Cincinnati Basketball: Wes Miller breaks down the Bearcats upcoming Senior Day ceremony

Cincinnati Bearcats guards David DeJulius and Jeremiah Davenport embrace during game against Northern Kentucky. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats guards David DeJulius and Jeremiah Davenport embrace during game against Northern Kentucky. The Enquirer. /
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Bearcats head coach Wes Miller looked ahead to the upcoming Senior Day ceremony on Sunday afternoon as the program prepares to celebrate David DeJulius, Kalu Ezikpe, and Rob Phinisee.

The three players will be recognized prior to tip off against SMU in the regular season finale on Sunday at Fifth Third Arena, with the Senior Day ceremony expected to start at 1:35 PM.

DeJulius has created a lasting legacy at Cincinnati after leading the team through a difficult transition between coaches en route to surpassing 1,000+ career points earlier this season.

Ezikpe and Phinisee transferred into the program last summer and made an impact off the bench this season but unfortunately Phinisee suffered a season-ending knee injury in last month.

Cincinnati Basketball: Wes Miller breaks down the Bearcats upcoming Senior Day ceremony

  • Date: Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 PM
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 17-6

With just a week until the AAC Tournament begins, Cincinnati is hoping to send the seniors off with a memorable win over the Mustangs and take some momentum into postseason play.

During a recent press conference as the Bearcats get ready to face SMU, Miller discussed the Senior Day ceremony and what DeJulius has meant to the program per Cincinnati Athletics.

"“One of the great things about this program is the support, people and fans here. I know they will honor those three guys and honor David DeJulius in a really special way. What he’s meant to this program over the last three years is hard to describe in words and quantify in just his play. He has been here through some transition and turmoil. He has improved during that time as a player and tried to keep things together. He’s been incredibly prideful and competitive to put that jersey on. I believe people not only appreciate that but have respect and admiration for that. The other thing that maybe doesn’t get publicized enough, but people that have come in contact are certainly aware, is David has really embraced impacting this community. It’s incredible to see some of the impact he’s had off the floor. I think our fans know that about him and will come out and support him in the way that he deserves to be supported.”"

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