Wes Miller’s team is preparing to defend a pair of All-AAC caliber players in Kendric Davis and DeAndre Williams as the Memphis Tigers travel to Fifth Third Arena tomorrow afternoon!
Prior to joining Memphis this season, Davis was named 2022 AAC Player of the Year during his time at SMU and is currently leading the AAC with 21.2 points and 5.7 assists per game.
Despite being slightly undersized, the Houston native is an elite scorer and shot creator that could cause problems for Cincinnati as Mika Adams-Woods is expected to defend him.
Other players to keep an eye on include All-AAC forward DeAndre Williams, former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy, senior center Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu and senior guard Jayden Hardaway.
Cincinnati Basketball: Players to watch as the Bearcats look to limit Memphis Tigers senior duo
- Date: Sunday, January 22 at 1:00 PM
- Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
- TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 47-37
In a recent win over Wichita State, Williams racked up a game-high 29 points and 15 rebounds. Kennedy contributed 16 points on 4/6 shooting from 3-point range in an 88-78 win.
Both teams are hoping to secure a first round bye in the upcoming AAC Tournament and stay alive for an NCAA Tournament berth so the result is crucial as Selection Sunday approaches.
Coming into the highly-anticipated matchup, the Bearcats have lost three games in a row and four of the last five against Memphis including a pair of single-digit losses last season.
Cincinnati Basketball: TV coverage, where to watch the Bearcats matchup with Memphis
With an opportunity to keep pace in the AAC standings, the Bearcats are scheduled to meet rival Memphis on Sunday at Fifth Third Arena. Tip off is set for 1:00 PM on ESPN2 and fuboTV.
Fresh off a win over South Florida, Cincinnati moved into a tie for second place in the conference with a 5-2 record as senior guard David DeJulius scored a game-high 21 points.
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 joining Cincinnati in April.
Penny Hardaway’s team is filled with talent as Davis leads the conference in points and assists per game, while Williams is coming off a dominant performance against Wichita State.