The Big East Conference announced the men’s regular season basketball league schedule on Friday, completing Xavier’s 2023-24 regular season slate.
Xavier, which finished 15-5 and in second place in the Big East last season, opens league play on Dec. 20 at St. John’s. The conference home-opener will be against Seton Hall on Dec. 23. Xavier wraps up regular season Big East play on March 9 against Marquette at Cintas Center. Xavier’s home conference schedule includes five Wednesday games, three Saturday games and one contest each on Friday and Tuesday.
Sean Miller watches as Desmond Claude (1) brings the ball up the court in Xavier’s exhibition game against University of Victoria on Aug. 8, 2023 in the Baha Mar Hoops Summer League in Nassau, Bahamas.
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The Musketeers will play 12 Big East regular season games against teams that made 2023 postseason play. That includes home-and-away games against national champion UConn, Creighton (Elite 8), Marquette (NCAA second round), Providence (NCAA tournament), Villanova (NIT) and Seton Hall (NIT).
Xavier has additional marquee matchups in its non-conference schedule, including its road-opener against Purdue (No. 1 seed in last year’s NCAA Tournament) on Nov. 13 in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, a home game against Houston (2023 Sweet 16) Dec. 1 in the Big East/Big 12 Battle. Xavier will play either NCAA Tournament runner-up San Diego State or St. Mary’s (NCAA second round) in November’s Continental Tire Main Event in Las Vegas.
The annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout against Cincinnati is at Cintas Center on Dec. 9.
There will be no public exhibition games this season, only a pair of closed scrimmages. Television information and times for Xavier’s Big East games will be announced later this month.
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Publish date : 2023-09-15 15:27:59
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