Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats meet Big Ten opponent Maryland in preseason scrimmage

Cincinnati Bearcats in a preseason practice at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats in a preseason practice at Fifth Third Arena. /
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According to a recent report by insider Jeff Goodman, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced Big Ten opponent the Maryland Terrapins in a preseason scrimmage.

Cincinnati junior guard Simas Lukosius racked up a team-high 14 points and sophomore forward Daniel Skillings Jr scored 12 points in the closed exhibition.

Even though Maryland reportedly secured a 74-70 win in the matchup, the Bearcats should be able to build on a solid showing against a quality adversary.

Wes Miller’s team is hoping to find success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign as the season opener is scheduled to get underway in less than a month.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats meet Big Ten opponent Maryland in preseason scrimmage

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

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

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

With a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2019, Cincinnati is looking to improve on a 23-13 record from a season 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 matchup at Fifth Third Arena in January.

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

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

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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