Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball Schedule
The dominance that has been so far exhibited by the Cincinnati Bearcats
this season has been somewhat unexpected. A strong showing in the new AAC was expected of the Bearcats, but their utter dominance,
having suffered only one loss in the tough conference so far, was a bit of a shock to college basketball pundits. The seventh
ranked Bearcats have proven they are for real and can play with any team in the country. The AAC season is not over however,
and things are just hating up for Cincinnati who have big time games against ranked opponents Louisville, UCONN, and Memphis,
all of whom will be seeking revenge after losing at the hands of the Bearcats earlier in the season. Be sure to get out and
show Cincinnati your support for the remainder of the season so they can stay atop the AAC and earn a high seed come Tournament
One upcoming game Bearcats fans won't want to miss is the February 22 matchup against the reigning National Champions,
the Louisville Cardinals. Rick Pitino's team was picked to dominate The American, but the Bearcats have shown that they expect
to win the Conference as well. This game will have huge implications, and the winner may just get the #1 seed in the Conference
Tournament. The teams are neck and neck in the standings and the winner will come away with the top stop. The final home game
of the season is a matchup of two of the most exciting teams in the country when the Memphis Tigers take on the Bearcats in
Cincinnati on March 6. The Tigers are back in the Top 25 and this great matchup will thrill the Bearcat fans for the last
chance to see their beloved team on their home court this season. Memphis is back in the mix for a deep tournament run and
they are sure to keep the Bearcats defense busy. They rank 5th in the country in assists per game as a team, playing unselfish
basketball. Look for a great battle at Fifth Third Arena when they Tigers clash with the Bearcats.
Bearcats Basketball Conference
The newly formed American Athletic Conference is now the home of many former Big East
schools, like University of Connecticut, University of Louisville, Rutgers University, and South Florida. The Big East has
been in a tumultuous state for many years, with clashes between programs that had football programs and those that did not.
The newly formed American Athletic Conference boasts schools from Texas to Florida all the way to Connecticut. The dynamic
conference will be one of the best in men's college basketball this year, with teams like Louisville and UConn as perennial
Top Ten teams. The Cincinnati Bearcats are looking to lead this new look conference, where they will meet old rivals, like
the University of Connecticut Huskies, and new ones like the Memphis Tigers. With the Big East Conference shakeup, things
may look a little different on the college basketball landscape, but no matter which conference they are in, the Cincinnati
Bearcats are a team with a storied legacy that continues to find success.
The Cincinnati Bearcats
have an illustrious basketball history with six Final Four appearances and two National Championships, in 1961 and 1962. The
Bearcats have been a major college basketball program ever since, hitting another period of incredible success under Coach
Bob Huggins from 1991-2005. Under Huggins' watch, the Bearcats went 398-128, making it to the NCAA Tournament 14 out of 16
seasons. The Bearcats are currently on another tournament streak, with the program making the Big Dance the last 3 years.
With the move to the American Conference, the Bearcats have a chance to face off against a new set of foes and writing a new
chapter in the teams history. The current Bearcats squad is led by Senior guard Sean Kilpatrick, who is having an incredible
year averaging better than 19 points a game. Kilpatrick is hungry for a National Championship to close out his incredible
four year career at Cincinnati. Senior forward Justin Jackson is another major leader on this Bearcats team, averaging more
than 11 points and 7 rebounds a game. Kilpatrick and Jackson are two forces to be reckoned with and will definitely be looking
to take their team to the Final Four.
Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball Trivia
One of the most thrilling
college basketball games ever played was a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Bradley University Braves in 1981.
How many overtimes did they play to beat the Braves?
It took seven overtimes for the Bearcats to down the Braves with
a surprisingly low final score of 75-73.
The Cincinnati Bearcats fans are known across
the country for their passion and spirit. This amazing basketball program has been thrilling fans since 1901 and seeing a
game at Fifth Third Arena is an experience that every college hoops fans should see. The team is led by Head Coach Mick Cronin,
whose energy and enthusiasm for Bearcats basketball is contagious. When you come to Fifth Third Arena for a basketball game,
be prepared to stand and cheer throughout the game because Bearcats fans know that they play an important role in boosting
the morale of the team and making life on the court more difficult for the visiting team. Its an atmosphere that you won't
want to miss.