It’s that time of year again. The Bearcats are tourney bound, so Adidas is once again coming through with special postseason “Made in March” uniforms. Fans will quickly notice the lack of Zubaz. (Rejoice!) While the uniforms during the Sweet 16 run weren’t too bad in my opinion, last year’s duds should be abolished from the game of basketball. This year is a step forward. However, what’s gained by losing Zubaz, is lost by gaining sleeves. C’mon Adidas. The built-in sleeves are a trend that basketball has seen over the past year or so. I get the sense that most fans and players strongly dislike them, so I have no idea how they’re still around. The Bearcats are one of four teams (along with Baylor, UCLA, and Louisville) to receive Made in March uniforms with sleeves.
Aside from that, I actually really like these. While the regular season uniforms are fantastic, one thing I’ve been wanting to see for both football and basketball are red lettering and numbering. The Bearcats have the best color combination in all of sports, and I think they’ve been missing an opportunity by using white letters on black jerseys. The contrast of red on black is fantastic, and gives the Bearcats a bold new look for the postseason.
The Bearcats also received white “home” uniforms. According to Associate Athletic Director Brad Wurthman, the higher seed will wear home uniforms. Based off the Bearcats strong regular season, it would seem that there’s a good chance the ‘Cats play some games in white. In addition to the new uniforms, there are also D Rose 4.5 tournament shoes, as well as a new shooting shirt for warmups and shoot-around.
Look for these uniforms to debut in the AAC Conference Tournament starting in Memphis on March 12th, and carry over into the NCAA Tournament starting on March 18th. To read more mumbo jumbo about the technical aspects of the uniform, check out the press release. Also available is a small gallery with a couple more shots.
The Bearcats are poised for a successful postseason, and now they can look good during it.