Written by Cole Locascio
The Auburn Athletic Department announced today that they have scheduled home-and-home games against Xavier beginning this season in Auburn Arena.
"Xavier has been a consistent top 25 program," Pearl said in a release. "They are talented and play an attractive style. Our fans will appreciate watching them."
A member of the Big East Conference, Xavier went 21-13 last year (10-8 Big East), which led to their eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last nine seasons. And since 2004, Xavier has made two Elite Eight appearances in the tournament, as well as three Sweet 16 appearances.
In the all-time series between the two schools, Auburn trails 4-3 with Xavier winning the last four matchups ('71, '72, Jan. '08, Dec. '08). This season's matchup will be just the second time the two squads play in Auburn.