Check out our expectations with the Cincinnati Bearcats gearing up for the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena!
Oklahoma is led by backcourt Javian McCollum (scores a team-high 14.9 points per game) and Otega Oweh alongside center John Hugley IV.
Players to watch are Cincinnati forwards John Newman III (season-high 20 points in TCU win) and Dan Skillings Jr, plus guard Jizzle James.
The Sooners are ranked 15th in the AP Poll with a 14-3 record including wins against Arkansas, Iowa State, Providence, USC and West Virginia.
Cincinnati Basketball: What to expect as the Bearcats prepare to host Oklahoma
During a press conference this week, Newman described the Bearcats home court advantage and looked ahead to playing Oklahoma next!
It will be important for the Bearcats to contain Oklahoma’s efficient offense that ranks third in the Big 12with 48.9 percent field goal shooting.
McCollum reached double-digit scoring in seven straight games, while Oweh compiled 12 points and 10 rebounds in a recent conference victory.
The Bearcats opened as 2.5-point favorites over Oklahoma with the over/under currently placed at 142.5 total points per FanDuel Sportsbook.