This is the 75th time these cross-town rivals are meeting. In the 1990s, it was Xavier that was a thorn in the side of Cincinnati, beating the Bearcats twice when the Bearcats were the top-ranked team. These days, it's the Atlantic 10's Xavier (7-1) that is ranked (No. 17) with the Big East's Cincinnati (4-4) going for the upset. The Musketeers, who have some decent size, have six players averaging in double digits.
Detroit leads the Central Division and Houston is treading water in the Southwest, hanging in at around .500. But this gives you a chance to see the Rockets' Yao Ming (before the big guy gets hurt again).