Men defeated the Saint Mary’s Huskies 124-78 in Game 1 of the Dalhousie Shoveller Tournament Thursday afternoon. With the win the X-Men advance to the semifinal game Friday night at 6:00 pm.
  • Strong fourth quarter pushes X-Men past Reds
    November 26, 2022
    The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked STFX X-Men used a dominant fourth quarter to secure a 92-77 win over the UNB Reds Saturday night on Coach K Court at the Saputo Centre.
  • Ejim has big double-double night as X-Men come from behind to beat DAL in overtime
    November 25, 2022
    The STFX X-Men (No. 7) came from behind to defeat the Dalhousie Tigers (No. 10) in overtime by a 91-88 margin in a battle of U SPORTS top 10 teams Friday night at Dalplex in a game worth four points in the AUS standings.
  • X-Men come out on top in close game against Sea-Hawks
    November 20, 2022
    The STFX X-Men basketball team extended their winning streak to three, dropping the Memorial Sea-Hawks 78-72 on Coach K Court on Sunday afternoon.
  • X-Men roll over Sea-Hawks 121-63
    November 19, 2022
    The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked STFX X-Men rolled over the Memorial Sea-Hawks 121-63 in AUS action Saturday night on Coach K Court at the Saputo Centre.
  • Panthers deliver in key moments in close 89-84 win over X-Men
    November 12, 2022
    It had the makings of a thriller, and Friday night’s tilt between the conference’s two undefeated teams lived up to the hype. Both the UPEI Panthers (5-0) and the STFX X-Men (4-1) went back and forth at each other all night with the Panthers prevailing in the end 89-84.
  • X-Men respond with dominant win after Friday night loss
    November 12, 2022
    The STFX X-Men had a message to send to the UPEI Panthers after yesterday’s loss and they let it be known following a convincing 96-67 win Saturday afternoon.
  • X-Men remain undefeated with win over Capers
    November 06, 2022
    The STFX X Men dropped the Cape Breton Capers 90-58 on Sunday afternoon on Coach K Court at the Saputo Centre. It was the fourth win in a row for the X-Men, who remain undefeated in AUS regular season play.
  • X-Men handle Capers 104-79 for third straight win
    November 04, 2022
    The visiting STFX X-Men (3-0) scored early and often – and never let up – to earn a 104-79 victory over the host Cape Breton University (CBU) Capers in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s basketball action on Friday evening at Sullivan Fieldhouse.
  • Hoop X-Men play to second consecutive win over Axemen
    October 29, 2022
    The STFX X-Men defeated the Acadia Axemen 82-72 on Saturday night at Stu Aberdeen Court in their second game of the season.
  • X-Men beat Axemen in AUS season opener
    October 26, 2022
    The STFX X-Men began the AUS regular season with a 103-67 win over the Acadia Axemen Wednesday night on Coach K Court at the Saputo Centre.
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