CINCINNATI - Xavier University has released its 2012-13 men's basketball schedule, and they won't be able to catch their breath in non-conference play.
Xavier's key matchups before A-10 play are, well, mostly everyone. The only non-perennial NCAA Tournament teams the Muskies have on their non-conference schedule are the Farleigh Dickinson Knights, the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Robert Morris Colonials.
With three graduating seniors and one transfer from 2011-12, Xavier will have a new team this year, with the only remaining proven play maker from last year being guard Dez Wells.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, November 9 Fairleigh Dickinson
Tuesday, November 13 Butler 4 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, November 17 Robert Morris
Thu., Fri, Sun., Nov. 22, 23, 25 Sixth Annual Anaheim Classic in Anaheim, Calif. (Teams involved: Cal, Drake, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Pacific, Rice, Saint Mary’s and Xavier)
Saturday, December 1 at Purdue
Thursday, December 6 Vanderbilt
Sunday, December 9 Kent State
Wednesday, December 19 Cincinnati (Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic) @ U.S. Bank Arena
Saturday, December 22 Wofford
Saturday, December 29 at Tennessee
Wednesday, January 2 at Wake Forest (Skip Prosser Classic)
Non-conference break during conference play: Tuesday, February 26 Memphis
The A-10 Conference regular season schedule dates and times have not been announced, but the opponents home and away will be as follows:
Atlantic 10 Conference regular season home games on dates TBD: VCU, Temple, Saint Louis, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle and Massachusetts.
Atlantic 10 Conference regular season road games on dates TBD: Butler, Charlotte, Dayton, Duquesne, Rhode Island, Richmond, Saint Bonaventure and Saint Joseph's.
Season tickets are on sale to the general public now. You can visit the Xavier Athletics Ticket Office, call 513-745-3411, ext. 7, or go to https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/pack_home.htmI?l=EN&team=xavier .
2012 NCAA Tournaments teams on schedule (10): Cal, Cincinnati, Memphis, Purdue, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Saint Mary’s, Temple, Vanderbilt, VCU
2012 NIT teams on schedule (6): Dayton, Drexel, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Tennessee
2012 CBI Tournament teams on schedule (2): Butler, Wofford
2012 Collegeinsider.com Tournament teams on schedule (4): Drake, Kent State, Rice, Robert Morris
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A capacity crowd watched the Xavier University baseball team collect 20 hits during a 12-3 rout of rival Dayton on Friday afternoon at Hayden Field.