Xavier announces complete 2017-18 men's basketball schedule

Xavier's Quentin Goodin (3) shoots for three points as Creighton's Cole Huff (13) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Xavier University and the BIG EAST Conference announced the 2017-18 schedule, including available game times and television for the complete slate. Xavier is coming off an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight season.

Opening Night Is First Of A School-Record 18 Home Games

Xavier opens the regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 vs. Morehead State at 7 p.m. for Opening Night at the Cintas Center. The MSU game is one of a school-record 18 regular season home games this season at Cintas Center, which saw the completion of some exciting upgrades to seating and hospitality in the offseason.

The Musketeers host 12 games against 2017 postseason teams, including 10 games against 2017 NCAA teams highlighted by six BIG EAST contests: Butler on Jan. 2, Creighton on Jan. 13, Marquette on Jan. 24, Seton Hall on Feb. 14, Villanova on Feb. 17 and Providence on Feb. 28. In non-conference play Xavier hosts Baylor on Nov. 28, Kent State on Dec. 6, East Tennessee State on Dec. 16 and Cincinnati on Dec. 2. The annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout tips off at noon at Cintas Center.

BIG EAST Opener Is Dec. 27 In Milwaukee

Xavier opens the 2017-18 BIG EAST schedule at Marquette on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 p.m. The BIG EAST regular season schedule features home-and-home series against six 2017 NCAA Tournament teams, including Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall and Villanova. St. John’s, Georgetown and DePaul round out the rugged round-robin 18-game BIG EAST schedule. XU finishes the BIG EAST slate with a visit to DePaul’s new home at Wintrust Arena on Saturday, March 3.

Information courtesy XU Athletics

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