Jason Love, the 6-9 forward from Xavier, is that reason. Love is a Philadelphia native and an 2006 Abington Friends graduate. The three year starter for the Musketeers is one of the most productive players for the upstart #6 seed.
In the teams most recent win against #3 seed Pitt, Love finished with 14 points and eight rebounds and also had a team high two blocks that helped keep the tempo for XU.
So for all you Philly fans out there, don't fret there is still another reason to root for the city of brotherly love.
Next up for Love and the Musketeers in one of their toughest meetings yet as they will face #2 ranked Kansas St. Xavier will attempt to make the Elite Eight for the first time since 2008.
XU v. Pitt Box Score
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