As was the case last year, we’ll go right up to game time slicing and dicing Minnesota’s NCAA tournament first round match-up. Today, we look back at Xavier’s non-conference schedule, over the next few days we’ll also look at their players and strengths and weakness, culminating Thursday with the final preview and a few predictions. [...] Related posts: Xavier Preview Part 2: Atlantic 10 at a glance Game 20 Preview: Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Game 9 Preview: Gophers vs. Morgan State