Cincinnati out to protect perfect record at Howard

Cincinnati will try to remain perfect as it hits the road for the first time this season to battle Howard on Tuesday in Washington D.C. In their last game, the Bearcats (5-0) routed Georgia Tech 89-54 last Wednesday. It’s the second time in three seasons that Cincinnati has opened a season with five straight wins under coach Wes Miller. Cincinnati made 14 3-pointers — shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc — while turning the

Kansas pivots from loss to rival, turns focus to Cincinnati

Kansas will look to bounce back from a stinging loss last week to their archrivals when they wrap up the regular season with a Big 12 road game against Cincinnati on Saturday night. The Jayhawks (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) led a double-digit lead over Kansas State slip away last Saturday as they lost their 15th straight game in the series. Kansas led 27-16 in the third quarter before K-State rattled off the final 15 points

Cincinnati seeking 5-0 start vs. Georgia Tech

Cincinnati is pushing for a prolonged perfect start and a major off-court victory when it hosts Georgia Tech on Wednesday night. The Bearcats are 4-0 for the second time in three seasons under head coach Wes Miller, including Sunday’s 90-66 win over Northern Kentucky. Dan Skillings Jr. poured in a career-high 25 points while freshman Day Day Thomas added 20. After the game, Miller lashed out at the NCAA for its refusal to communicate its

Cincinnati eyes revenge in clash vs. Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati will look for a bit of payback and a continuation of its perfect start to the season when it hosts regional rival Northern Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. Last season, the Bearcats were stunned by the Horizon League school across the Ohio River in Highland Heights, Ky. Cincinnati held a 40-36 halftime lead before being outscored 28-11 in the second half in a 64-51 setback. The win for the Norse is their lone one in

Cincinnati still fighting, takes aim at West Virginia

Although Cincinnati will not be bowl-eligible for the first time in six years, the Bearcats aren’t ready to give up. Coming off the first Big 12 Conference win in program history, Cincinnati brings momentum into Saturday’s clash with West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. The Bearcats (3-7, 1-6) snapped a seven-game losing streak and defeated Houston 24-14 last Saturday to earn the milestone victory. Corey Kiner rushed for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns on

Cincinnati looks for complete performance facing Eastern Washington

In its season opener, Cincinnati’s defense did not match its shooting prowess. In the second game, both elements clicked for the Bearcats. The Bearcats hope to effectively mix both elements again Sunday afternoon when they host Eastern Washington in the second game of the Cincinnati Basketball Tournament. Cincinnati (2-0) enters Sunday coming off two differing performances. In their 69-58 win over Illinois-Chicago on Monday, the Bearcats shot 41.8 percent and misfired on 20 of 25

Cincinnati hopes to replicate defensive effort vs. Detroit Mercy

Cincinnati will try to continue its defensive intensity and win its second straight to open the season when it hosts Detroit Mercy on Friday night. On Monday night, newcomer Day Day Thomas led the way with 15 points for Cincinnati (1-0) while Dan Skillings Jr. chipped in with 13 to lead the Bearcats to a 69-58 win over Illinois-Chicago. Kentucky transfer CJ Fredrick added 11 to lead Cincinnati to its fourth-straight season-opening win. Cincinnati held

Cincinnati begins Big 12 era against Illinois-Chicago

Cincinnati enters its first season of Big 12 play while Illinois-Chicago continues its rebuild when the Bearcats host the Flames in the season opener for both teams on Monday. The Bearcats, under third-year coach Wes Miller, finished last season with a 23-13 record. They reached the NIT quarterfinals before getting eliminated by Utah Valley. Their final season in the American Athletic Conference saw them post an 11-7 mark, just missing a chance to reach the

UCF, Cincinnati desperate for first Big 12 victory

The Big 12 has not been kind to conference newcomers UCF and Cincinnati. In their first year in the league, neither squad has come up with a Big 12 win. That will change on Saturday when the Bearcats (2-6, 0-5) play host to the Knights (3-5, 0-5). Both programs have enjoyed glory years of recent vintage. UCF, for example, went 13-0 in 2017 and 35-4 over a three-year span that also included 2018 and 2019.

Cincinnati looks to shut down Oklahoma State’s Ollie Gordon II

Oklahoma State’s Ollie Gordon II is averaging 176.8 yards rushing over his last four games in the ultra-competitive Big 12, and Cincinnati’s run defense is giving up just 100.7 yards per contest this season. When the teams meet Saturday night in Stillwater, Okla., Oklahoma State’s ground game will face its biggest test since settling on Gordon as the main man when conference play began. The sophomore picked up 121 yards on 18 carries against Iowa