Cincinnati Basketball: Takeaways from the Bearcats inexcusable loss at East Carolina

Cincinnati Bearcats guard David DeJulius passes the ball against East Carolina Pirates at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats guard David DeJulius passes the ball against East Carolina Pirates at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer. /
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Check out a few takeaways from the Bearcats recent loss at East Carolina including continuous struggles on the road and an inability to generate quality shots in late game scenarios.

Wes Miller’s team was in position to secure a critical road win at Tulane last week before going scoreless in the final minutes. Then history repeated itself against East Carolina this week.

After leading for most of the game, Cincinnati went scoreless in the last two minutes and eventually suffered a devastating 75-71 loss at East Carolina on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats jumped out to a quick start and led by as much as 16 points at multiple times in the second half before allowing East Carolina to go on a 12-0 run and escape with a win.

Cincinnati Basketball: Takeaways from the Bearcats inexcusable loss at East Carolina

Despite having a lot of experience, Cincinnati has a tendency to settle for perimeter shots with the game on the line and that’s resulted in a handful of frustrating losses this year.

With just a couple weeks remaining in the regular season, the Bearcats are 3-5 in true road games and 1-2 in neutral site matchups. That has to improve in order to compete at a high level.

There’s no way to sugarcoat such a disappointing loss as Cincinnati had a great chance to move into fourth place in the AAC standings before collapsing late in the second half.

Even though there have been plenty of promising moments since Miller was hired nearly two years ago, the team hasn’t been able to reach expectations and fans are getting frustrated.

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