According to a recent report from CBS Sports Insider Jon Rothstein, the Cincinnati Bearcats are finalizing an agreement to play the Dayton Flyers at Heritage Bank Center next season!
Dating back to the first meeting more than a century ago, Cincinnati has played Dayton the second-most of any opponent including a 60-31 all-time record against the Flyers.
Even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, it appears the programs will eventually come to terms on an agreement and schedule a game at Heritage Bank Center in the fall.
The most recent matchup between the in-state rivals took place in 2010 as the Bearcats secured a 68-34 win over Dayton behind junior guard Dion Dixon’s game-high 20 points.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats finalizing agreement to face Dayton at Heritage Bank Center next season
Wes Miller’s staff has recently picked up three transfers from portal including Temple center Jamille Reynolds, Kentucky guard CJ Fredrick and Butler forward Simas Lukosius!
Fredrick scored 10.2 points and 2.8 assists per game on 46.1 percent shooting from 3-point range during his freshman season at Iowa en route to receiving All-Big Ten recognition.
Lukosius averaged 11.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game during his sophomore campaign, highlighted by a career-high 28 points in a win over Villanova last year.
Cincinnati Basketball: 2024 4-star guard Jase Richardson includes Bearcats among top schools
Bishop Gorman guard and 2024 4-star prospect Jase Richardson included the Bearcats among his top schools alongside Alabama, Michigan State, USC and others!
Despite missing several months due to a leg injury, Richardson is the 46th highest rated recruit in the nation and 3rd ranked prospect from Las Vegas according to 247 Sports.
Richardson is the son of former NBA lottery pick Jason Richardson, who was a key part of Michigan State’s national title run in 2000 and played over a decade in the league.