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Xavier releases 2016-17 nonconference schedule

The Musketeers face a loaded slate.

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The Xavier Musketeers have announced their full 2016-17 nonconference schedule, becoming the second Big East team to do so.

The schedule is highlighted by the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, road games against Baylor and Colorado, a home game against Utah, the Skip Prosser Classic, and the Crosstown Shootout.

The Musketeers have excelled in nonconference play of late, going 31-6 in the last three seasons. Additionally, the Musketeers have won their last 22 nonconference games at Cintas Center.

The full schedule can be found below.

Date Opponent
November 11 Lehigh Mountain Hawks
November 14 Buffalo Bulls
November 17 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR. Field can be found HERE)
November 18 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR)
November 20 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR)
November 26 Northern Iowa Panthers
November 30 North Dakota State Bison
December 3 @ Baylor Bears
December 7 @ Colorado Buffaloes
December 10 Utah Utes
December 17 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Skip Prosser Classic)
December 20 Eastern Washington Eagles
TBA Cincinnati Bearcats (Crosstown Shootout)