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Season Preview: 2015

Know Your Big East Opponent: 2015

Banners Predicts the Big East Standings

The Big East has a clear top and bottom tier, but that doesn't make projecting where each team will finish any easier. Here's how the Banners staff sees the conference ending up this year.

Xavier 2015-2016 season preview, part two

The conference season wraps up with the Crosstown Shootout and the Christmas games leading into Big East play.

Xavier 2015-2016 season preview, part one

From the tip off through Thanksgiving, here is what we expect from the first half of Xavier's non-conference schedule.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Creighton

The Bluejays lost a few components from a rough season a year ago, but there is reason to think things are back on the upswing in Omaha.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Wake Forest

Danny Manning has Wake Forest on the rise once again.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Marquette

Marquette might be a year away but, even after last year's misery, I suspect Golden Eagles fans are feeling very optimistic.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Auburn

Auburn was about Xavier's worst non-conference loss last year; can the Muskies get revenge in the return leg?

Know (and hate) Your Non-Conference Opponent: UC

Little brother brings a commitment to defense and dragging a game into the mud. With Mick Cronin back on the sideline, the acrimony for the Shootout will start building early.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Wright State

It's been a long road since the halcyon days of Vitaly Potapenko. Billy Donlon has the Raiders on the right path, but WSU doesn't represent the sternest of challenges on the schedule.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Georgetown

Georgetown lost some familiar and vital cogs, but they may have replaced them with a tremendous recruiting class.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: WKU

Blue Blob v. Red Blob!

Discussing Expectations: How far should Xavier go?

The Xavier Musketeers are no longer a mid-major team simply happy with a good season. Fans are now almost accustomed to seeing the team in the Sweet 16. How far do you expect the Musketeers to advance each year?

Is X in for another disappointing Thanksgiving?

Xavier heads to Orlando to try to shake their Thanksgiving demons in a loaded ESPN event.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Butler

For Xavier fans knowing Butler is basically hating Butler, but the Bulldogs will be in the mix at the top of the conference again this year.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Providence

Last season the Friars went to their second straight NCAA tournament. Are Kris Dunn and a raft of role players enough to get them back?

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: NKU

A team from just down the road may very well represent the softest part of Xavier's schedule this year.

Know Your Big East Opponent: Seton Hall

The Pirates self destructed last season and ended up an afterthought. Can Kevin Willard keep it all together this year?

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Michigan

The Wolverines were pretty mediocre last year. I don't think they will be this year.

Sports Illustrated's projected Xavier numbers

More fun with projections!

Know Your Big East Opponent: St. John's

Chris Mullin takes over a team with no recognizable names left and a bunch of talented question marks coming in. Can this team get together in time to prevent a last place finish?

Who is going to be this year's Xavier MVP?

Will Trevon make the jump? Is Jalen going to fill Stainbrook's shoes? Or maybe Myles Davis will gut his way to 40 games of dominance. Here's the early look at it.

The Complete 2015-2016 Xavier player preview

A complete rundown of every Xavier player, all in one place.

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Sports Illustrated says Jalen will be good for 15 PPG this year

It's just a projection, but at least it's a good one. They also see Jalen as Xavier's only top 100 scorer, but I'm okay with that.

Xavier 2015-2016 Player Preview: Jalen Reynolds

Matt Stainbrook left a big hole for X to fill in the middle, but another breakout performance from Jalen Reynolds would do just that.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Missouri

Can Kim Anderson right the ship after a miserable first year in charge, or is Missouri on its way to being another forgotten program in flyover country?

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Jalen Reynolds is first-team all Big East

Congrats to Jalen! Also, apparently four of the best five players in the league are guards.

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Andy Katz: Xavier is "potential champion" in the Big East

Athletic big men, good shooters, and Ed Sumner lead Katz to believe Xavier can make a run for the top of the conference.

Is Myles Davis the best two guard in the Big East?

A recent article claimed Kellen Dunham was the best two guard in the Big East. The raw numbers may suggest that, but look deeper and Xavier's Myles Davis stakes an excellent claim.

Xavier 2015-2016 Player Preview: Myles Davis

Myles Davis had an excellent sophomore season, but the point guard question looms large over his junior campaign.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Miami (OH)

Miami used to be a peer of Xavier's, but 15 tournamentless years have kind of taken the shine off of that conception. Now they're just another guarantee game at the start of the season.

Xavier 2015-2016 Player Preview: Remy Abell

The defensive metrics are confusing, but there's absolutely no doubt about how valuable Remy Abell is to this team.


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