Cincy side of things:
Few teams matchup as evenly with the Bearcats as Houston does. Devin Davis is a formidable interior presence who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Cougars win over Cincinnati.
Gray can go toe-to-toe with any player in the country, and with Jacob Evans in a scoring slump, the Bearcats will need to see another impressive defensive effort to help blunt his impact.
On paper, the major advantage for Cincinnati should be depth. Houston’s talent is top heavy with a solid starting five, and relatively weak bench. Armoni Brooks is capable of scoring in bunches off the bench, but they lack much talent past him.