Cincinnati Basketball: Preview for the Bearcats non-conference game versus Northern Kentucky

Make sure to preview the Cincinnati Bearcats game against the Northern Kentucky Norse with the most recent odds and players to watch heading into today!

Players to watch in the upcoming matchup include Cincinnati backcourt mates DaVeon Thomas and Jizzle James, plus center Viktor Lakhin and others.

The Norse opened the season with losses at Middle Tennessee and Washington before earning a victory over DePauw in the home opener on Tuesday night.

Wes Miller’s team suffered a disappointing 64-51 loss at Northern Kentucky last year so the Bearcats will have an opportunity to get revenge this season.

Cincinnati Basketball: Preview for the Bearcats game against Northern Kentucky

  • Date: Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 8-1
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Coming off a third straight win, Cincinnati is aiming to remain undefeated against the non-conference opponent on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena!

Following a fourth conference championship in the last decade, Northern Kentucky was picked to repeat as Horizon League champions in the preseason poll.

Northern Kentucky is fueled by All-Horizon League players Sam Vinson and Marques Warrick, who are averaging a combined 31.0 points and 8.6 rebounds.

The Bearcats opened as 12.5-point favorites over Northern Kentucky with the over/under currently projected at 137.5 points via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats attempt to remain unbeaten vs Northern Kentucky

During a midweek press conference, Miller looked ahead to Northern Kentucky and reflected on the beginning of the season per Cincinnati Athletics.

Lakhin put up a career-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and one block to help lead the Bearcats to a double digit victory over Eastern Washington last weekend.

James had the best game of his freshman season with 13 points, two assists and two rebounds, plus Thomas posted 11 points and five assists in the win.

The Bearcats struggled to convert in the early stages but got it going during the second half and eventually secured a third consecutive win to start the season!