Tough game up next, but this is a winnable game. Matchups are usually close with Cincy.
Cougars Hit Road for Cincinnati
Houston looks for first 2-0 conference start since 2010-11
SCOUTING THE BEARCATS
Cincinnati enters Saturday’s contest with a 10-5 overall record and a 1-1 mark in American Conference play after falling to SMU 64-47 in their opener and defeating UCF 63-57 on Wednesday.
As a team, the Bearcats average 64.1 points per game while allowing opponents to score just 58.0. Cincinnati shoots 37.6 percent from the field, including 32.7 percent from beyond the 3-point line, while allowing opponents to shoot 36.4 and 31.7 percent, respectively. On the glass, the Bearcats outrebound their opponents by a slim margin at 38.8 to 38.5.
Individually, the Bearcats are led on offense by junior Shanice Johnson who averages 14.2 points per game, while Ana Owens adds 13.4 per contest. Johnson also dominates the glass for UC, pulling down 9.4 of Cincinnati’s 38.8 rebounds per game.