Crosstown Shootout 2017: University of Cincinnati 86, Xavier University 78
Two of the nation's fiercest college basketball rivals square off!

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The 2017-18 Crosstown Shootout is in the books, with the University of Cincinnati defeating Xavier University by a score of 86-78 at UC's Fifth Third Arena. This was the highest-scoring Shootout since the 1998-99 game. It was only the third in which both teams were ranked, and the first time that Cincinnati defeated a ranked Xavier team.

More coverage is available from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

This website is devoted to Cincinnati's Crosstown Shootout (also known briefly as the Crosstown Classic), an annual college basketball matchup between the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier University Musketeers. It is one of the most fierce and timeless rivalries in the NCAA. In the words of ESPN's Jay Bilas, "Cincinnati and Xavier have created a rivalry that is unparalleled when it comes to outright passion and civic division."

Although the rivalry is well known in the greater Cincinnati area and throughout much of the Midwest, our goal is to let the rest of the country know too.

On this site you can find out all about this year's Shootout, what's happened in seasons past, and how the UC-XU rivalry developed over the years. You can also find the latest news leading up to the game, search for tickets to the big game, and shop for Cincinnati and Xavier merchandise.

This unofficial website was designed by Midwest New Media, LLC, a Cincinnati web design company.

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