Crosstown Shootout: December 9, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. (FS1) - Cintas Center, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
Two of the nation's fiercest college basketball rivals square off!









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 built by Midwest New Media, LLC, a Cincinnati web development company.

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