History Has Not Been Kind to UC Against UK of Late

Tomorrow our Bearcats face the Kentucky Wildcats.  Overall, UK leads the series 27-10.  Kentucky has won the last 15 meetings.  During the last meeting between the schools Kentucky won 69-60 on March 19, 2005 in Indianapolis in an NCAA Tournament second round.

Below is a brief primer on the history between the two basketball rich schools.

Date Game Winner Score
3/21/2015 Kentucky vs. Cincinnati ? ?
3/19/2005 (#7) Kentucky vs. (#23) Cincinnati UK 69 – 60
11/28/1990 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 75 – 71
12/1/1987 Cincinnati at (#5) Kentucky UK 101 – 77
12/3/1985 Cincinnati at (#9) Kentucky UK 84 – 54
12/22/1984 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 66 – 55
12/20/1983 (#2) Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 24 – 11
1/24/1948 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 70 – 43
12/13/1947 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 67 – 31
12/7/1946 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 80 – 49
12/15/1945 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 67 – 31
2/24/1945 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 65 – 35
12/9/1944 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 66 – 24
2/12/1944 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 38 – 35
12/18/1943 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 58 – 30
12/12/1942 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 61 – 39
12/16/1939 Cincinnati at Kentucky UC 30 – 39
12/17/1938 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 44 – 27
12/18/1937 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 38 – 21
12/16/1933 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 31 – 25
12/27/1926 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 22 – 51
12/18/1926 Cincinnati at Kentucky UC 10 – 48
1/3/1925 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 20 – 24
12/13/1924 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 28 – 23
2/5/1923 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 24 – 33
1/26/1921 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 26 – 19
1/17/1920 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 11 – 13
2/21/1919 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 34 – 21
1/31/1919 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 18 – 28
2/19/1916 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 34 – 10
1/14/1916 Kentucky at Cincinnati UK 39 – 24
2/21/1914 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 20 – 18
2/8/1913 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 20 – 18
2/7/1910 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 17 – 47
2/18/1909 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 28 – 23
1/19/1909 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 25 – 41
2/16/1906 Kentucky at Cincinnati UC 9 – 38
3/4/1904 Cincinnati at Kentucky UK 25 – 21

When questioned, Jermaine Sanders said “everybody watches them because they are on TV all the time. They are big and play great defense. They are a team that is together. They have a lot of great players, but they play so well together. We would love to shock the world (by beating UK) and now we have the chance.” 

IMG_4200

Gary Clark hit the nail on the head by saying, “We know plenty about Kentucky. People who have seen us play will know we can play with them. Those who have not watched us won’t think we can.” 

Larry Davis also grew up a UK fan.  Jokingly, he said “oo your whole life, you grow up as a coach, and you either want to coach at Kentucky or you want to beat them.  I’m getting the chance.” 

None of the Bearcats top 5 scorers started a game last season.  Cincinnati is just one of 11 schools in the country to appear in the NCAA Tournament each of the past 5 seasons (Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, San Diego State, VCU, and Wisconsin).

Why not make a little more history on Saturday?  UK is only listed as an 11 to 18 point favorite by the so-called experts.  The game will tip at 2:40 EDT on CBS.

By Andy Smith