The Musketeers are now without five top players from the team that won the Big East Conference regular-season title last season.
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Xavier has promoted longtime assistant Travis Steele to replace Chris Mack as the Musketeers' head coach. Steele, 36, has been at Xavier for 10 seasons, including the last two as associate head coach.
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Chris Mack, who has been the men's basketball coach of the Xavier Musketeers for the past nine seasons, has agreed to a seven-year deal with the Louisville Cardinals, multiple sources told ESPN.
Chris Mack, considered the front-runner for the Louisville head-coaching job, confirmed to the Cincinnati Enquirer on Thursday that he'll meet with Cardinals officials this weekend.
The Florida State Seminoles are on their way to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 for the first time since 2011 after upsetting top-seeded Xavier with a furious comeback.
After his Seminoles stunned No. 1 seed Xavier on Sunday, Leonard Hamilton warned reporters not to call anything that happens in the tournament an upset. "I think what you see happening in college basketball, it's almost like a revolution," he said.
FSU doesn't expect to have top scorer Terance Mann on the court when it takes on Xavier on Sunday.
UMBC pulled the upset of upsets in the opening round. Do the Retrievers -- or any of the lower seeds -- plan on a second act?
The Xavier Musketeers looked every bit like a No. 1 seed their first time around in the role at an NCAA Tournament.
Reigning champ North Carolina and trendy favorite Michigan State begin their tournament runs, while New Mexico State, Butler and Murray State look to become this year's Cinderellas.
Virginia remains the unanimous No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 poll of the season, while Kansas jumped to No. 4 after winning the Big 12 tournament.
Virginia, despite its status as the NCAA tournament's overall No. 1 seed, is not the clear-cut favorite in the eyes of Las Vegas.
The wait is over, as 68 teams have been announced for this year's NCAA tournament. Virginia is the No. 1 overall seed, at-large hopefuls Arizona State and Syracuse are dancing, and Baylor and Saint Mary's were among those seeing their bubbles burst.
Alpha Diallo hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left in overtime and fifth-seeded Providence rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to stun top-seeded and No. 3 Xavier 75-72 in the semifinals of the Big East tournament on Friday night.
The ACC, Big 12, Big East and Pac-12 will be among the conferences crowning champs Saturday. Top-10 teams will play all over the place. Here's what you need to know.
Trevon Bluiett scored 27 points, Kaiser Gates had 16 and No. 3 Xavier looked every bit the top seed in the Big East tournament in an 88-60 win over St. John's on Thursday.
Taking a look back at the notable looks sported by the Big East teams.
The final regular-season look at Power Rankings looks nothing like the first one, that's for sure. We look back and some hits and misses -- yeah, don't remind us about Arizona State being No. 1 -- and peek toward the madness ahead.