Make sure to check out our AAC Tournament quarterfinals preview including the most recent odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more as the Bearcats prepare to face Temple on Friday!
After splitting a pair of regular season meetings, Cincinnati opened as 4.5-point favorites against Temple with the over/under currently placed at 141.5 total points according to WynnBET.
Both teams are hoping to make a deep run in the AAC Tournament and a victory on Friday afternoon could create enough momentum to challenge top seeded Houston in the semifinals.
There are a ton of talented players to watch in the upcoming matchup including Bearcats duo David DeJulius and Landers Nolley II, plus Temple backcourt Damian Dunn and Hysier Miller.
Cincinnati Basketball: AAC Tournament preview, odds, quotes prior to matchup against Temple
- Date: Friday, March 10 at 3:00 PM
- Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth
- TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 27-12
Following a loss in the first matchup at Temple on New Year’s Day, the Bearcats bounced back with an 88-83 overtime win in February as DeJulius and Nolley each scored 20 points.
DeJulius and Nolley will look to create most of the offense but it’s important for Mika Adams-Woods, Jeremiah Davenport and Viktor Lakhin to make an impact against the the Owls.
Cincinnati head coach Wes Miller looked ahead to the quarterfinals matchup with Temple and talked about playing in the postseason in a recent press conference per Bearcats Athletics.
"“I have a ton of respect for their program. They are tough and physical. It is very difficult to score. They have a number of ways they can attack you offensively. You can’t just focus on shutting down Damian Dunn because they have so many ways they can beat you and everybody on the court is a very effective offensive player. You can look at the four games we’ve played against Temple the last two years have all been dog fights. We know we have a difficult opponent but it’s March in college basketball. That comes with the territory and we’re going to do everything we can to prepare to win this week. Our guys were obviously excited to end the regular season the right way. I could sense when we were back on the floor that we were focused and ready for the postseason. You can’t have success in March and tournament play by looking ahead. What’s ahead doesn’t matter if you can’t take care of what’s in front of you.”"