Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats hope to find major success in Wes Miller’s third season

Cincinnati Bearcats during a game against the La Salle Explorers at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats during a game against the La Salle Explorers at Fifth Third Arena. /
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Despite showing significant improvement last year, the Cincinnati Bearcats hope to find more success during Wes Miller’s third season at the helm!

Following an upcoming game against Illinois-Chicago next month, Cincinnati will take on Dayton, Georgia Tech and Xavier before Big 12 play starts in January.

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.

With a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2019, Cincinnati is looking to improve on a 23-13 overall record from a year ago.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats hope to find major success in Wes Miller’s third season

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.

During a recent press conference, Miller previewed the looming regular season and reflected on the offseason roster changes per Cincinnati Athletics!

Miller was ranked the 74th best coach in the nation according to Busting Brackets and is attempting to help end the current NCAA Tournament drought.

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: Bearcats continue to construct impressive 2024 recruiting class

Cincinnati constructed an intriguing 2024 recruiting class following commitments from talented 4-star forward Tyler Betsey and center Tyler McKinley.

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

Several notable schools were trying to land Betsey before he committed to the Bearcats including the Duke Blue Devils, Indiana Hoosiers and more.

The recent commitment is a significant addition for Cincinnati as Betsey and McKinley form a dynamic duo heading into the first ever Big 12 campaign!

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