Massive Brawl Ends Xavier-Cincinnati Game Early (Video)

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This isn’t going to help the reputation of Cincinnati Bearcats players; the troubled Yancy Gates specifically. Today’s incident isn’t indicative of how players on the 8th ranked team in college basketball (Xavier Musketeers) should act, and I doubt Tu Holloway‘s NBA Draft stock will be helped by this.

Cincinnati vs. Xavier is always a bitter rivalry; but today it didn’t just cross the line; it nuked it.

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#12 Xavier Musketeers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Xavier Musketeers enter this season as one of the elite “mid-major” programs in the country.  Actually, they have become a major program competing in a non-power conference.  X has captured five straight Atlantic 10 titles and won at least 24 games in each of those seasons.  That level of success should continue this season with three starters returning and the addition of several key newcomers.

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