Four 2015-16 Xavier opponents and dates announced with local ties: Cincinnati, NKU, Miami and Wright State

Photo: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Photo: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Courtesy of GoXavier.com

CINCINNATI — Xavier University announced four non-conference games on the 2015-16 men’s basketball home schedule with heavy local ties.

Miami (Ohio) provides the opposition in the Opening Night game on Friday, Nov. 13 at Cintas Center. Xavier hosts Northern Kentucky University on Monday, Nov. 23 and Wright State on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout vs. Cincinnati will be played Saturday, Dec. 12. 

Miami and Xavier have met 100 times in men’s basketball, although they did not meet last season. MU is a long-time member of the Mid-American Conference. 

Northern Kentucky and Xavier, who have met in exhibition play in recent years, have not met in the regular season since the 1978-79 season. NKU is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Wright State, a member of the Horizon League, was an XU rival in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference before XU left for the Atlantic 10 Conference following the 1994-95 season. XU left the A-10 for the BIG EAST Conference prior to the 2013-14 season. 

Cincinnati and Xavier will meet for the 83rd time. While UC, a member of the American Conference, leads the all-time series, XU has won six of the last eight meetings, including the last two. 


Xavier University men’s basketball season tickets can still be renewed now through May 31. Fans interested in new season tickets for Xavier can now place a $100 deposit per seat. Placing a deposit will guarantee the first opportunity for new seat selection, before the general public on sale in July. The $100 deposit per seat only applies for NEW season ticket accounts. Current ticket holders DO NOT need to place a deposit and should have received renewal information in the mail. For more information, please call the Xavier Athletics Ticket Office at 513-745-3411 x7.

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