It will be essential for the Cincinnati Bearcats to contain Dayton Flyers forward DaRon Holmes II as the in-state foes square off this weekend!
Holmes puts up a team-high 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in nine games this season and will be a difficult matchup for the Bearcats frontcourt.
There are several players that will be tasked with defending Holmes throughout the day including veterans Viktor Lakhin, Ody Oguama and more.
With an opportunity to secure a quality victory in the long-awaited battle, the Bearcats are trying to improve on a 60-31 record against Dayton!
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats must contain DaRon Holmes II
Cincinnati is expected to secure a victory over Dayton but it should be a close matchup as the in-state foes meet for the first time since 2010.
Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup including updated pregame odds, players to watch and more prior to tip off this weekend.
Players to watch include Cincinnati backcourt CJ Fredrick, Jizzle James and DaVeon Thomas, plus centers Aziz Bandaogo and Viktor Lakhin.
The Bearcats are 4.5-point favorites over Dayton with the over/under currently projected at 138.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.