Cincinnati Basketball: Big 12 schedule released ahead of Bearcats inaugural season in conference

Cincinnati Bearcats during game against Tulane Green Wave at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats during game against Tulane Green Wave at Fifth Third Arena. /
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As the team continues to prepare for the regular season to tip off, the Big 12 Conference schedule was officially released on Tuesday afternoon!

Cincinnati is set to host the defending tournament conference champion Texas Longhorns in the first ever Big 12 game at Fifth Third Arena on January 9.

Other home matchups are highlighted by Oklahoma and TCU in January, Houston and Oklahoma State in February, Kansas State and West Virginia in March.

The Bearcats will face the BYU Cougars in the Big 12 opener on January 6, followed by road trips to Baylor, Kansas, TCU, Texas Tech, UCF and others.

Cincinnati Basketball: Big 12 schedule released ahead of Bearcats inaugural season in conference

  • @ BYU (1/6)
  • Texas (1/9)
  • @ Baylor (1/13)
  • TCU (1/16)
  • Oklahoma (1/20)
  • @ Kansas (1/22)
  • UCF (1/27)
  • @ West Virginia (1/31)
  • @ Texas Tech (2/3)
  • Houston (2/10)
  • Iowa State (2/13)
  • @ UCF (2/17)
  • Oklahoma State (2/21)
  • @ TCU (2/24)
  • @ Houston (2/27)
  • Kansas State (3/2)
  • @ Oklahoma (3/5)
  • West Virginia (3/9)

Following the season opener against Illinois-Chicago in November, the Bearcats will play ACC foe Georgia Tech, plus in-state rivals Dayton and Xavier.

Make sure to stay tuned for the latest recruiting rumors and roster movement as the program gears up for the inaugural Big 12 campaign to get going.

The annual Crosstown Shootout matchup against the rival Musketeers is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 9 at the Cintas Center.

Wes Miller’s team is led by veterans Viktor Lakhin, Ody Oguama, John Newman III and Dan Skillings Jr, plus newcomers CJ Fredrick and Simas Lukosius.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats get ready for home and home series against Georgia Tech

According to a recent report from CBS Sports insider Jon Rothstein, the Bearcats recently scheduled a pair of matchups against ACC foe Georgia Tech.

Cincinnati is set to host the non-conference matchup at Fifth Third Arena in November before traveling to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech the following year.

Georgia Tech is led by first-year head coach and former NBA star Damon Stoudamire, along with skilled guards Amaree Abram and Kowacie Reeves.

The most recent meeting against Georgia Tech took place in the 1996 NCAA Tournament as Bearcats big man Danny Fortson fueled the way to an 87-70 win.

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