Season Preview 2013

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Xavier Team Preview

Travis Taylor and Brad Redford have left the building, how do the new frontcourt and backcourt stack up without them? Can Xavier's guards be steady enough to support a very solid group of bigs?

Xavier Team Preview

Travis Taylor and Brad Redford have left the building, how do the new frontcourt and backcourt stack up without them? Can Xavier's guards be steady enough to support a very solid group of bigs?

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Season Preview, part 2

From the Bahamas to Cintas, by way of Alabama and the potential for a couple of repeat opponents. Here's the second half of Xavier's non-conference schedule.

Season Preview, part 2

From the Bahamas to Cintas, by way of Alabama and the potential for a couple of repeat opponents. Here's the second half of Xavier's non-conference schedule.

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Season Preview, part 1

Xavier has reloaded the roster and is on back in the mix for NCAA tournament contention (as are all 351 D-1 teams). The first stretch of the non-conference season will take Xavier all the way to the Bahamas; here's who they'll face along the way.

Season Preview, part 1

Xavier has reloaded the roster and is on back in the mix for NCAA tournament contention (as are all 351 D-1 teams). The first stretch of the non-conference season will take Xavier all the way to the Bahamas; here's who they'll face along the way.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Cincinnati

The Crosstown Shootout is a big game every year. Here's everything you need to know to be up to speed on UC.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Georgetown

Georgetown has become infamous for collapsing in the NCAA tournament. This season they'll bring back all but Otto Porter from a team that really should challenge for the Big East title again. The NCAAs? We'll see.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Wake Forest

The Skip Prosser Classic is back on as both teams have something to prove this year.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Alabama

Alabama had a down year least season, but Anthony Grant's blend of new faces and a familiar scheme is set to put them back in the tournament.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Marquette

Marquette starts the season as the only ranked Big East team. With Davante Gardner and Jamil Wilson returning, along with a host of top 100 recruits, they look good money to hold their spot.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Evansville

I'm about to infinitely increase your level of knowledge on the Evansville Purple Aces.

Ken Pomeroy on Xavier and the new Big East

KenPom is the best place on the web for finding college basketball info. What does he think of the Big East and Xavier this year?

Sunday Conversation: 10/27

Go big or go small, Randolph and Richards, trying to figure out how MAC stats translate to the new Big East, and coming close to saying this is a very good roster.

Semaj Isn't Under the Radar, But Xavier is

When previewing a conference with which you are apparently unfamiliar, it's usually best to do some research. That's apparently not a requirement for Grantland's Mark Titus, though.

Musketeer Madness on Fox Sports One

For those of you who may, somehow, not have noticed, Xavier has joined the Big East. Fox Sports One's Big East Tip Off Party showcases the blessings, and occasional curse, of making the jump.

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Player Preview: Kamall Richards

Kamall Richards is a scorer coming on to a team where shots are already going to be difficult to find. Can the young man adjust to longer being the biggest gun on the team?

2013 Player Preview: Erik Stenger

That Erik Stenger has gotten this far and is getting his school paid for is a testament to his hard work more than innate talent. When does the string run out for the senior?

Player Preview: Jalen Reynolds

Jalen Reynolds is nearly as tall as anyone else on the team, incredibly athletic, and, at 21 years of age, he's also not your average freshman. Can he be a dominant inside force for Xavier this year?

Player Preview: James Farr

James Farr burned a year of eligibility on 42 minutes last year. Whether or not he should have redshirted, the sophomore now faces a fight for playing time.

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