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21-3, 1st in Big East
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Chris Mack: 'We want to be known for our toughness' (4:05)
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Mack a popular choice for top coach

Xavier's Chris Mack wasn't picked by anyone to win coach of the year in the preseason. Five of our experts are now choosing Mack to win hardware. Revised predictions

Bracketology: Xavier drops to No. 3 seed

In Joe Lunardi's latest projection, the Musketeers are trending down after a loss at Creighton. Lunardi projects Xavier's first weekend of the tournament to be spent in Spokane. See full bracket

Bilas ranks Xavier high

The Musketeers are the top-scoring team in the Big East, and get to the free throw line more than any other team in their league. So, did Jay Bilas rank them in the top 10? You bet. Bilas Index: 1-68 (Insider)

ESPN Stats & Info

Xavier's ice-cold night behind the arc

The No. 5 Musketeers' 1-for-21 night behind the arc in their loss to Creighton was the worst 3-point shooting night in college basketball this season (min. 20 attempts).

Creighton Basketball @BluejayMBB

"This is a special atmosphere. A special place. Greg's done a tremendous job this year with a brand new starting five" - XU coach Chris Mack

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Creighton upsets No. 5 Xavier (0:31)

Creighton Basketball @BluejayMBB

Edmond Sumner hits one of two free throws. Zach Hanson fouled on the rebound attempt and will head to the line. Jays lead, 66-54.

Musketeers rise in Power Rankings

Xavier has won five straight. Mark your calendar for the Feb. 24 showdown with No. 1 Villanova, which is shaping up to be a top-5 matchup. Power Rankings

Creighton needs major statement win

Seton Hall separated itself with a win over Georgetown. Now, Creighton needs a big win. The Bluejays' résumé simply isn't good enough right now, but a win over No. 5 Xavier would be a start. Bubble Watch

Creighton leading No. 5 Xavier at half

Maurice Watson Jr. has 10 points and 5 assists, and Isaiah Zierden is 3-for-5 from 3-point range, as the Bluejays lead the Musketeers 37-27 at halftime. Xavier is shooting just 32.4%, including 1-for-12 from long range. Follow live

Xavier should trump Creighton

The Bluejays have what it takes to stay neck-and-neck with the No. 6 Musketeers, but Xavier has first place in the Big East in their sights. Bottom line: Dont bet against the Musketeers. Weekday predictions

This week's AP Top 25

  • 1. Villanova (32 first-place votes)
  • 2. Maryland (13 first-place votes)
  • 3. Oklahoma (7 first-place votes)
  • 4. Iowa (11 first-place votes)
  • 5. Xavier
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(6) Xavier welcomes Marquette

Xavier looks to keep pace in the Big East as its one game behind Villanova. The Musketeers defeated the Golden Eagles by 8 three weeks ago. Follow live

Marquette leads No. 6 Xavier at halftime

The Golden Eagles went on a 17-1 run to take a 38-35 lead over the Musketeers. Henry Ellenson leads the way with 10 points and 6 rebounds. An unranked Marquette team has not beaten a top-6 teams since upsetting UConn in 2006. Follow live

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No. 6 Xavier rallies past Marquette

The Musketeers surged ahead in the second half for the 90-82 win, their fifth straight win. Trevon Bluiett led the way with 23 points and 8 assists while Edmond Sumner and J.P. Macura each scored 20. Box score

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Xavier first to 20 wins (0:39)

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.837th
Rebounds Per Game41.416th
Assists Per Game16.233rd
Points Allowed68.6101st

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