Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats continue non-conference play against Detroit Mercy

Cincinnati Bearcats host Illinois-Chicago Flames at Fifth Third Arena in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats host Illinois-Chicago Flames at Fifth Third Arena in 2023. /
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Coming off an impressive performance in the regular season opener, the Cincinnati Bearcats will host the Detroit Mercy Titans at Fifth Third Arena on Friday!

Despite struggling to shoot from outside, Cincinnati was able to create plenty of turnovers and dominate the paint in a win over the Illinois-Chicago Flames.

Make sure to check out our pregame coverage for the Bearcats matchup against Detroit Mercy with the latest odds, players to watch, quotes and more.

The Titans are led by veteran backcourt duo Jayden Stone and Donovann Toatley, who combined for 35 points and seven assists in the season opener.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats continue non-conference play against Detroit Mercy

  • Date: Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 3-0
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Cincinnati was fueled by three double digit scorers as CJ Fredrick, Dan Skillings Jr and DaVeon Thomas put up 39 points and 13 rebounds in the 69-58 victory.

The Bearcats opened as 21.5-point favorites over Detroit Mercy with the over/under currently placed at 146.5 points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Wes Miller’s team is expected to secure a double digit win over Detroit Mercy and eventually move to 2-0 on the season as non-conference play ramps up.

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Cincinnati held a single digit advantage for most of the opening half until a 9-0 run created separation, capped off by several impressive fastbreak finishes.

Skillings scored 13 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench, and Fredrick added 11 points and two boards on 3/6 shooting from 3-point range.

There is still a lot of room for improvement as the Bearcats hope to find a rhythm from the perimeter and protect the rim at a high level moving forward.

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