Xavier vs Texas: Preview & Analysis 03/24/2023

Xavier vs Texas: Preview & Analysis 03/24/2023

March 24, 2023



Game Preview

On Friday, the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament will feature a game between the 3rd seeded Xavier Musketeers and the 2nd seeded Texas Longhorns at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, with a tip-off at 9:45 p.m. ET. The Longhorns are currently favored by four points with a game total of 149 points.
In the first round of the tournament, Xavier (27-9 SU and 19-16-1 ATS) defeated Kennesaw State, followed by a win against Pittsburgh in the round of 32. They finished second in the Big East regular season standings and were the runner-up in the conference tournament. Meanwhile, Texas (28-8 SU and 18-17-1 ATS) beat Colgate in the first round and Penn State in the second round, finishing second in the Big 12 regular season standings and winning the conference tournament.

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Xavier’s 84-73 victory over Pittsburgh advanced them to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2017. The Musketeers led by 14 points at halftime and maintained their lead, shooting 47.6 percent from the field and outrebounding the Panthers 44-41. They also assisted on 22 of their 30 made field goals. Senior guard Souley Boum is Xavier’s leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points per game, followed by junior guard Colby Jones, senior forward Jack Nunge, and senior guard Adam Kunkel. However, senior forward Zach Freemantle is out for the rest of the season. Xavier ranks 12th in points per game and 3rd in shooting percentage, while giving up an average of 74.5 points per game.

Texas won their second-round game against Penn State with a five-point victory, shooting over 50 percent from the field. Senior guard Marcus Carr is the team’s leading scorer with an average of 15.8 points per game, followed by senior guard Sir’Jabari Rice, senior forward Timmy Allen, sophomore guard Tyrese Hunter, and senior forward Dylan Disu. Texas ranks 30th in points per game and 43rd in shooting percentage, while allowing an average of 68.7 points per game. They also have the 10th best adjusted defensive efficiency in the NCAA.

Xavier Musketeers vs Texas Longhorns Game Information

  • Date: 03/24/2023
  • Time: 09:45 PM ET
  • Location: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY.
  • How to Watch Xavier vs Texas : TBS
  • Live Stream: CBS.com

Xavier vs Texas Betting Lines

Xavier is +165 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $165.On the other side, Texas is -195 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $51.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Xavier at a 37.74% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Texas has 66.10% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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