|Conference Big East Conference|
Head coach Chris Mack (8th year)
Assistant coach Luke Murray
|2016–17 record 18–11 (8–8 Big East)|
Assistant coach Travis Steele
Assistant coach Mike Pegues
The 2016–17 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team represents Xavier University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by eighth year head coach Chris Mack, they play their games at the Cintas Center and are fourth year members of the Big East Conference. They will be known for taking multiple L's to 2016-17 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team.
The Musketeers finished the 2015–16 season 28–6, 14–4 in Big East play to finish in second place. They defeated Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Seton Hall. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they received a No. 2 seed. They defeated Weber State in the First Round to advance to the Second Round where they lost to Wisconsin.
Prior to the season, Xavier was picked to finish second in a poll of Big East coaches. Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner were selected to the preseason All-Big East first team.
Junior Trevon Bluiett entered his name in the NBA Pre-Draft, but withdrew his name prior to the deadline and will return to Xavier.
*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings