Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats recently selected to finish near bottom of Big 12 standings

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 preseason poll, the Cincinnati Bearcats were recently projected to finish in 11th place during the inaugural campaign in the Big 12!

Check out the entire poll as the Kansas Jayhawks were selected to win the conference, followed by the Houston Cougars, Texas Longhorns and others.

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

Wes Miller’s team is hoping to find success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign as the season opener is scheduled to get going just one week from today.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats recently selected to finish near bottom of Big 12 standings

  1. Kansas Jayhawks
  2. Houston Cougars
  3. Texas Longhorns
  4. Baylor Bears
  5. TCU Horned Frogs
  6. Kansas State Wildcats
  7. Iowa State Cyclones
  8. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  9. West Virginia Mountaineers
  10. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  11. Cincinnati Bearcats
  12. Oklahoma Sooners
  13. BYU Cougars
  14. UCF Knights

During the press conference at Big 12 media day, Miller looked ahead to the regular season and reacted to roster changes via Cincinnati Athletics!

Lakhin is looking to continue to improve after scoring a career-best 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds on 61.7 percent shooting from the field in his junior year.

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

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats gear up for regular season opener against Illinois-Chicago

  • Date: Monday, November 6 at 9:00 PM
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Third ever meeting
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Cincinnati will host the Illinois-Chicago Flames on Monday, November 6 as Miller and the Bearcats open the season with a five-game home stand!

Illinois-Chicago finished with a 12-20 overall record last year and the Flames currently sit at 243rd in the KenPom rankings heading into the season opener.

The Flames are led by senior guard Toby Okani, who averaged 11.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in his junior year, and is a focal point of the lineup.

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