Xavier Magazine

Hoopin’ Homecoming

Xavier is hosting this year’s Black Coaches Association Classic basketball tournament at the Cintas Center Nov. 15-17. The eight-team tournament is being held the same weekend as homecoming, providing alumni three chances to see the Musketeers in action—or see 12 games in all. Four games are being played each day, with Xavier starting off against Coppin State at 8:00 p.m. Nov. 15.

Other teams in the tournament include: Ohio University, Mercer University, Oakland University and the universities of California-Irvine, San Diego and Illinois-Chicago.

Five of the eight teams finished first or second in their conference last season, while six teams won at least 17 games.

“We are very excited to be hosting one of the country’s premier preseason tournaments,” says head coach Thad Matta. “Playing against solid competition from around the country so early in the season will be a great experience.”

The 15-year-old BCA’s primary purpose is fostering growth and development of minorities at all levels of sport both nationally and internationally.

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