Men's, women's basketball in action

Men host rival Richmond, women travel to Dayton as Atlantic 10 Conference play begins | January 7, 2003

The men's and women's basketball teams both begin their Atlantic 10 Conference schedule tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 7. The No. 19-rated men's team hosts the University of Richmond at 7:00 p.m. at the Cintas Center in a rematch of last year's A-10 Tournament championship game. The women, meanwhile, travel to the University of Dayton for a 7:00 p.m. game against the Flyers. The men's team is coming off a last-second loss to the University of Alabama, the top-ranked team in the country. The loss put the Musketeers at 9-3 so far on the season, while Richmond has a record of 6-5. The Musketeers have won their last four A-10 openers and all three games against Richmond, which joined the A-10 last year. The women's team also opens conference play at the University of Dayton. The Musketeers are 8-3 on the season. Dayton is 7-4 and coming off two straight losses. Dayton has won the last two times the teams have faced each other, but Xavier has won four of the last six games.