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.
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.”
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