Lexington: Unfamiliar Neighbors

By - March 17, 2007

Cole just threw down an alley-oop offering from pocket-sized point guard Drew Lavender to close the Ohio State advantage to 9-8. Both sides are well-represented at Rupp Arena, which makes for an electric atmosphere in one of college basketball's most hallowed shrines.

Ohio State and Xavier have met just three times throughout their histories despite their close proximity to one another (100 miles), with the Buckeyes holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. The Columbus school won a pair of meetings during the 1930s with the Cincy school taking a first-round NIT contest in 1984.

Posted by at 01:24 PM on March 17, 2007

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