Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Xavier Adds Home-and-Home With Purdue

Xavier announced today that they are beginning a home-and-home series with Purdue. The series will open sometime this December at Cintas, which will be a great game for the Muskies. Purdue has been seeded 6th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd in the last four NCAA tournaments, a trend that statisticians tell me cannot continue for beyond the 2012-2013 season. Purdue has also finished the last four seasons no worse than 23rd in the Pomeroy rankings. Landing such a high-profile and tough opponent is great news for the Xavier basketball program; kudos to Mario Mercurio and his staff for getting this done.

Xavier and Purdue have some regular season history together; most recently in 2002 when X knocked off Purdue at Cintas. Xavier also played - and defeated - Purdue in the 2008 tourney. Thank Kyle for the fact that this is now more clear than it was. Xavier looks like adding one more non-conference game to the slate for next year, but this one may be it.


  1. You mean most recently in the 2008 tournament, right? ;-)

  2. I clarified my previously ambiguous statement. Actually, it wasn't ambiguous; it was clear but wrong. It is not anymore.

  3. Hehe it's not a big deal. I forgot that we had played Georgia in the tournament that same year until some UGA fans were talking on the ESPN Conversation for that game about "revenge" and whatnot.

    I'm really excited about this series. Robbie Hummel will be back, right? That poor guy has had some tough breaks, but man, he's really good.