Cincinnati Basketball: Simas Lukosius shows off skillset in recent 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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Cincinnati Bearcats guard Simas Lukosius showed off his skillset with a team-high 14 points during a closed scrimmage against the Maryland Terrapins!

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

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

The former Butler Bulldogs standout developed into a significant contributor last season and is expected to have two years of eligibility left going forward.

Cincinnati Basketball: Simas Lukosius shows off skillset in recent preseason scrimmage

Cincinnati is set to host the defending tournament conference champion Texas Longhorns in the first Big 12 home opener 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 gets underway.

Make sure to stay tuned for recruiting updates and schedule announcements as the Bearcats gear up for the initial Big 12 season to get started soon.

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!

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As the Bearcats continue to prepare for the regular season to start, the upcoming Big 12 Conference schedule was officially released in late September.

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

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

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.

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