Only two wins away from reaching the Final Four, the Xavier Musketeers are not only the lowest remaining seed in the men’s NCCA basketball tournament—they’re also the only team with a jar full of ashes in the locker room.

February was a tough month for the Musketeers, who lost a few players to injury and fell into a six-game losing streak, putting their NCAA tournament hopes in jeopardy.

“After the fifth loss, we decided to have a calendar made for each one of our players and talk about February, the challenging teams that we played, the results that happened,” said coach Chris Mack, who held court Wednesday at SAP Center as the four teams in the West regional held open practices for fans.

In an attempt to turn the page on February and get the team back in the right mindset, Mack and his team burned the calendars. The ashes from those calendars now sit in a glass jar—the closest thing they had to an urn—as a symbolic gesture that February is gone.

Coach Mack and his No. 11-seed squad will face the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats in Thursday’s second Sweet 16 matchup in San Jose. The ashes will sit in Xavier’s locker room to serve as a reminder “that good things and special things can happen as we look forward.”

The Arizona-Xavier matchup is set for a 7:39pm tipoff, but that could change depending on the timing of the first game between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 4 West Virginia, which is set to start at 4:39pm.

The first game features one of the nation’s top offensive teams in the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Coach Mark Few said he’s confident in his team after light workload at Wednesday’s free-to-the-public practice.

“Going all hands on deck Thursday,” Few said.

His team will have their hands full with the West Virginia Mountaineers, who lead the nation in forced turnovers and have earned the nickname “Press Virginia.”

Led by guard Jevon Walker, the Mountaineers have embraced the underdog label as the team looks to move on to the FInal Four and bring a championship to the state of West Virginia.

“We want to go in there and prove people wrong,” Walker said.

The madness will continue into Saturday, as the winners of the two games will face off in the Elite 8. Game time is still to be determined.