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Xavier will play Thomas More in exhibition opener

Xavier's head coach Chris Mack directs his players from the bench in the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Utah, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 77-69. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Xavier University men’s basketball, coming off an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight season, announced today that it will play its lone public exhibition game vs. Thomas More College on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at Cintas Center. Thomas More, an NCAA Division III school from nearby Crestview Hills, Ky., finished the 2016-17 season with a 22-7 record, winning the Presidents Athletic Conference tournament championship for the second time in school history.

TMC earned a spot in the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament, marking the first time that the Saints won more than 20 games and advanced to the NCAA tournament in the same season. Thomas More returns all five starters from last season. The Saints will play at UK a week prior to this matchup.

Information courtesy Xavier Univ Athletics

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