The No. 3-ranked Musketeers (28-5) will face the winner of the N.C. Central-Texas Southern “First Four” game Friday in Nashville, Tenn.
Xavier won the Big East regular-season title and proved worthy of the No. 4 overall seed after beating St. John’s by 18 points in the Big East quarterfinals. The Musketeers lost to Providence in overtime in the semifinals. They are seeking their first Final Four appearance after just falling short last year during a surprising run to the Elite Eight as a No. 11 seed last year.