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Auburn vs. Xavier: Time, TV schedule, live stream, 3 things to know

The Musketeers are a win away from the best start in school history.

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The Xavier Musketeers have played basketball since 1920.

They have never started a season 11-0.

They'll be 11-0 if they defeat the Auburn Tigers on Saturday after noon at Cintas Center.

It's kind of a big game.

How to watch, listen, or stream

Game Time: Noon ET

TV: FOX Sports 1 (Joe Davis and Nick Bahe on the call)

Radio: 700 WLW (Xavier)

Live Stream: FOX Sports Go (Where available)

Gamblin' Info

Line: Xavier is currently 17-point favorites, per OddsShark.

Records ATS: Xavier is 7-3 against the spread this season while Auburn is 3-2.

O/U: 163

Three things to watch

1. X Marks the Spot

As noted above, a win would take Xavier to 11-0 for the first time in school history. 10-0 is already the best start Xavier has had under Chris Mack, tying the record from 1995-96.

Xavier has also only lost six nonconference games at Cintas Center in Chris Mack's six years as head coach.

2. Series History

Auburn defeated Xavier last season in double overtime to bring the all-time series to 4-4. Before the loss last year, the Musketeers had been on a four-game winning streak against the Tigers.

Xavier has already defeated two SEC opponents this season when they took care of the Alabama Crimson Tide on Thanksgiving as part of the Advocare Invitational. They also defeated the Missouri Tigers at Cintas Center on November 17.

3. Scorers to Watch

Xavier comes into this game with six players averaging double-digit scoring this season. Trevon Bluiett leads the Musketeers with 14.7 points per game. Myles Davis is next with 11.7. Edmond Sumner averages 10.6. Then, Jalen Reynolds, JP Macura, and James Farr all fall between 10.0 or 10.1 points per game.

That's a well-balanced attack.

Auburn, on the other hand, has fewer scoring options averaging more points per game. They are led by Kareem Canty (19.3 PPG). Former Providence Friar Tyler Harris has averaged 17 points per game. Cinmeon Bowers and TJ Dunans round out the double figure scorers for the Tigers with 13.0 and 13.4 points per game, respectively.