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Season Preview: 2016

Opponent breakdowns, player previews, predictions, and everything you need to be ready for Xavier's 2016-2017 basketball season.

Xavier basketball 2016 season preview, part 2

Xavier gets warmed up in the first half of non-con. Now things get real.

Xavier basketball 2016 season preview, part 1

We’ve got opponents at a glance, quick breakdowns, and our picks for every game in the first half of the non-conference schedule.

Previewing the Big East

Here it is, a team by team breakdown of all you need to know about the Big East.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Cincinnati

What will the Bearcats bring to the Crosstown Shootout this year?

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Wake Forest

Wake's history with Xavier basically peaked when they hired Skip.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: EWU

The Eagles had two great players last year, but both of them have since moved on. What is left?

Know Your non-conference opponent: Utah

The Utes have returned to national prominence, but can they stay at the top after losing some big pieces?

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Colorado

Colorado was very good last year, have they added enough to replace Josh Scott?

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Baylor

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Myles Davis

There is a huge range of possible outcomes for Myles this year.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: North Dakota State

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Malcolm Bernard

Do you know much about Malcom Bernard? If not, let’s learn together!

2016 Xavier player preview: RaShid Gaston

The transfer trail has long been good to Xavier; is RaShid Gaston going to be the next transfer legend?

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: JP Macura

Can JP go back to catching defenders with their pants down this season, or will the Big East finally get tired of being outfoxed?

Xavier basketball 2016 player preview: Trevon Bluiett

Trevon returns as the leading scorer on a team that will need to establish offense early.

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Sean O’Mara

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa said goodbye to a talented senior class after one of the most gutting losses in recent NCAA tournament history. Can they pick up the pieces well enough to get off to a hot start this year?

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Edmond Sumner

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Kaiser Gates

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Tyrique Jones

The Muskies newest big man is built like a brick outhouse and has an incredible motor, but the transition from high school to college could be a bumpy one in the early going.

2016 Xavier basketball player preview: Quentin Goodin

Xavier's freshman guard is heir apparent to Semaj and Ed; what will he bring this year?

Know Your Non-conference Weekend: 2016 Puerto Rico Tip-off

Last time Xavier played in this tournament, they won it. Last time Xavier played a tournament at this venue, they won it. Here's an introduction to six teams playing for second place.

Know your non-conference opponent: Lehigh

The last time these two teams faced off, Dee Davis was a freshman and the stakes couldn’t have been higher. Now the Mountain Hawks come into Cintas to open the season against a Xavier team with big plans for the year.

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