Xavier University announced its impressive 2012-13 men’s basketball non-conference schedule today, including the dates and sites. Xavier has 22 teams on its 2012-13 schedule that participated in 2012 postseason action, including 10 in the NCAA Tournament, combining the Atlantic 10 slate and all potential non-conference opponents.
“We continue to have the philosophy of putting together one of the nation’s toughest non-conference schedules,” said Xavier Athletic Director Mike Bobinski. “This is great for our fans and for our team as it prepares for what should be the toughest and deepest Atlantic 10 Conference since we joined the league (in 1995-96).”
The Musketeers open the season with a three-game homestand, including a non-conference game on Nov. 13 against new Atlantic 10 Conference rival Butler as part of ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon. Xavier also hosts the likes of Vanderbilt, Memphis and Kent State while playing at Purdue, Tennessee and Wake Forest. In neutral site action, XU also plays Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena and against a talented field in the Anaheim Classic in November that includes 2012 NCAA Tournament teams Cal and Saint Mary’s and consensus top 25 preseason pick Drexel.
Xavier opens the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 against Farleigh Dickinson at Cintas Center.
Season tickets are now on sale. Visit the men’s basketball ticket page on GoXavier.com for more details or call the Xavier Athletic Ticket Office at 513-745-3411.