As Xavier prepares to enter its first season in the Big East, it faces an entirely new set of competitors. Here are the new Big East teams with basic information on how they stack up against Xavier.
Arena: Cintas Center (on campus), 10,250
Average attendance: 10,155
Highlights: 23 NCAA Tournament appearances, three Sweet 16s, two Elite Eights
Arena: Hinkle Fieldhouse (on campus), 10,000
Average attendance: 6,599
Highlights: 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours
Location: Omaha, Neb.
Arena: CenturyLink Center (off campus), 18,560
Average attendance: 16,665
Highlights: 19 NCAA Tournament appearances
DePaul Blue Demons
Arena: Allstate Arena (off campus), 17,500
Average attendance: 7,740
Highlights: 22 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours
Location: Washington, D.C.
Arena: Verizon Center (off campus), 20,308
Average attendance: 11,283
Highlights: 30 NCAA Tournament appearances, five Final Fours, one NCAA championship
Marquette Golden Eagles
Arena: Bradley Center (off campus), 18,850
Average attendance: 15,138
Highlights: 32 NCAA Tournament appearances, three Final Fours, one NCAA championship
Location: Providence, R.I.
Arena: Dunkin Donut Center (off campus), 12,400
Average attendance: 7,883
Highlights: 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours
Seton Hall Pirates
Location: South Orange, N.J.
Arena: Prudential Center (off campus), 18,500
Average attendance: 6,941
Highlights: Nine NCAA Tournament appearances, one Final Four
St. John’s Red Storm
Location: New York City
Arena: Carnesecca Arena (on campus), 6,008
Average attendance: 8,428
Highlights: 27 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours
Location: Villanova, Pa.
Arena: The Pavilion (on campus), 6,500
Average attendance: 8,923
Highlights: 33 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours, one NCAA championship