Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats set to face top seeded Houston in AAC Tournament semifinals

Cincinnati Bearcats forward Ody Oguama dribbles against Houston Cougars center Josh Carlton at Fifth Third Arena. USA Today.
Cincinnati Bearcats forward Ody Oguama dribbles against Houston Cougars center Josh Carlton at Fifth Third Arena. USA Today. /
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With a chance to advance to the conference championship game, the Bearcats take on top seeded Houston in the AAC Tournament semifinals tomorrow at 3:00 PM on ESPN2 and fuboTV.

After trailing by double digits in the first half, Cincinnati stormed back and eventually secured an 84-54 win against Temple in the AAC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.

Bearcats freshman forward Daniel Skillings Jr scored a career-high 20 points and six rebounds off the bench as Wes Miller’s team improved to 4-0 when he reaches double figures this year.

Houston picked up a 60-46 win over East Carolina in the quarterfinals today as AAC Player of the Year Marcus Sasser compiled a game-high 30 points on 9/15 shooting from the field.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats set to face top seeded Houston in AAC Tournament semifinals

  • Date: Saturday, March 11 at 3:00 PM
  • Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 33-13

Despite coming up short in a pair of regular season games against the Cougars, Cincinnati should feel confident after nearly pulling off an upset in a 75-69 loss at Houston in late January.

Landers Nolley II totaled 24 points on 6/10 shooting from 3-point range but the Bearcats couldn’t hold onto a 43-36 halftime lead as Jarace Walker led Houston with a game-high 25 points.

Other players to watch in the semifinal matchup include Bearcats senior backcourt duo David DeJulius and Jeremiah Davenport, plus Cougars guard Jamal Shead and center J’Wan Roberts.

It will be important for the Bearcats to limit easy shots as Viktor Lakhin and Ody Oguama look to protect the paint. Lakhin tied an AAC Tournament record with seven blocks against Temple.

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