G: Byron Larkin (1984-88): Larkin averaged 21.5 points in four games against the Bearcats and went 3-1 in those contests. He scored in double-digits every time. He is Xavier's all-time leading scorer (2,696 points).
G: Steve Thomas (1962-66): Thomas makes the team just because of his 45-point night in March 1964, when he set a Cincinnati Gardens scoring record in an XU loss. Thomas had scored 29 points against the Bearcats the previous year. He is Xavier's No. 6 all-time scorer.
C: Dave Piontek, 6-8 (1953-56): Piontek's 29 points helped the Musketeers upset the Bearcats, led by Jack Twyman, in 1955. He scored 19 points in the 1956 game and is Xavier's No. 18 all-time scorer and No. 4 all-time rebounder.
F: Tyrone Hill (1986-90): Hill averaged a double-double in four games against the Bearcats (14.2 points, 12.8 rebounds) while going 2-2. As a sophomore, he went for 18 points and 17 boards, as a junior 14 and 15 and as a senior 20 and 11. Hill is XU's No. 2 all-time scorer and No. 1 all-time rebounder.
F: James Posey (1996-99): Posey gets the nod over Brian Grant (10.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg) mostly because we needed a small forward, and because of Posey's versatility he could play several positions. He also could spend some time guarding the Big O. And, Posey went 2-1 against UC (Grant was 1-3), averaging 12.3 points and 9.7 rebounds.
Sixth man: Lenny Brown (1995-99): Brown will forever be named to any all-Xavier team as it relates to the Shootout. His jump shot that upset then-No. 1 UC in November 1996 may be the biggest shot in series history. In four games against the Bearcats, Brown averaged 18.8 points. He is Xavier's No. 3 all-time scorer and career steals and 3-point field goals leader.
Coach Bob Staak (1979-85): The only coach in Xavier history to hold a winning record against UC, Staak was 4-2 against the Bearcats. Ned Wulk (1951-57) and George Krajack (1967-71) were .500. Pete Gillen was 4-5 and Skip Prosser is 2-3.