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Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:28 pm
by muskieman
Thursday, Nov. 1 vs. Exhibition opponent TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 6 vs. IUPUI
Saturday, Nov. 10 vs. Evansville
Tuesday, Nov. 13 vs. Wisconsin (Gavitt Tipoff Games)
Monday, Nov. 19 at Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Wednesday, Nov. 28 vs. Miami (Ohio)
Saturday, Dec. 1 vs. Oakland
Wednesday, Dec. 5 vs. Ohio
Saturday, Dec. 8 at Cincinnati
Saturday, Dec. 15 vs. Eastern Kentucky
Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Missouri
Friday, Dec. 21 vs. Detroit Mercy

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:52 pm
by Xavier2005
A schedule which should produce mostly wins. The only real challenges will come from Wisconsin, 2 games in Maui, and Cincinnati. Then the BE will show their real potential.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:04 am
by ChitownSteve
Wisconsin ... again? How disappointing.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:24 am
by gym from delhi
In IUPUI, Oakland, Miami, Ohio U, and Eastern Ky, there are 5 schools whose RPI's will be worse than 250; this schedule will not be helpful come tournament time, although still better than Cupcake Brey' s pre-league games.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:25 am
by gym from delhi
I forgot to add Evansville as a sixth weak RPI game.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:16 pm
by muskieman
gym from delhi wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:24 am
In IUPUI, Oakland, Miami, Ohio U, and Eastern Ky, there are 5 schools whose RPI's will be worse than 250; this schedule will not be helpful come tournament time, although still better than Cupcake Brey' s pre-league games.
I guess Steele should have run all the new guys through a meat shredder schedule. A team with a lot of experience Xavier will not be this year despite the transfers.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:55 pm
by PT71
My take is...Steele has not idea what he has for starters...new blood...chemistry. His first go-around as a D1 coach...give him some slack, I have absolutely NO problem with this schedule...now, if Mack was still here, that would be different story. Like what we are seeing with fresh blood to program, next year! Go Muskies!

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:35 pm
by xu koop scoop
The Maui Invitational will hopefully help XU. Arizona, Auburn, Duke, Gonzaga, Illinios, Iowa St, San Diego St, XU.
Wins over Arizona, Duke & Gonzaga would mean the most to XU on a pure guess from me. Making the finals would be big.
Winning it all could really get their ratings going. Post season hooray for XU winning the BE Championship & going 7-2 on the road in
the BE.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 am
by longliveskip
not worried about the non-conf schedule at all. no matter what happens at Maui, those 3 games should balance out a lot.

and it's Steele's first year, a TON graduated, so a few "cupcakes" on the schedule will be good for this team.

Re: Non Conference Schedule

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:53 am
by Xavier2005
X fans should expect a good won loss record in the non conference schedule because it is a weak schedule. The key will be the BE play and wins there. Making the NCAA tournament will be tougher this coming season.