Cincinnati Basketball: Most intriguing matchups from the Bearcats inaugural Big 12 schedule

Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Wes Miller during a game against the New Jersey Tech Highlanders at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Wes Miller during a game against the New Jersey Tech Highlanders at Fifth Third Arena. /
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Check out the most intriguing games from the Cincinnati Bearcats inaugural Big 12 schedule including hosting the Texas Longhorns in January!

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 more.

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

Cincinnati Basketball: Most intriguing matchups from the Bearcats inaugural Big 12 schedule

Cincinnati recently revealed non-conference games against Bryant, Detroit Mercy, Eastern Washington, Howard, Northern Kentucky are set for this fall.

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

Going back to the first meeting over a century ago, Cincinnati has played Dayton the second-most of any opponent with a 60-31 all-time record.

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

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)

As the team continues to prepare for the regular season to start, the Big 12 Conference schedule was officially released on Tuesday afternoon!

Make sure to stay tuned for the latest recruiting rumors and roster movement as the school gears up for the first ever Big 12 season to get going.

The Bearcats are scheduled to head to Baylor, BYU, Kansas and Texas Tech, while Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas and others travel to Cincinnati.

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