Men's Basketball Earns No. 3 Seed in 2008 NCAA Tournament
March 16, 2008
Xavier's No. 3 seed ties the school's best seed ever in the NCAA Tournament. XU was also seeded No. 3 in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. XU defeated No. 14 Troy by a 71-59 count before falling to defending national champion
XU, 27-6, is playing in the West Regional for the second time. Xavier was the No. 7 seed in the West Regional of the 2002 NCAA Tournament. The Musketeers defeated No. 10 Hawaii, 70-58, before falling by a 78-65 count to No. 2 seed
The Musketeers will be making their 19th NCAA Tournament appearance all-time and sport a 12-18 record in tourney play. The appearance will also be XU's seventh in the last eight years, including an Elite Eight run in the 2004 Tournament. XU defeated No. 8 BYU, 79-77, before falling to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 77-71, in overtime during last year's tourney.
The winner of the XU vs. UGA showdown will take on either No. 6 Purdue or No. 11 Baylor in our nation's capital on Saturday, March 22 for a berth in the Sweet 16.
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