Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/13W 97-72
- 11/15W 106-44
- 11/18W 83-50
- 11/22W 99-50
- 11/24W 64-49
- 11/27W 65-61
- 11/28W 61-56
- 12/2L 78-76
- 12/6W 87-66
- 12/1212L 65-55
- 12/15W 75-59
- 12/19W 69-63
- 12/2211L 81-79
- 12/29L 77-70
- 1/2W 76-57
- 1/715L 59-57
- 1/10W 54-51
- 1/13W 70-59
- 1/16L 67-65
- 1/21W 76-72
- 1/24W 97-75
- 1/28W 58-57
- 2/4W 88-57
- 2/6L 63-59
- 2/9W 69-51
- 2/13W 75-60
- 2/18L 70-68
- 2/20W 65-60
- 2/27W 65-56
- 3/3L 69-56
- 3/624W 61-54
- 3/11L 104-97
- 3/188L 78-76
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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.
2017 Bracketology: No. 9 Seeds
- East: Butler Bulldogs
- West: Vanderbilt Commodores
- South: Cincinnati Bearcats
- Midwest: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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
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?
This was supposed to be a toss-up. It was anything but that. Stats & Info takes a closer look at Villanova's historic performance.
Mick Cronin is staying put as Cincinnati's coach despite UNLV's contention that he accepted an offer to coach the Runnin' Rebels.
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."
Troy Caupain and Gary Clark should be able to lift Cincinnati to another NCAA tournament berth in 2016-17.
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.
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
Friday's thrilling procession of games tied the record for first-round upsets based on seed since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 in 1985.
Saint Joseph's is moving on to the round of 32 after Cincinnati's shot to send Friday's game to overtime was judged upon review not to have counted.
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.
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
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.
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