Jan 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats guard Kevin Johnson (25) drives to the basket as South Florida Bulls guard Martino Brock (0) defends during the first half at USF Sun Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

January 23rd Rollout: Cincinnati-UCF Pregame Links

Another late night contest tonight for the ‘Cats as they attempt to win their 11th in a row. Here are some primers that should help you bone up on this game.

Up next for UC: Central Florida

Central Florida has four players who average in double figures, led by guard Isaiah Sykes at 15.4 points per game. Sykes entered last weekend as the only player in the league ranked among the top 15 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and field goal percentage. Sykes had two triple-doubles last year.

UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Preview

The Knights have averaged 60.7 points and 32.9 percent shooting during their three straight losses. They hit a season-low 15 shots on 48 attempts in Saturday’s 58-46 home defeat to SMU, going more than 10 minutes without a field goal during a 20-5 second-half run.

The Layup Line: Central Florida

Own the paint: The Knights are also dead last in the conference when it comes to blocked shots. Work the ball inside with Jumping Jack and watch him hit cutting guards all day.

Video: Cronin 1-22 Practice


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