UC Bulldozes UCONN, remain G5 Leader

Cincinnati remains in solid standing after a thumping of Connecticut 48-3, Saturday. The homecoming victory keeps No. 16 UC as the only undefeated team in American conference play. The Bearcats will face a tricky test at South Florida (3-5) this Saturday night. TV: CBSSN Radio: 700 WLW Time: 7:00 p.m.

*Rankings based on Sports-Reference, Records are FBS only*

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UC Head Coach Luke Fickell (Getty Images: Tim Warner)

Sports 24/7 Top Five:

1. Ohio State They are 52-point favorites at Rutgers.
2. LSU Major win in thriller at Alabama.
3. Alabama They lost to LSU in said game, but still in good position for playoff.
4. Clemson
5. Utah Looking good but will play UCLA who is improving, should win though.

Sports 24/7 Under the Radar:

1(Tie). Memphis
1(Tie). Cincinnati Destroyed UConn, but have many tests upcoming, starting with a road game versus USF.
3. Navy Open week, waiting for Notre Dame.
4. SMU Won 59-51 versus ECU.
5. UCF The Knights got upset on the road versus Tulsa by three, they still hold onto the fifth spot, but their chances at a major bowl and a conference championship are all but over.

UC Hoops: Cincinnati Takes Down Connecticut

Cincinnati was able to hold of a rally at Connecticut to win 64-60 Sunday. Keith Williams led UC with 12 points, while Justin Jenifer and Cane Broome each added 10 points for UC (23-4, 12-2, 15th). Broome had the game-clinching three-pointer in his hometown of Hartford. UConn (13-14, 4-10, 139th) was led by Christian Vital (14) and Alterique Gilbert (13) in scoring. The Bearcats entered the both mainstream polls this week (AP/Coaches’: No. 23/22). Cincinnati will play at SMU (13-13, 5-9, 144th) Wednesday night at 9 PM. TV: CBSSN Radio: 700 WLW

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Cane Broome’s clutch three-pointer clinched the game for UC (AP/Hill).

2018-19 American Standings

TEAM CONF GB OVR
Houston 13-1 26-1
Cincinnati 12-2 1 23-4
UCF 10-4 3 20-6
Temple 10-4 3 20-7
Memphis 9-6 4.5 17-11
South Florida 7-7 6 18-9
Wichita State 6-8 7 13-13
Tulsa 6-9 7.5 16-12
SMU 5-9 8 13-13
UConn 4-10 9 13-14
East Carolina 3-11 10 10-16
Tulane 0-14 13 4-22

 

UC Hoops: Bearcats Win in OT Again

Cincinnati came into Fifth Third Arena fresh off an overtime victory at Tulsa, and left the arena with another overtime victory, 74-72 over Connecticut. The Bearcats (14-3, 3-1, 30th) had a three point lead in regulation before UConn’s Alterique Gilbert drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer. Gilbert led the Huskies (10-7, 1-3, 104th) with 18 points. Meanwhile, Jarron Cumberland continued his impressive play with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the Bearcats. Down by 2, UConn attempted a layup, but UC’s Justin Jenifer drew a game-winning charge. This is the first time in over fifty years UC has won back to back OT games. Cincinnati will remain at home for a matchup with the South Florida Bulls (12-4, 2-2, 97th). The game will be held Tuesday at 7 PM. TV: ESPNNEWS Radio: 700 WLW

 

Cincinnati rallies to beat UConn 74-72 in OT

Jarron Cumberland (34) led all scorers with 22 points and was 11-12 on free throws. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

UC Hoops: Bearcats survive Tulsa in OT

It took overtime, but Cincinnati defeated Tulsa 80-75 at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK. Cincy (13-3, 2-1, 33rd) travelled to Tulsa to play the Golden Hurricane (11-5, 1-2, 83rd) Thursday night. The Bearcats came to Oklahoma following a major upset loss to East Carolina on the road. To make matters worse, many UC players were suffering from flu-like symptoms. Despite these issues, the Cats played with intensity and beat a team in the top 100 who had not lost a home contest in 15 games. UC’s Cane Broome led with 16 points (off the bench). Jarron Cumberland, and Keith Williams each had 14 points to help counter Tulsa and Daquan Jeffries’ 14 points. Cincinnati plays Connecticut (10-6, 1-2, 98th) at home in Fifth Third Arena Saturday night at 8 PM. TV: ESPN2 Radio: 700 WLW

Cane Broome led UC with 16 points although he did not start the game. He tied the game with a basket as time expired in regulation. (UC Athletics via AP)

Calhoun Back to Winning in Cincy

After a brief absence as coach of the Connecticut Huskies, due to a family death, Jim Calhoun returned to the helm of his #15 ranked team. It was his first on-court appearance since the Huskies received penalties (he will be suspended next year for three games) due to recruiting violations. Connecticut defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 67-59. The Huskies and Bearcats are both 9-7 in Big East Conference play.

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