The good folks over at Casual Hoya also asked us some questions about Xavier in the context of the upcoming game. Here's a brief glimpse at what went down:
CH: Barring a collapse down the stretch, it appears the Muskies will make the Dance. Has this season been a success for the program? Did you expect better? Worse?
BOTP: I wish I were as confident as you are that we are in. This stretch run (St. John's, Creighton, Seton Hall, Villanova) is brutal. I didn't know what to expect coming into this year other than that there would be fewer "can't lose" games late in the year. In previous years we could never afford to drop a game to URI, Fordham, Charlotte, etc. Now, aside from DePaul and our favorite punching bag, Butler, you don't have that. As a Cleveland sports fan, I expect Xavier to be my winning team to cheer for each year. Honestly, I was hoping the tournament as a 7-9 seed this year, and I think that can happen.
That and so much more can be found over at their Q&A here. If you go over there to mingle, be sure to mention that Brad D sent you.