Cincinnati Basketball: Where does Wes Miller rank among the nation’s premier head coaches?

Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Wes Miller looks on at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Wes Miller looks on at Fifth Third Arena. /
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Check where Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Wes Miller ranks among the nation’s premier coaches entering the season according to Busting Brackets!

Miller was ranked the 74th best coach in the country and is attempting to improve on a 23-13 record as the program prepares for the season to get started.

Several Big 12 coaches were ranked in the top-10 including Kansas coach Bill Self, Baylor coach Scott Drew along with Houston coach Kelvin Sampson.

With a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2019, Cincinnati is looking to find significant success during Miller’s third season.

Cincinnati Basketball: Where does Wes Miller rank among the nation’s premier head coaches?

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.

Following the season opener against Illinois-Chicago in November, the Bearcats will face Dayton, Georgia Tech and Xavier before Big 12 play begins in January.

Make sure to stay tuned for recruiting updates and schedule announcements as the program gears up for the inaugural Big 12 campaign to get underway.

The Bearcats are led by veterans Viktor Lakhin, Ody Oguama, John Newman III and Dan Skillings Jr, plus transfer additions CJ Fredrick and Simas Lukosius.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats head coach Wes Miller looks ahead to upcoming campaign

During the press conference, Miller previewed the looming regular season and reflected on plenty of recent roster movement via Cincinnati Athletics.

Lukosius averaged 11.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game during his sophomore season, highlighted by a career-best 28-point outing in a win over Villanova.

Skillings showed off elite potential as a freshman with a season-high 20 points in a win over Temple, and should have significant role this coming year.

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 several others.

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