Cincinnati at Xavier Predictions

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    Cincinnati at Xavier Predictions

    Skyline Crosstown Shootout on Saturday, Noon, at Cintas Center.

    Xavier coming off a nice win over Baylor last night.

    Should be an awesome game!!
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    Cincinnati has a tough time winning at Cintas but I think the Bearcats will get a win and get back to back Crosstown wins for the first time in a long time.

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    UC has looked tough so far, but they've played about as easy a schedule as possible, so not sure what they really are as of yet.

    Xavier has faced much stiffer competition with pretty similar results. I'll say Xavier wins it by 6-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budman View Post
    I think the Bearcats will get a win and get back to back Crosstown wins for the first time in a long time.
    To put a fine point on this, the last time UC won back-to-back Shootouts was the 94-95 season and the 95-96 season.

    UC has one win at Cintas Center (against 6 losses), and that came in the 2001-02 season.

    Worth noting, this game has gone to OT 4 times in the last 50 years, all 4 times when Xavier was hosting. The only 2OT game came in 2009-10 when Xavier had Jordan Crawford and UC had Lance Stephenson -- one of my favorite games ever!

    UC leads the overall series 50-34.
    Since the 1996-97 season (and UC's last back-to-back victories): Xavier leads 14-7.
    Xavier leads 7-3 in the last 10.

    This one could be an all-timer on Saturday, and the atmosphere will absolutely be crazy at tip-off.

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    Let's get a poll!

    I've always preferred to see Xavier win but now, I gotta pull for UC because of earning potential at future UC games in BB&T Arena haha!

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    This is gonna be an absolute dogfight.

    Gimme the Cats by 6

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    I’ll be looking forward to this one.

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    IDK why they made this a noon Saturday game! I'd much rather see it a Night game. I have boys basketball game to coach at 1 So I'll miss the game but I've already turned my notifications off and have it set to record!

    I watched Xavier last night and they look very good! 55 is a scrappy player! UC can not let blueitt score as many as he did last year! Also UC was 18-37 from the Free throw line last year. I don't see how they win this game IF they soot poorly from the free throw line this year!

    I believe UC is a better basketball team than last year BUT they aren't battle tested yet. These next four games are crucial to see if UC us a contender or pretender to fight for a final four spot.

    UC wins a tight one by 10 with the game being close until the end with UC making free throws down the stretch!

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    Go X!

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    Since @LCDAWGS19 disappointed me last night, I'm gonna pick the Musketeers by 5.

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    Xavier 75-69.

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    My prediction? Nerves for this UC fan...

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    Xavier by 4.

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    Probably the right number of points. Free throws should be the difference. Either team can win this one.

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    I think the home court advantage will push the good guys over the top by 5. Let's Go X!!

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