Both programs have several players to watch as the Cincinnati Bearcats get ready to take on the 5th ranked Houston Cougars on Saturday night!
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.
With an opportunity to snap the lengthly losing streak against Houston, Wes Miller's team must avoid costly turnovers and defensive miscues.
Cincinnati Basketball: Players to watch as the Bearcats prepare to face Houston
It will be important for Cincinnati to find success scoring around the paint and get off to a quality start against Houston's physical defense.
Lukosius posted a team-high 16 points and four rebounds, while Skillings Jr racked up 14 points and seven boards off the bench at Texas Tech.
Other players that will look to make an impact include Bearcats guard Jizzle James, forward John Newman III and center Jamille Reynolds.
The most recent meeting between the Big 12 newcomers took place last March as Houston blew past Cincinnati in the AAC Tournament.