After matching up just over a decade ago, the Cincinnati Bearcats are preparing to play the Utah Valley Wolverines for the second time in school history tonight in the NIT quarterfinals.
The only previous meeting between the programs took place on December 11, 2010 as Rashad Bishop and Cashmere Wright led the Bearcats to a 92-72 win over Utah Valley in Cincinnati.
Bishop scored a game-high 17 points and two assists on 7/7 shooting from the field, while Wright compiled 15 points and four steals. Yancy Gates added 14 points and three rebounds in the win.
Make sure to stay tuned for more coverage as the Bearcats look to keep the season alive at Utah Valley. The winner will secure a spot in the NIT semifinals against UAB or Vanderbilt next week.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats prepare to play Utah Valley for the second time in program history
- Date: Wednesday, March 22 at 9:00 PM
- Location: McKay Events Center in Utah
- TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 1-0
Check out our preview including key players to watch and more as the Bearcats get ready to face Utah Valley in the NIT quarterfinals. The game will be available to watch on ESPN2 and fuboTV.
Players to keep an eye on in the quarterfinals matchup include Cincinnati senior duo David DeJulius and Landers Nolley II, plus Utah Valley guard Trey Woodbury and center Aziz Bandaogo.
Wes Miller’s team advanced to the NIT quarterfinals with an impressive 79-65 win at Hofstra on Saturday. Nolley notched a game-high 20 points and six rebounds to led the way.
Utah Valley is coming off an 81-69 win against Colorado in the NIT second round on Sunday evening as Woodbury finished with a game-high 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.