Cincinnati Basketball: Live coverage as the Bearcats host Central Florida at Fifth Third Arena

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Jeremiah Davenport drives against UCF Knights forward Taylor Hendricks at Fifth Third Arena. USA Today.
Cincinnati Bearcats guard Jeremiah Davenport drives against UCF Knights forward Taylor Hendricks at Fifth Third Arena. USA Today. /
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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.

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