Bradley (0-0) vs. Xavier (0-0)
Cintas Center, Cincinnati; Thursday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Xavier opens its season by hosting the Bradley Braves. Bradley went 23-11 last year and finished third in the MVC, while Xavier ended up 19-13 and finished seventh in the Big East.
DID YOU KNOW: Each of these teams posted winning records against non-conference competition last season. Bradley went 8-4 against programs outside its conference, while Xavier went 11-2 in such games.
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