Coming off a win over East Carolina, the Bearcats return to action at SMU on Saturday afternoon with a chance to pick up a key road win. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 PM on ESPNU and fuboTV.
Despite struggling on the road this season, Cincinnati opened as 5-point favorites over SMU according to WynnBET. The over/under is currently placed at 146 total points.
Mustangs players to watch include backcourt duo Zach Nutall and Zhuric Phelps, plus former Louisville forward Samuell Williamson. Phelps is scoring a team-best 17.5 points per game.
After starting conference play with a blowout win over Tulsa earlier this month, SMU has lost three straight games against Houston, UCF and Tulane by an average of 25 points.
Cincinnati Basketball: TV coverage, where to watch the Bearcats road trip to SMU
- Date: Saturday, January 14 at 4:00 PM
- Location: Moody Coliseum in Dallas
- TV Broadcast: ESPNU and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 16-6
Wes Miller’s team picked up a critical road win at Wichita State last week but hasn’t played well away from home this season so it’s important to get off to a quick start on Saturday in Dallas.
Cincinnati enters the matchup averaging 78.1 points per game following an 83-55 win over East Carolina this week, while SMU is one of only two AAC teams with a negative point differential.
In the most recent trip to Dallas, the Bearcats suffered a 76-71 loss last March to snap a 10-game win streak against the Mustangs. David DeJulius scored a team-high 21 points in the loss.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats knock down 14 triples en route to 83-55 win over East Carolina
Following a disappointing loss to Houston last weekend, the Bearcats bounced back with an impressive scoring effort to secure an 83-55 win over East Carolina on Wednesday night!
Landers Nolley II scored a team-high 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Jeremiah Davenport had 16 points and six rebounds in the win. Daniel Skillings Jr added nine points off the bench.
David DeJulius totaled 11 points and a game-high 12 assists in the blowout win, becoming the first Bearcat to have a double-double with points and assists since Troy Caupain did in 2016.
Cincinnati improved to 12-6 overall and 3-2 in AAC play with the victory over East Carolina, and will look to keep the momentum going against SMU on Saturday afternoon in Dallas.