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Bracketology: Xavier grabs Big East lead, vaults ahead

January 16, 2023 Leave a comment

home-tournament-64-thumb.jpgThe Xavier Musketeers have won 11 straight and stand alone atop the Big East conference.  Three of those league wins are against other contenders, landing Xavier a two-seed in the East Region this morning.  XU will be favored to reach 9-0 within the conference before back-to-back trips to Connecticut and Creighton to close January.


All four No. 1 seeds remain in place to begin another week: Kansas (Midwest), Purdue (South), Alabama (East) and Houston (West).  The top three can all survive a loss.  Alabama is pushing Purdue for King of the South Region.  Take your pick.  For now, Purdue stays slightly ahead due the variance of a shared opponent on a neutral court: Purdue beat Gonzaga by 18 points; Alabama lost to Gonzaga by 10. Read more…