Xavier University athletics

Basketball teams resume pursuit of excellence
For immediate release . . . September 20, 2006
For ticket information,
call (504) 520-7329


   NEW ORLEANS — For the basketball teams at Xavier University of Louisiana, the wait is nearly over.
   Neither team played this past season because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina. But the 2006-07 season will begin in about six weeks, and Athletics Director Dennis Cousin announced the men's and women's schedules Wednesday.
   Xavier's men, the Gold Rush, will play an Oct. 31 exhibition at Arkansas, then open the regular season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 against Texas College in The Barn. Xavier's women, the Gold Nuggets, will begin their season Nov. 3-4 in the Robert Morris Las Vegas Classic before playing their home opener at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 against Texas College.
   Xavier has a long history of basketball success. Twenty-three men's teams have won 20 or more games, including three under head coach Dannton Jackson, and the Rush qualified for the NAIA national tournament in 2004 and 2005. Coach Robert "Bo" Browder's women won GCAC regular-season championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005, reached the NAIA tourney each of their last five seasons and will begin 2006-07 with a 36-game winning streak in The Barn.
   The men will play three games against NCAA Division I opponents. In addition to Arkansas, the Rush will play a Nov. 6 exhibition at Texas and a Dec. 11 regular-season game at Nicholls State.
   The women will play four non-conference games against 2006 NAIA national tournament qualifiers, including Nov. 18 at quarterfinalist Trevecca Nazarene.
   Each team will play 13 home games — including nine Gulf Coast Athletic Conference doubleheaders — and each team will play 12 games against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
   Returning players include men's guard Shaun Dumas of New Orleans (St. Augustine High School) and women's guard Kojavona Hamilton of LaPlace, La. (East St. John High School). Both won GCAC Freshman of the Year awards in 2004-05.
   Call (504) 520-7329 for ticket information.
  2006-07 Xavier University
Men's Basketball Schedule

(24-10 in 2004-05)
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Oct. 20 Gold-White Scrimmage (H)
Oct. 31 at Arkansas (exhibition)
Nov. 3 Texas College (H)
Nov. 6 at Texas (exhibition)
Nov. 7 at Huston-Tillotson
Nov. 10 Wiley (H)
Nov. 17 Webber International (1)
Nov. 18 Martin Methodist (1)
Nov. 27 Philander Smith (H)
Dec. 2 Huston-Tillotson (H)
Dec. 6 at Wiley
Dec. 11 at Nicholls State
Dec. 27-29 Hoopin' in Holidays Tournament (2)
Jan. 4 at Tougaloo*
Jan. 6 Mobile* (H)
Jan. 8 LSU-Shreveport* (H)
Jan. 11 at Spring Hill*
Jan. 13 Loyola* (H)
Jan. 20 Belhaven* (H)
Jan. 22 William Carey* (H)
Jan. 25 at SUNO*
Jan. 27 Dillard* (H)
Feb. 1 Spring Hill* (H)
Feb. 5 Tougaloo* (H)
Feb. 8 at Mobile*
Feb. 10 at Loyola*
Feb. 12 SUNO* (H)
Feb. 15 at LSU-Shreveport*
Feb. 17 at Belhaven*
Feb. 22 at William Carey*
Feb. 24 at Dillard*
Feb. 27-March 6 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament (3)
March 14-20 NAIA National Tournament (4)

(H) home game
* Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game
(1) at Mobile, Ala.
(2) at Los Angeles
(3) site to be announced
(4) at Kansas City, Mo.
  2006-07 Xavier University
Women's Basketball Schedule

(29-5 in 2004-05)
click here for detailed schedule
Oct. 27 Houston Jaguars (exhibition) (H)
Nov. 3 Westmont (1)
Nov. 4 Harris-Stowe (1)
Nov. 10 Texas College (H)
Nov. 11 Concordia (Ala.) (H)
Nov. 17 Cumberland (2)
Nov. 18 at Trevecca Nazarene
Nov. 23 West Virginia Tech (H) (3)
Nov. 24 Langston (H) (3)
Dec. 1 Tuskegee (4)
Dec. 4 at Clark Atlanta
Dec. 9 at Central Arkansas
Dec. 29 Westminster (Utah) (5)
Dec. 30 Montana Western (5)
Jan. 4 at Tougaloo*
Jan. 6 Mobile* (H)
Jan. 8 LSU-Shreveport* (H)
Jan. 11 at Spring Hill*
Jan. 13 Loyola* (H)
Jan. 20 Belhaven* (H)
Jan. 22 William Carey* (H)
Jan. 25 at SUNO*
Jan. 27 Dillard* (H)
Feb. 1 Spring Hill* (H)
Feb. 5 Tougaloo* (H)
Feb. 8 at Mobile*
Feb. 10 at Loyola*
Feb. 12 SUNO* (H)
Feb. 15 at LSU-Shreveport*
Feb. 17 at Belhaven*
Feb. 22 at William Carey*
Feb. 24 at Dillard*
Feb. 26-March 5 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament (6)
March 14-20 NAIA National Tournament (7)

(H) home game
* Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game
(1) at Las Vegas
(2) at Nashville, Tenn.
(3) Xavier Classic
(4) at Grambling, La.
(5) at Los Fresnos, Texas
(6) site to be announced
(7) at Jackson, Tenn.

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