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2016 Schedule
28-6, 2nd in Big East
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Xavier has another top-10 squad

Xavier split its series with eventual national champion Villanova in a tight Big East race last season. After the return of Trevon Bluiett, expect the Musketeers to challenge the Wildcats again. Way-Too-Early Top 25


2017 Bracketology: No. 3 Seeds

  • East: Xavier Musketeers
  • West: Louisville Cardinals
  • South: West Virginia Mountaineers
  • Midwest: North Carolina Tar Heels
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Musketeers have pieces to top Big East

If Trevon Bluiett and Jalen Reynolds return, you're looking at a team that just ran neck-and-neck in the Big East with Villanova returning the majority of its roster. Way-Too-Early Top 25

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Tourney, SA-GSW, Nightengale, Murray

Bomani Jones recaps the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and weighs in on the Spurs' win over the Warriors. Plus, Bob Nightengale of USA Today talks MLB in Cuba and Bill Murray is someone's dad?!


NCAA Tourney; Texas A&M, Wisconsin

Bomani Jones, Dan Le Batard and Papi discuss Texas A&M's comeback over Northern Iowa, Wisconsin's buzzer beater victory against Xavier and more.

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Can 2016 beat the buzzer-beater record?

Teams have beaten the clock three times in this year's NCAA tournament. That's enough heroics to tie the previous tourney record in just two rounds, with many more games left to go.

From comedy to coaching: Bill Murray and son Luke (3:38)

Wisconsin beats Xavier at the buzzer

Bronson Koenig hit two 3-pointers in the closing seconds, the last of them as the buzzer sounded, and seventh-seeded Wisconsin edged second-seeded Xavier 66-63 on Sunday night.

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Wisconsin reaches Sweet 16 at buzzer

Bronson Koenig hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, then hit the game-winning 3 at the buzzer to give Wisconsin a 66-63 win over Xavier to reach the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in six years. Box score

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrific game so far between Wisconsin and Xavier. The worry for the Badgers down the stretch is that they have three starters -- Nigel Hayes, Ethan Happ and Vitto Brown -- saddled with three fouls.

Reynolds opens second half with dunkfest

Jalen Reynolds had dunks on three straight possessions early in the second half as Xavier and Wisconsin are locked up in a tight battle with a Sweet 16 berth on the line. Follow live

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin jumps out to a 17-8 lead on Xavier. Badgers wheezed to just 16 first-half points in win over Pitt on Friday. Lot of frustrated looks on Musketeers' faces right now, as they've missed some easy shots and Wisconsin has delivered some daggers against the 1-3-1 zone.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Murray in the house for Wisconsin-Xavier. Right behind Musketeers's bench.

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Second Round: Wisconsin (7) vs. Xavier (2)

The two teams meet for the first time since 2009, and since then both have made a living in the Sweet 16. The Badgers seek their fifth appearance in the last six tourneys, while the Musketeers go for their fourth Sweet 16 berth in the same timespan. Follow live

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