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Xavier 2018-2019 Player Preview: Zach Hankins

From Ferris State to the big time. Zach Hankins is going to get his shot after truly going through the grind.

2018 Player Previews

Know Your Non-conference Opponent 2018

Xavier 2018-2019 Player Preview: Kyle Castlin

Castlin comes to Xavier as a grad transfer from Columbia. How will his Ivy League experience translate to Big East competition?

Xavier 2018-2019 Player Preview: Ryan Welage

Ryan Welage looked like the man at San Jose State, can he do it in the Big East?

Xavier 2018-2019 Player Preview: Quentin Goodin

Q has bounce, incredible strength, and an increasingly nuanced game at the point. The basketball world is about to know the name.

2018 Season Preview

2018 Season Preview

The NCAA basketball season is almost upon us. Xavier lost its coach and most of its top talent, but a young and hungry roster led by a talented head man finally getting his shot will look to defend the program's Big East title. We've got everything from an opponent-by-opponent look at the schedule to an analysis of every player on the roster right here to get you ready for the ball to go up.

Xavier 2018-2019 Player Preview: Paul Scruggs

Xavier’s highest ranked recruit of last year’s class took some time to get up to speed, but he will need to shoulder the burden this year.

Xavier 2018-19 Player Preview: Elias Harden

Xavier lost 225 made threes from last year’s team; is Elias Harden ready to step into that void?

Xavier 2018-19 Player Preview: Keonte Kennedy

The recruit who came in from the cold is officially a Xavier player and one of only two incoming freshman.

Xavier 2018-19 Player Preview: Dontarius James

The versatile forward is one of several new faces for Xavier this year, and will have to use his varied skill set to carve out a role as a freshman.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Detroit

Things have changed a lot since the days of Spencer Haywood. Detroit is a legit buy game now, and the last opponent before Big East play for Xavier.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Missouri

Coach Steele will push the men on to Missouri in December to take on the Tigers in a rematch of a second-round matchup that never happened.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: EKU

The Colonels are Xavier’s first opponent in the stretch that leads to the Big East.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Cincinnati

The Crosstown Shootout is on enemy ground this year, as Xavier travels to UC’s newly-renovated arena to take on the Bearcats.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: THE Ohio University

Ohio U is keyed for another run at some postseason glory, and adding Xavier’s name to their win column would be a huge coup.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Oakland

A massive exodus from an already mediocre team has left the Grizzlies in a really bad spot for the upcoming season.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Miami (Oh)

That’s right, the Redhawks are back on the schedule. This rivalry, though, has changed in scope since these times last met.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Auburn

Auburn looms as a sneaky good team out of the SEC as Xavier’s schedule toughens.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Wisconsin

The Gavitt Games have somehow been a home-and-home with Wisconsin for Xavier. What a crock of crap; bring on the Big 12.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Evansville

The Purple Aces no longer play in sleeves, but they still... I don’t know, actually. I don’t pay attention to Evansville basketball and I’m writing this before I research the post.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: IUPUI

Xavier’s basketball season will kick off with a visit from the fearsome Jaguars of Indiana University - Purdue University Indiana.