SCOUTING THE BEARCATS
Cincinnati enters Monday’s contest with a 17-11 record and a 9-6 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Bearcats host the Cougars after falling 84-65 at No. 18/17 USF on Saturday.
Cincinnati shoots 42.6 percent from the field and 29.9 percent from beyond the 3-point line, leading to 68.0 points per game. The Bearcats are allowing opponents to score just 62.0 points per game on 37.5 percent shooting from the field and 29.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
Cincinnati has four players the enter the contest averaging double figures in scoring, including Nikira Goings, who leads the team with 12.0 points per game. Ana Owens adds 11.3 per night, while Iimar’I Thomas adds 10.6 per night, while leading the team with 6.2 rebounds per game and Shanice Johnson adds 10.2 points per game.