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NCAA Tournament 2017: An early look at Xavier vs. Arizona

A rematch with no shortage of storylines!

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Florida State vs Xavier Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Xavier Musketeers have advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in Chris Mack’s eight seasons.

The Musketeers will meet up with a team they, Mack specifically, are very familiar with. Sean Miller’s Arizona Wildcats.

Mack worked on Miller’s staff at Xavier, then replaced Miller as head coach when Sean went to Arizona. We’ll get more into that later in the week, but for now, let’s take a look at these two teams.

Sweet 16: Xavier vs. Arizona

Stat Xavier Arizona
Stat Xavier Arizona
Record 23-13 32-4
Seed 11 2
KenPom Rank 30 17
How They Got Here R64: 76-65 W vs. (6) Maryland, R32: 91-66 W vs. (3) FSU R64: 100-84 W vs. (15) North Dakota, R32: 69-60 W vs. (7) St. Mary's