After picking up a massive win at Texas Tech, the Cincinnati Bearcats return to action against the Big 12 rival Houston Cougars on Saturday!
Cincinnati improved to 15-7 with an impressive 75-72 win over Texas Tech, while Houston fell to 19-3 following a 78-65 loss at Kansas last week.
Players to watch include Bearcats duo Simas Lukosius and Daniel Skillings Jr, who put up a combined 30 points in the win at Texas Tech.
The Cougars are fueled by backcourt LJ Cryer, Jamal Shead and Emanuel Sharp, plus forward Ja'Vier Francis and center J'Wan Roberts.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats host 5th ranked Houston in Big 12 battle
Despite being underdogs entering the matchup, the Bearcats should be able to stay within reach and have a chance to pull off a pivotal upset.
It will be important for Cincinnati to find success scoring around the paint and get off to a quality start against Houston's stout defensive unit.
The Bearcats will look to snap a 9-game losing streak versus Houston including a blowout loss in the AAC Tournament semifinals last season.
Wes Miller's team is hoping to pick up a second straight win over a ranked opponent and move to 5-5 in Big 12 play with a victory this weekend!