Following a frustrating loss at East Carolina, the Bearcats are looking to bounce back against Central Florida on Sunday at noon. You can watch the matchup on ESPNU and fuboTV!
Cincinnati is hoping to get back on track and remain tied for fourth place in the AAC standings, while Central Florida is coming off a last-second loss at Memphis on Thursday night.
Despite having a 6-7 record in conference play, the Knights are 4-point favorites prior to tip off with the over/under currently set at 138.0 total points according to WynnBET.
Players to watch include All-AAC freshman Taylor Hendricks, senior wing CJ Kelly and sophomore guard Darius Johnson. Hendricks leads the Knights with 14.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats look to bounce back against conference foe Central Florida
- Date: Sunday, February 19 at 12:00 PM
- Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando
- TV Broadcast: ESPNU and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 13-5
The conference foes faced off just over two weeks ago and the Bearcats picked up a 73-64 win over UCF as Viktor Lakhin led the way with a team-high 20 points and eight rebounds.
After going down with a sprained ankle against Tulane, Lakhin missed the last two games and is questionable to play on Sunday. Kalu Ezikpe has started in place of Lakhin since then.
Wes Miller’s team can’t afford to suffer a second straight loss so it’s going to be important to come out with a lot of energy and stay patient on offense tomorrow afternoon.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats blow double digit lead in devastating loss at East Carolina
After leading for most of the game, the Bearcats went scoreless in the last two minutes and eventually suffered a disappointing 75-71 loss at East Carolina on Wednesday night.
Cincinnati jumped out to a quick start and led by as much as 16 points at multiple times during the second half before allowing East Carolina to go on a 12-0 run and escape with a win.
Despite coming up short, Jeremiah Davenport continued his recent success with 19 points on 5/8 shooting from 3-point range en route to surpassing 1,000 career points in the first half.
Landers Nolley II racked up 19 points and five rebounds but missed a potential game-tying shot in the final seconds, while David DeJulius compiled 15 points and five assists in the loss.