CINCINNATI - Xavier University announced its 2013-14 men's basketball non-conference schedule Tuesday, the majority of which can be seen right here in Cincinnati at the Cintas Center.
The Musketeers will play their first year in the re-formed Big East Conference, playing a home-and-away series against all nine Big East teams: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's and Villanova. The dates of those match ups in the 18-game conference schedule will be announced at a later time.
Xavier will play 18 home games in the 2013-14 season against several familiar opponents, but many new ones, including a several-game stint in the Bahamas during the Battle 4 Atlantis against an impressive field that includes Kansas, Iowa, Tennessee, Villanova, Southern California, Wake Forest and UTEP.
Below are the dates and opponents of XU's non-conference games:
Sat., Nov. 2 Exhibition game TBA
Fri., Nov. 8 Gardner-Webb
Tues., Nov. 12 Tennessee
Fri., Nov. 15 Morehead State
Tues., Nov. 19 Miami (Ohio)
TBD Battle 4 Atlantis home game
Thur., Nov. 28 Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas
Fri., Nov. 29 Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas
Sat., Nov. 30 Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas
Sat., Dec. 7 Bowling Green
Tues., Dec. 10 Evansville
Sat., Dec. 14 Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena
Sat., Dec. 21 at Alabama
Sat., Dec. 28 Wake Forest
Season ticket renewals are now available online by going to https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/home.htmI?l=EN&team=xavier . To renew via phone, season ticket holders must use Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for payment. The deadline for current season ticket holders to submit their initial deposit is June 7, 2013. Final payment will be due on September 6, 2013.
For potential new season ticket buyers, season ticket deposits can be placed now to guarantee the first opportunity to purchase new season tickets for the upcoming year. Fans can log on to GoXavier.com for more information or call the Xavier Athletic Ticket Office at 513-745-3411 x7.