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2016 Schedule
22-11, 3rd in American
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Summer recruiting road map for college hoops' top 25 teams

College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?

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Best NBA draft prospect on each top-25 team

The 2016 NBA draft is just one day away, but it's not too soon to identify future prospects. The next crop of NBA All-Stars will be playing college hoops next season for the nation's top teams.

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Future reality TV star on each top-25 team

The appetite for the next reality TV show seems to keep growing. So each top-25 college basketball team must have a candidate for that future show's star. Who's yours?

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The recruit you should know on each top-25 team

Freshmen can change the shape of nearly every top-25 college basketball roster, and next season's group is no different. Each top-25 team has a new player to get familiar with.

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Can still find 'D' in Cincinnati

Mick Cronin has another squad that's physical and willing to do the dirty work at both ends to win. Expect Troy Caupain and Gary Clark to lead the Bearcats to another standout season. Revised Way-Too-Early Top 25

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Top-10 scorer Broome transfers to Cincinnati

Northeast Conference Player of the Year Cane Broome has transferred to Cincinnati. He will have two seasons of eligibility with the Bearcats beginning in 2017-18.

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2017 Bracketology: No. 9 Seeds

  • East: Butler Bulldogs
  • West: Vanderbilt Commodores
  • South: Cincinnati Bearcats
  • Midwest: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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Bearcats won't lose edge in 2016-17

Octavius Ellis' low-post production and toughness will be missed. But with Troy Caupain and Gary Clark returning, freshman Jarron Cumberland joining up, and the usual fistfight-level rebounding and defense, this team will be just as tough as ever next season. Way-Too-Early Top 25

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Ranking all 78 NCAA tournament champions

Villanova captured its second national title when Kris Jenkins hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat North Carolina. Where do the 2016 Wildcats rank on the list of other NCAA tournament champs?

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Mick Cronin to remain at Cincinnati

The Bearcats basketball coach will remain at the school, AD Mike Bohn announced. Cronin met with UNLV this week about its coaching vacancy. "The 2016-17 season starts for me today and I can't wait for the future that lies ahead for the Bearcats and this University," Cronin said in a statement.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Statement from UNLV Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy regarding men's basketball coaching search: "We brought Mick Cronin to Las Vegas to meet about our men's basketball head coaching vacancy. We appreciate his interest in the position, but he is no longer a candidate as we understand he will be staying at Cincinnati. We wish him all the best. "We have many outstanding candidates that are interested in this job, some we have already interviewed and others that we will be speaking with in the coming days. "We have said all along that our target timeframe to have this search completed by is the Final Four and we remain on track."

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Tournament Challenge: First-round recap

Who likes upsets? Apparently 41 percent of the 2016 NCAA tournament field, as 13 lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded foes in the first round.

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Back-to-back great tournament moments

We'll look back at Northern Iowa's buzzer-beater as one of the tournament's best moments. Minutes later in real time, St. Joe's survived after Cincinnati's game-tying dunk was ruled to be too late. Insta-memories

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St. Joe's moves on after Cincy's dunk waved off

A dunk at the buzzer by Cincinnati appeared to tie the score at the end of regulation, but was waved off, giving Saint Joseph's a 78-76 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.

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So to summarize: Cincinnati lost on a 65-foot buzzer beater launched by Connecticut's Jalen Adams, and then lost again when a buzzer-beating dunk by Octavius Ellis didn't quite beat that buzzer after all. Mick Cronin had an excellent defensive team this season, but in March the buzzer-beaters just did not go the Bearcats' way.

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St. Joseph's escapse Cincy by fingertips

The Hawks' Isaiah Miles drained a late 3-pointer and the Bearcats' Octavius Ellis dunked the ball at the buzzer to tie. But replay revealed it on Ellis' fingertips as St. Joseph's survives 78-76. Box score

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.0
Rebounds Per Game30.0
Assists Per Game13.0
Points Allowed78.0Tied-90th

Tournament History

Final Fours6
Tournament Record44-29
Championship Seasons1961, 1962
Tournament Appearances30