Crosstown Classic: UC vs. XU
Two of the nation's fiercest college basketball rivals square off!

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History of the Crosstown Classic
The history of the Crosstown Classic (formerly the Crosstown Shootout) dates back to 1928, when the University of Cincinnati helped St. Xavier College dedicate its brand new, $350,000 Schmidt Fieldhouse, which had a capacity of 4,500. Xavier won the game, 29-25, and the two teams didn't meet again until the 1942-43 season.
The teams began playing on an annual basis starting in 1945-46, and from 1948 to 1958, they played each other twice a year. Since then, UC and XU have played each other once a year, and UC leads the all-time series, 45 games to 26. Xavier, however, has won four of the last six games, despite a home-court loss to the Bearcats last year, 75-55.
In both 1996-97 and 1999-2000, Xavier knocked off a Cincinnati team that was ranked number one at some time in the season. In 1996-97, Lenny Brown's jumper sealed a 71-69 victory over the No. 4 Bearcats, who had been ranked No. 1 only weeks before. The victory was XU's first at Cincy's Shoemaker Center. Three seasons later, Xavier repeated the feat, beating No. 1 UC 66-64 in the last Shootout at the Cincinnati Gardens, which hosted a total of 42 Shootouts.
Below are the results of every men's basketball game played between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University.
Year Winner Score Location
1927-28 Xavier 29-25 Schmidt Fieldhouse
1942-43 Xavier 51-37 Schmidt Fieldhouse
1945-46 Cincinnati 53-39 Schmidt Fieldhouse
1946-47 Cincinnati 76-51 Schmidt Fieldhouse
1947-48 Cincinnati 52-45 Schmidt Fieldhouse
1948-49 Xavier 71-64 Schmidt Fieldhouse
  Cincinnati 57-46 Cincinnati Gardens
1949-50 Xavier 54-53 Cincinnati Gardens
  Cincinnati 59-48 Cincinnati Gardens
1950-51 Cincinnati 83-70 Cincinnati Gardens
  Cincinnati 81-66 Cincinnati Gardens
1951-52 Xavier 77-70 Cincinnati Gardens
  Cincinnati 68-63 Cincinnati Gardens
1952-53 Xavier 81-78 Cincinnati Gardens
  Xavier 70-68 Cincinnati Gardens
1953-54 Cincinnati 77-58 Cincinnati Gardens
  Cincinnati 81-76 Cincinnati Gardens
1954-55 Xavier 67-64 Cincinnati Gardens
  Cincinnati 70-69 Armory Fieldhouse
1955-56 Cincinnati 71-66 Cincinnati Gardens
  Xavier 79-72 (OT) Armory Fieldhouse
1956-57 Xavier 88-62 Cincinnati Gardens
  Cincinnati 69-57 Armory Fieldhouse
1957-58 Cincinnati 79-68 Armory Fieldhouse
  Cincinnati 80-68 Cincinnati Gardens
1958-59 Cincinnati 92-66 Cincinnati Gardens
1959-60 Cincinnati 85-68 Cincinnati Gardens
1960-61 Cincinnati 89-53 Cincinnati Gardens
1961-62 Cincinnati 61-58 Cincinnati Gardens
1962-63 Cincinnati 72-61 Cincinnati Gardens
1963-64 Cincinnati 94-92 Cincinnati Gardens
1964-65 Cincinnati 102-72 Cincinnati Gardens
1965-66 Cincinnati 67-62 Cincinnati Gardens
1966-67 Cincinnati 79-69 (OT) Cincinnati Gardens
1967-68 Xavier 72-71 Cincinnati Gardens
1968-69 Cincinnati 52-50 Cincinnati Gardens
1969-70 Cincinnati 85-72 Cincinnati Gardens
1970-71 Xavier 66-65 Cincinnati Gardens
1971-72 Cincinnati 76-71 Cincinnati Gardens
1972-73 Cincinnati 78-68 Cincinnati Gardens
Year Winner Score Location
1973-74 Cincinnati 68-56 Cincinnati Gardens
1974-75 Cincinnati 66-57 Cincinnati Gardens
1975-76 Cincinnati 81-74 Riverfront Coliseum
1976-77 Cincinnati 77-68 Riverfront Coliseum
1977-78 Cincinnati 59-54 Riverfront Coliseum
1978-79 Cincinnati 60-58 Riverfront Coliseum
1979-80 Xavier 77-69 Riverfront Coliseum
1980-81 Cincinnati 79-72 Riverfront Coliseum
1981-82 Xavier 53-51 Riverfront Coliseum
1982-83 Cincinnati 73-58 Riverfront Coliseum
1983-84 Xavier 72-63 Cincinnati Gardens
1984-85 Xavier 55-52 Riverfront Coliseum
1985-86 Xavier 80-76 Cincinnati Gardens
1986-87 Cincinnati 75-73 Riverfront Coliseum
1987-88 Xavier 98-80 Cincinnati Gardens
1988-89 Cincinnati 86-76 Cincinnati Gardens
1989-90 Xavier 90-88 (OT) Cincinnati Gardens
1990-91 Cincinnati 69-56 Shoemaker Center
1991-92 Cincinnati 93-75 Cincinnati Gardens
1992-93 Cincinnati 78-67 Shoemaker Center
1993-94 Xavier 82-76 (OT) Cincinnati Gardens
1994-95 Cincinnati 87-80 Shoemaker Center
1995-96 Cincinnati 99-90 Cincinnati Gardens
1996-97 Xavier 71-69 Shoemaker Center
1997-98 Xavier 88-68 Cincinnati Gardens
1998-99 Cincinnati 87-77 Shoemaker Center
1999-00 Xavier 66-64 Cincinnati Gardens
2000-01 Xavier 69-67 Shoemaker Center
2001-02 Cincinnati 75-55 Cintas Center
2002-03 Xavier 50-44 Shoemaker Center
2003-04 Xavier 71-69 Cintas Center
2004-05 Cincinnati 65-54 Fifth Third Arena
2005-06 Xavier 73-71 (OT) Cintas Center
2006-07 Cincinnati 67-57 Fifth Third Arena
2007-08 Xavier 64-59 Cintas Center
2008-09 Xavier 76-66 Fifth Third Arena
2009-10 Xavier 83-79 (2OT) Cintas Center
2010-11 Cincinnati 66-46 Fifth Third Arena
2011-12 Xavier 76-53 Cintas Center
2012-13 Cincinnati 60-45 U.S. Bank Arena