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2017 Schedule
7-1, 1st in Big East
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Baylor tops Xavier in showdown of unbeaten (0:37)

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Xavier entered the game against Baylor allowing 22.9 paint points per game, fewest in the Big East. The Bears punished the Musketeers with 38 points from the paint, helped by 77 percent shooting from down low in the second half.

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After trailing by three points at halftime, Baylor took over in the paint in the second half, outscoring Xavier 20-4 down low. Baylor finished the game 19-of-26 in the paint, including 10-of-13 in the second half.

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Baylor makes mess of fast break

This possession ends when two Bears fight for the ball after missing a wide open layup. Still, No. 9 Baylor holds a slim lead over No. 7 Xavier in the second half.

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Baylor's good defense leads to Freeman's dunk (0:21)
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Watch: No. 7 Xavier at No. 9 Baylor

ESPN's BPI favors Baylor in a matchup of unbeaten top-10 teams. The Bears have already knocked off Oregon, Louisville and Michigan State. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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No. 2 seeds Baylor, Xavier meet Saturday

In Joe Lunardi's Nov. 3 projection, Baylor opened as a No. 8 seed. After a 7-0 start and three wins vs. AP ranked opponents, the Bears have jumped all the way up to a No. 2 seed. They will play 7-0 Xavier on Saturday, another projected No. 2 seed. Bracketology

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Xavier makes easy work of North Dakota State (0:39)
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Musketeers rise to 6th in rankings

Xavier took two from Northern Iowa, and this is just the start of good signs with Kaiser Gates' return. They move up eight spots and will visit no. 8 Baylor on Saturday. Power Rankings

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Xavier knocks off Northern Iowa for 2nd time in a week (0:42)
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Two new teams at No. 2

Undefeated Virginia and Xavier climb into No. 2 seeds this week, while Indiana and Kansas remain locked in at the same position. Joe Lunardi's Bracketology

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Musketeers hold at No. 8 in rankings

Xavier is 5-0, but without Myles Davis the Musketeers have looked vulnerable. The hope is that Davis, the senior who gives coach Chris Mack a much-needed shooter, will return at the semester break. Power Rankings

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Bluiett scores 20 in Xavier's win over Northern Iowa (0:54)
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No. 11 Xavier escapes with win over Northern Iowa

Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points and Edmond Sumner got 11 of his 17 points in the second half, helping 11th-ranked Xavier hold off Northern Iowa 67-59 to win the Tire Pros Invitational on Sunday n

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Macura's long range shooting powers Xavier in win (1:06)

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.6Tied-123rd
Rebounds Per Game41.330th
Assists Per Game14.8Tied-118th
Points Allowed65.670th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record24-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26