Xavier Magazine

The Competition

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.

Xavier Musketeers

Location: Cincinnati

Arena: Cintas Center (on campus), 10,250

Average attendance: 10,155

Highlights: 23 NCAA Tournament appearances, three Sweet 16s, two Elite Eights


Butler Bulldogs

Location: Indianapolis

Arena: Hinkle Fieldhouse (on campus), 10,000

Average attendance: 6,599

Highlights: 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours


Creighton Bluejays

Location: Omaha, Neb.

Arena: CenturyLink Center (off campus), 18,560

Average attendance: 16,665

Highlights: 19 NCAA Tournament appearances


DePaul Blue Demons

Location: Chicago

Arena: Allstate Arena (off campus), 17,500

Average attendance: 7,740

Highlights: 22 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours


Georgetown Hoyas

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

Location: Milwaukee

Arena: Bradley Center (off campus), 18,850

Average attendance: 15,138

Highlights: 32 NCAA Tournament appearances, three Final Fours, one NCAA championship


Providence College

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


Villanova Wildcats

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

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