There are plenty of storylines to watch as the Bearcats look to take down South Florida on Saturday night at Fifth Third Arena!
In order to remain in contention for a first round bye in the AAC Tournament, Cincinnati needs to avoid any more losses at home.
Wes Miller’s team could be without starting center Viktor Lakhin, who suffered a sprained ankle in the loss at Tulane on Tuesday night.
After going down in the first half, Lakhin was unable to return and is questionable to play against South Florida on Saturday.
Cincinnati Basketball: Viktor Lakhin’s status headlines storylines to watch against South Florida
- Date: Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 PM
- Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
- TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 36-10
Lakhin is averaging 12.5 points, while leading the Bearcats with 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game during his sophomore year.
It will be important for Kalu Ezikpe, Ody Oguama and several others to step up if Lakhin isn’t ale to suit up tomorrow night.
Make sure to stay tuned for more pregame coverage as Cincinnati looks to complete a season sweep over South Florida!
Cincinnati Basketball: Breaking down series history against conference foe South Florida
Despite splitting the last four matchups, the Bearcats have mostly dominated South Florida with a 19-3 record at home.
After winning 16 straight home games against the Bulls, Cincinnati lost the last two by a combined five points.
The long-time conference foes have played 46 times since first meeting in 1975 and the Bearcats are 36-10 in the all-time series.
In the most recent matchup last month, Cincinnati earned an 85-69 win behind a season-low four turnovers in Tampa.