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2017 Schedule
1st in Big East

Chris Mack @CoachChrisMack

Could both of these two clowns start talking about their own beliefs, own strategy & own plan to help our nation? Is it that difficult?

Xavier rises to No. 5 in class rankings

With the addition of Paul Scruggs (ESPN's No. 28 overall recruit), Xavier's 2017 recruiting class makes a big jump in our rankings. The Musketeers beat out Indiana, Michigan State and UConn for the nation's No. 5 point guard. Class rankings (Insider)

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3dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

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6dAdam Finkelstein

Scout's Take: ESPN 100 PG Paul Scruggs commits to Xavier

Xavier landed a pivotal commitment on Friday when ESPN 100 guard Paul Scruggs announced his commitment to head coach Chris Mack and the Musketeers. Here's a look at what he'll bring to Cincinnati.

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7dJeff Borzello

Top-30 prospect Scruggs commits to Xavier

Top-30 prospect Paul Scruggs has committed to Xavier, giving the Musketeers their highest-ranked recruit since the ESPN basketball recruiting database started in 2007.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Scruggs (No. 28) is the highest-ranked player to commit to Xavier since ESPN's recruiting database began in 2007.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 28 Paul Scruggs has committed to Xavier.

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Will Villanova and Xavier rule again?

The defending national champs were picked to win the Big East, and Josh Hart was named preseason player of the year. The Musketeers placed two players on the league's preseason first-team. Preseason honors

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Bluiett makes All-Rolls Royce team

Xavier's Trevon Bluiett (15.1 PPG as a sophomore) is named to Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team featuring the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Big East released its preseason poll: Villanova receives 9 of 10 first-place votes and the defending national champs are picked to win the Big East again. 2) Xavier (with one first place vote) 3. Creighton T4. Georgetown T4. Seton Hall 6. Butler 7. Marquette 8. St. John's 9. Providence 10. DePaul

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15dEamonn Brennan

No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 in college hoops

College basketball season is about a month away. So it's no longer "too early" to determine the best of the best. Argue all you want about Nos. 2-24, but No. 1 remains a no-brainer: Hello, Duke.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Puerto Rico Tip-Off will move its site for the 2016 event to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., due to concerns over the Zika virus.

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31dJeff Borzello

The best recruiter for each top-25 team

To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on staff.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Justin Smith tells ESPN he's down to four schools: Indiana, Xavier, Stanford and Villanova.

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Campaign slogans for each top-25 college hoops team

Everybody needs something to put on a sign, bumper sticker or hat, right? Here's what each team in our top 25 will be slapping on everything. You can just see Coach K with a button, can't you?

Team Stats

Points Per Game67.0
Rebounds Per Game39.5
Assists Per Game12.0
Points Allowed59.59th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record24-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26