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Date Reportedly Set for Crosstown Shootout

The Bearcats have not won at the Cintas Center since 2001.

NCAA Basketball: Xavier at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats will play the Xavier Musketeers in the 85th running of the Crosstown Shootout on Dec. 2 at the Cintas Center.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Jon Rothstein.

Although the Bearcats won the Crosstown Shootout this past year (shout out to Jarron Cumberland), they have not won at the Cintas Center since 2001 when they rolled to a 75-55 victory. However, the two teams did play games that needed overtime to settle during the 2005-06 and 2009-10 campaigns. During that 2001 season, the Bearcats went 31-4, won the Conference USA tournament and came four points shy in double overtime from overcoming UCLA to advance to the Sweet 16.

So get ready, folks. On Dec. 2 your heart rate will be elevated.