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Two 27-game winners put XU in elite groups in 2010-11

April 7, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — What does Xavier University of Louisiana have in common with Connecticut, Duke, North Carolina and Notre Dame?
     All five colleges had men's and women's basketball teams that won at least 27 games during the 2010-11 season.
     The list isn't much bigger than that. Xavier was one of three NAIA Division I members to reach a pair of 27s — Azusa Pacific and Texas Wesleyan were the others — and NAIA Division II's Davenport and Indiana Wesleyan also achieved it. No schools in NCAA Division II or III had a pair of 27-game winners.
     So that brings the total to nine out of more than 1,200 four-year U.S. colleges which sponsor men's and women's teams.
     "That's an amazing list," said Dennis Cousin, Xavier's athletics director. "It's not a long list, and that's why it's great to see Xavier on there. I know our coaches and athletes worked very hard this season. Any positive recognition is good for them and for Xavier."
     Although Xavier's basketball teams have combined for nearly 50 20-win seasons, this was the first time that both reached 25 victories in the same season. It's the seventh time in Louisiana history that a college had a pair of 25-game winners and the fourth time for a pair of 27s.
     Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Xavier is the first with a pair of 25-game winners since Norfolk State in 1994-95. Norfolk State is the only other HBCU with a pair of 27-game winners, accomplishing that in 1993-94.

   
U.S. four-year colleges with 27-game winners
in men's and women's basketball during 2010-11


College Affiliation Women's W-L Men's W-L
Azusa Pacific NAIA I 33-5 29-6
Connecticut NCAA I 36-2 32-9
Davenport NAIA II 29-6 37-1
Duke NCAA I 32-4 32-5
Indiana Wesleyan NAIA II 28-8 29-6
North Carolina NCAA I 29-8 28-9
Notre Dame NCAA I 27-7 31-8
Texas Wesleyan NAIA I 30-4 28-6
Xavier NAIA I 27-7 27-6

Louisiana four-year colleges with 25-game winners
in men's and women's basketball during same season


College Season Women's W-L Men's W-L
Xavier 2010-11 27-7 27-6
LSU 2005-06 31-4 27-9
LSU 1999-2000 25-7 28-6
New Orleans 1986-87 25-7 26-4
LSU 1985-86 27-6 26-12
Louisiana Tech 1984-85 29-4 29-3
Louisiana Tech 1983-84 30-3 26-7

Four-year HBCUs with 25-game winners
in men's and women's basketball during same season


College Season Women's W-L Men's W-L
Xavier 2010-11 27-7 27-6
Norfolk State 1994-95 25-5 27-6
Norfolk State 1993-94 27-4 27-6

 

 
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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