2016-17 Xavier Musketeers Men's Basketball Team
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2016%E2%80%9317 Xavier Musketeers Men's Basketball Team
2016-17 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball
Xavier Musketeers logo.svg
Tire Pros Invitational champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
2016-17 record24-14 (9-9 Big East)
Head coachChris Mack (8th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaCintas Center
Seasons
← 2015-16
2017-18 →
2016-17 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Villanova + 15 3   .833     32 4   .889
No. 21 Butler 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
Creighton 10 8   .556     25 10   .714
Seton Hall 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Providence 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Marquette 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Xavier 9 9   .500     24 14   .632
Saint John's 7 11   .389     14 19   .424
Georgetown 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
DePaul 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
+ 2017 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016-17 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team represented Xavier University during the 2016-17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by eighth-year head coach Chris Mack, they played their games at the Cintas Center in Norwood, Ohio and were fourth-year members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 24-14, 9-9 in Big East play to finish in seventh place. In the Big East Tournament, they defeated DePaul and Butler before losing to Creighton in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed in the West region where they defeated Maryland, Florida State, and Arizona before losing in the Elite Eight to Gonzaga.

Previous season

The Musketeers finished the 2015-16 season 28-6, 14-4 in Big East play to finish in second place. They defeated Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Seton Hall. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they received a No. 2 seed. They defeated Weber State in the First Round to advance to the Second Round where they lost to Wisconsin.

Preseason

Prior to the season, Xavier was picked to finish second in a poll of Big East coaches.[1]Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner were selected to the preseason All-Big East first team.[1]

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Larry Austin, Jr. 0 G 6'2" 174 Sophomore Springfield, IL Transferred to Vanderbilt
Jalen Reynolds 1 F 6'10" 232 Junior Livonia, MI Declare for 2016 NBA draft[2]
James Farr 2 F 6'10" 247 Senior Evanston, IL Graduated
Remy Abell 10 G 6'4" 195 RS Senior Louisville, KY Graduated
Makinde London 13 F 6'10" 210 RS Freshman Nashville, TN Transferred to Chattanooga
Kevin Coker 32 F 6'6" 200 Senior Plainfield, IL Graduated

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Malcolm Bernard 11 F 6'6" 190 RS Senior Middleburg, FL Transferred from Florida A&M. Will eligible to play since Bernard graduated from Florida A&M.
RaShid Gaston 35 F 6'9 239 RS Senior Warren, OH Transferred from Norfolk State.

Season summary

Preseason

Junior Trevon Bluiett entered his name in the NBA Pre-Draft, but withdrew his name prior to the deadline and will return to Xavier.[3]

Incoming recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Quentin Goodin
#17 PG
Campbellsville, KY Taylor County High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tyrique Jones
#24 PF
Bloomfield, CT Vermont Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Future recruits

2017-18 team recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jared Ridder
SF
Springfield, MO Kickapoo High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Elias Harden
SG
Tyrone, GA Sandy Creek High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Naji Marshall
SF
Greenbelt, MD Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kentrevious Jones
C
Macon, GA Westside High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 285 lb (129 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Paul Scruggs
PG
Indianapolis, IN Prolific Prep 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*
W  
 23-   10-   6-   (10,250)
Regular season
*
W   1-0
 25-   11-   6-   (10,250)
*
W   2-0
 18-   11-   4-   (10,116)
*

W  OT 3-0
 19-   10-   5-   
*

W   4-0
 28-   7-   6-   
*

W   5-0
 21-   8-   3-   
*

W   6-0
 18-   8-   7-   (10,028)
*
W   7-0
 23-   8-   7-   (10,250)
*
L   7-1
 23-   8-   3-   (9,684)
*
L   7-2
 27-   11-   5-   (7,743)
*
W   8-2
 18-   14-   4-   (10,350)
*

W   9-2
 20-   7-   3-   (10,407)
*
W   10-2
 16-   6-   9-   (10,250)

W   11-2
(1-0)
 22-   9-   7-   (10,426)

W   12-2
(2-0)
 28-   9-   6-   (11,275)

W   13-2
(3-0)
 20-   6-   7-   (10,474)

L   13-3
(3-1)
 11-   6-   3-   (6,500)

L   13-4
(3-2)
 22-   8-   3-   (9,166)

L   13-5
(3-3)
 17-   17-   5-   (10,348)

W   14-5
(4-3)
 24-   7-   7-   (10,343)
*

L   14-6
 40-   7-   7-   (13,477)

W   15-6
(5-3)
 21-   10-   7-   (8,723)

W   16-6
(6-3)
 24-   8-   7-   (10,087)

W   17-6
(7-3)
 16-   9-   5-   (17,886)

W   18-6
(8-3)
 20-   10-   8-   (10,250)

L   18-7
(8-4)
 23-   10-   7-   (10,558)

L   18-8
(8-5)
 19-   14-   4-   (10,102)

L   18-9
(8-6)
 14-   10-   8-   (19,033)

L   18-10
(8-7)
 22-   7-   8-   (7,139)

L   18-11
(8-8)
 21-   5-   7-   (10,312)

L   18-12
(8-9)
 20-   7-   5-   (10,071)

W   19-12
(9-9)
 24-   10-   3-   (6,774)
Big East Tournament


W   20-12
 17-   9-   6-   (14,830)


W   21-12
 23-   10-   4-   (16,003)


L   21-13
 22-   6-   4-   (19,812)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   22-13
 21-   6-   9-   (15,869)
*

W   23-13
 29-   6-   5-   (17,308)
*

W   24-13
 25-   7-   5-   (16,884)
*

L   24-14
 18-   7-   2-   (17,011)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final
AP 7 11 9 7 13 17 17 17 16 15 22 24 RV 24 RV RV NR NR NR Not released
Coaches 8 10 8 7 14 17 17 17 15 14 19 22 25 25 NR RV RV NR NR 18

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

References


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