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2016 Schedule
22-11, 3rd in American
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22dJeff Goodman

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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28dJohn Gasaway

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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45dMatt Draper

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.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

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

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Saint Joe's puts up seven unanswered points following Cincinnati's 20-5 run. Now SJU is up four and we have a feisty game on our hands.

Bearcat freshman cooks Cincy to lead

Jacob Evans has 15 of his 24 points in the second half -- and just drained 3 shots from deep as Cincinnati has taken a 71-70 lead over St. Joseph's with just under 5 minutes to play. Follow live

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Hawks fly ahead with 17-2 run

Saint Joseph's is getting contributions from across the roster as it has built up a double-digit lead against Cincinnati with under 11 minutes remaining. Follow live

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

With as much scoring as there has been, it's kind of shocking that we only have two total fast break points between Cincy and Saint Joe's. Bearcats averaging 1.3 ppp, SJU averaging 1.5.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati had the momentum to end the half, hitting seven of its last nine field goal attempts. Will be interesting to see if that holds or if SJU comes out with more of a chip because of it.

Team Stats

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