2016-17 Schedules: Xavier Musketeers

With the likes of Trevon Bluiett (above) and Edmond Sumner (top) back for another season, the Xavier Musketeers could be the team that knocks Villanova off the top of the Big East standings in 2016-17. (Source: The Blackburn Review)
With the likes of Trevon Bluiett (above) and Edmond Sumner (top) back for another season, the Xavier Musketeers could be the team that knocks Villanova off the top of the Big East standings in 2016-17. (Source: The Blackburn Review)

Last season was one to remember for the Xavier Musketeers, despite it ending prematurely in the Round of 32.

Xavier finished second in the Big East standings, and earned a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament after a strong regular season. After knocking off the Weber State Wildcats, the Musketeers fell to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Round of 32, 66-63.

Following the loss, fans turned their attention to the 2016-17 season, and they have plenty of reasons to be excited about what could take place in Cincinnati, OH. Their top three scorers are all back, including Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner, who was one of the nation’s top freshmen last season. Add in the addition of transfer RaShid Gaston, who sat out last season after transferring from the Norfolk State Spartans, and Xavier is poised to be in contention once again.

All the signs point to another strong season for the Musketeers. If all goes according to plan, they could be the ones that take down the Villanova Wildcats atop the Big East standings. A strong non-conference schedule will have them battle-ready for the grind of conference play.

Xavier Musketeers

2015-16 Record: 28-6 (14-4 in Big East; 2nd)
Key Returnees: Trevon Bluiett, Edmond Sumner, Myles Davis, J.P. Macura
Key Departures: Jalen Reynolds

2016-17 Schedule
(** Denotes Conference Play)

11/5/2016: TBD (Exhibition)
*Cincinnati, OH

11/11/2016: v. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
*Cincinnati, OH

11/14/2016: v. Buffalo Bulls
*Cincinnati, OH

11/17/2016: TBD (Puerto Rico Tip-Off)
*San Juan, Puerto Rico

11/18/2016: TBD (Puerto Rico Tip-Off)
*San Juan, Puerto Rico

11/20/2016: TBD (Puerto Rico Tip-Off)
*San Juan, Puerto Rico

11/26/2016: v. Northern Iowa Panthers
*Cincinnati, OH

11/30/2016: v. North Dakota State Bison
*Cincinnati, OH

12/3/2016: @ Baylor Bears
*Waco, TX

12/7/2016: @ Colorado Buffaloes
*Boulder, CO

12/10/2016: v. Utah Utes
*Cincinnati, OH

12/17/2016: v. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Skip Prosser Classic)
*Cincinnati, OH

12/20/2016: v. Eastern Washington Eagles
*Cincinnati, OH

Conference Schedule: TBD