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Xavier to Play Wake Forest in 'Skip Prosser Classic'

The Musketeers head to Salem to take part of event honoring their late head coach.

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Both the Xavier Musketeers and Wake Forest Deamon Deacons will take part of the revised 'Skip Prosser Classic' per Prosser coached both Xavier and Wake Forest before his passing in 2007. He won the ACC Coach of the Year award in 2003 after leading Wake Forest to the ACC Regular Season Title.

"Honoring Skip with the continuation of this series is extremely important to both Wake Forest and Xavier," said Wake Forest Director of Athletics Tom Wellman per the article on "We are very similar institutions so the series makes a lot of sense. And we are close enough so that our fans can travel to the away game. Skip's legacy will live through this series, and he would undoubtedly be pleased with the commitment by both of 'his' schools to play each other."

Jon Rothstein, of CBS Sports, reports that Xavier and Wake Forest will compete in a home-and-home series starting this upcoming season with the Musketeers traveling to Salem.

In addition, has reported that the series will resume during the 2019-2020 after the 2016-2017 in Cincinnati.

Xavier, after reaching the Sweet Sixteen this past season, looks to replace the graduating Matt Stainbrook and Dee Davis. The Deamon Deacons struggled in their first season under head coach and former Kansas Jayhawk Danny Manning.

Both Trevon Bluiett and Cody Miller-McIntyre could end up leading their respective teams in scoring and should provide for an entertaining matchup on the outside.