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It'll be ladies first when Xavier visits Philander Smith
January 6, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — The order of games for Xavier University of Louisiana's basketball doubleheader Saturday at Philander Smith has changed. XU's women, originally scheduled to play at 2 p.m., will play at noon instead. The XU men, originally scheduled for noon, will play at 2 p.m.
     Both games will be played at Mims Gym in Little Rock, Ark.
     The games will be the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference openers for both XU teams. The Gold Nuggets are 10-5 and ranked 16th in NAIA Division I, and the Gold Rush are 9-4 and ranked 21st. Philander Smith's women are 1-11 overall and 0-1 in the GCAC, and the men are 5-8 and 1-0. This is Philander Smith's first GCAC season.
     The games will be the sixth in a row on the road for both XU teams. Xavier will play Tuesday at The Barn in a GCAC doubleheader against city rival SUNO, with the women tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30. The first 300 XU students with a valid XU ID card will be admitted free; other XU students will play $5 for admission.


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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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