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Western Kentucky is on the schedule, another Kentucky school makes the greatest comeback in history, and Tom Crean is both assigning and dodging blame.

Dee Davis will lead Xavier against the Timberwolves tomorrow
Dee Davis will lead Xavier against the Timberwolves tomorrow
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Part of the 2015 schedule set already- The Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky will visit the Cintas in December of 2015, and will receive a princely sum for their travels. Western Kentucky actually leads the all time series between the teams 13-12, though that figures to be level after this meeting.

Lauren Hill lands a Wheaties box- I'm not sure how big a deal Wheaties is anymore, but it's still a step much farther than most people go. It's impossible not to read these stories without thinking about how sadly the story has to end, and how many kids die of this form of cancer after fighting a battle that never makes the spotlight.

The greatest comeback in college basketball history- I'll be honest, I had never heard of this game until Raphielle Johnson wrote about it. I won't ruin the entire story, but the team involved comes back from down 31 with 15 minutes to play. A current college coach was heavily involved in making the comeback happen. I'm just uncertain how a team can collapse like that.

Tom Crean (sort of) identifies the problem- Things have been a mess at Indiana recently, and Tom Crean is pretty sure he knows why. "We're not doing a great job in leadership at all." Crean then called on his players to be better leaders and, in conjunction, better people. It's all well and good for Crean to take some responsibility afterward and to publicly lambaste the players who richly deserve it, but isn't there someone already in place to lead the young men who might be prone to bad decisions? Like, the head coach?

There hasn't exactly been a ton of Xavier news recently, but that will begin to change tomorrow with when we begin our coverage of the only open exhibition game of the year. Northwood University of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will come to the Cintas to take on the Musketeers and, as per the norm, we'll have all the coverage right here.