Stay tuned for live coverage as the Bearcats take on Temple in the AAC Tournament quarterfinals and make sure to follow us on Twitter @CincyOnTheProwl for updates throughout the game!
Temple jumped out to an early 16-6 advantage as Damian Dunn and Zach Hicks combined for 11 points in the opening minutes but Cincinnati was able to fight back with a 9-0 run.
Daniel Skillings Jr brought energy off the bench with seven straight points to help the Bearcats tie it before Jeremiah Davenport drilled a triple to take a 23-20 lead with 7:55 left in the first half.
Following a slow start, Cincinnati took a 37-27 lead into halftime as Skillings scored a game-high 11 points and four rebounds. Viktor Lakhin totaled six points, four blocks and three rebounds.
Cincinnati Basketball: Live coverage as Bearcats meet Temple in AAC Tournament quarterfinals
- 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
After splitting a pair of regular season meetings, the Bearcats opened as 4.5-point favorites against Temple with the over/under 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 upset top seeded Houston in the semifinals.
Cincinnati clinched fourth place in the conference standings with a blowout win over SMU in the regular season finale to finish with a 20-11 record including 11-7 against AAC opponents.
Even though it would be difficult to take down top seeded Houston on Saturday, the Bearcats have an opportunity to win three straight games and secure a third AAC Tournament title.