Make sure to check out a break down of the storied series history as the Cincinnati Bearcats prepare to host the rival Memphis Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena.
After the first meeting occurred on January 22, 1968, Cincinnati and Memphis have faced off 84 times with the Bearcats holding a 47-37 all-time record against the long-time rival Tigers.
Coming into the highly-anticipated matchup, Cincinnati has lost three games in a row and four of the last five matchups against Memphis including a pair of single-digit losses last season.
In the two matchups a year ago, former Memphis forward Landers Nolley II averaged 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds to help take down the Bearcats before transferring to Cincinnati in April.
Cincinnati Basketball: Breaking down the series history as the Bearcats host rival Memphis
It’s been nearly three years since the most recent win against Memphis as Tre Scott fueled the Bearcats to a 92-86 overtime victory behind a game-high 25 points and 19 rebounds.
Jarron Cumberland racked up 15 points and nine assists, while Mika Adams-Woods added 14 points and four rebounds, plus a last-second block to force overtime in the thrilling win.
The rival programs have competed across five different leagues including Conference USA, Great Midwest Conference, Metro Conference, Missouri Valley Conference and American Conference.
One of the most memorable moments was when All-American guard Nick Van Exel led Cincinnati to a win over Memphis and Penny Hardaway to secure a spot in the 1992 Final Four!
Cincinnati Basketball: David DeJulius leads the Bearcats to blowout win over South Florida
Cincinnati senior duo David DeJulius and Landers Nolley II each dropped a game-high 21 points as the Bearcats secured an 85-69 win at South Florida to extend the 3-game win streak.
Following the blowout win in Tampa, Wes Miller’s team improved to 14-6 overall and moved into a tie for second place in the AAC standings with a 5-2 record alongside Temple and Tulane.
In addition to having a hot shooting night, Cincinnati committed a season-low four turnovers and finished with 17 assists as DeJulius racked up a game-high seven assists in the win.
DeJulius led the Bearcats with 16 points and six assists on 6/6 shooting in the first half, while Nolley helped put the finishing touches on the win with 16 points after halftime.