Change of venue for Crosstown Shootout 2012 after fight - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

US Bank Arena to host Crosstown Shootout

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A source tells FOX19 that this year's Crosstown Shootout will likely be played on neutral ground.

First reported by the Enquirer, a source with knowledge of the situation told FOX19 via text message, "all I know is we are playing (the Crosstown Shootout) the next two years at US Bank (Arena)."

Last year, a fight broke out with 9.4 seconds left in Crosstown Shootout game that resulted in multiple suspensions for both teams.

UC and Xavier's presidents issue a joint statement on the future of the Crosstown men's basketball game.

Joint statement from Presidents Gregory H. Williams and Michael J. Graham, S.J.

"The University of Cincinnati and Xavier University were both surprised to see today's announcement concerning the future of the Crosstown Shootout.  While both schools are committed to the future of the Crosstown rivalry, specific discussions are ongoing and no details have been finalized.  We look forward to sharing our plans with the community at an appropriate time in the coming weeks."

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