Make sure to stay tuned for live coverage during the Bearcats must-win matchup against Central Florida at Fifth Third Arena on ESPNU and fuboTV!
David DeJulius got the scoring started with a steal and layup, followed by back to back triples from Landers Nolley II to give Cincinnati an early lead.
Midway through the first half, Jeremiah Davenport and Viktor Lakhin finished a pair of fastbreak dunks to fuel a 14-0 run and force a timeout.
Wes Miller’s team compiled 18 points off turnovers to take a 31-20 lead into halftime as Nolley scored a game-high 10 points in the first half.
Cincinnati Basketball: Live coverage as the Bearcats host Central Florida at Fifth Third Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4 at 12:00 PM
- Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
- TV Broadcast: ESPNU and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 12-5
After becoming conference opponents back in 2014, Cincinnati won the first seven games against UCF to build a 12-5 record in the all-time series.
The rivalry only dates back to last decade but there have been several memorable matchups including a Bearcats 61-58 win in the 2014 AAC Tournament quarterfinals.
Heading into the critical AAC matchup, the Bearcats were 5-point favorites according to WynnBET, with the over/under currently set at 138.5 total points.
Cincinnati Basketball: TV coverage, where to watch as the Bearcats host Central Florida
With an opportunity to pick up a second straight win, Cincinnati is set to face Central Florida on Saturday at noon on ESPN and fuboTV.
Both teams are competing for a first round bye in the AAC Tournament next month and a win this week would be one step closer to securing that goal.
Fresh off a blowout over last place Tulsa this week, Wes Miller’s team is hoping to pick up a much-needed win against a quality opponent.
UCF started conference play with a 4-1 record before losing the last four games against Houston, South Florida, Temple and Tulane.