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Xavier now expects deep tourney runs

Musketeers players hope to leave legacy of excellence

Updated: March 26, 2009, 3:10 PM ET
By Graham Watson | ESPN.com

Xavier is over the mid-major label.

Despite playing in the Atlantic 10 and not having a football team to bolster their athletic reputation, the Musketeers have thrived on the basketball court and have become a program many other small schools want to emulate.

The Musketeers have won three straight A-10 regular-season titles, have reached the NCAA tournament in eight of the past nine years and are a win in Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh away from reaching their third ...

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