RTC Live: Kent State @ XavierPosted by jstevrtc on December 4th, 2009
Tonight we pack up the Rush The Court tractor-trailers and head to Cincinnati, specifically the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. The Musketeers host Geno Ford and his Kent State Golden Flashes, currently at 5-2 and playing their third of four straight road games. KSU’s two losses came from the likes of Wisconsin-Green Bay and South Florida, so if they’re going to try and build a serious tournament resume’, this is the kind of win they simply have to have — a road victory against a proven program. Xavier didn’t exactly come out of the Old Spice Classic smelling too sweetly, beating Creighton but picking up losses at the hands of Marquette and Baylor. The 4-2 Musketeers will have to avoid looking past the Flashes to the rest of their rough non-conference schedule; two of their next three are at Kansas State and at Butler. And sandwiched between those two? Back to the Cintas for a tasty little civic dispute called the Crosstown Shootout against an impressive Cincinnati squad. So Xavier needs to snag every ‘W’ that it can, meaning this one’s just as important to the Musketeers as it is to the Golden Flashes. And we all know — your NCAA Tournament dossier is built in December as much as it is in February and March. We’ll be courtside starting around 7:15 ET. See you there!