Opponent Watch 2019-20: Cincinnati

(Patrick) #1

This could all change if Cumberland decides to go pro, but for now, let’s live in a world where the defending American Athletic Conference Player of the Year decides to stick around for his senior season. Cumberland was incredible in is junior year as he took up the mantle left behind by Gary Clark, Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington. He was the team’s No. 1 scorer by a mile, averaging 18.8 points per game, including a 33-point outburst in the AAC Tournament title game. His scoring increase coincided with a huge boost in his usage rate, which ultimately led to more shots from three and at the foul line, where he connected on 38.8 percent and 77.3 percent, respectively. Then there’s the playmaking ability, the rebounding and the more than serviceable defense. As long as Cumberland is still on the roster, the Bearcats can compete with anybody.

(Patrick) #2

Brannen is a Northern Kentucky native. He had been a long time assistant before NKU hired him to take the program in Division I in 2015. He’s had unprecedented success with the Norse. They are 72-30 with the two NCAA berths since becoming Division I.

“It’s truly an honor to take over such a storied program at the University of Cincinnati,” Brannen said in a statement. “The Cincinnati-northern Kentucky community is special to my family and we are happy to remain at home. I want to thank President (Neville) Pinto, Mike Bohn and the search committee for this opportunity. We are thrilled to join a world-class University and continue to build on the historic success of Bearcats basketball and the incredible lineage of former coaches.”

(Patrick) #3

(Patrick) #4



Great news glad he is gone lol

(Lincoln Scott) #6

Nysier Brooks put his name in the tranafer portal. Logan Johnson is transferring. Their Commit Curtis is asking for release from his NLI. The fall pf Cincinnati and rise of Houston :slight_smile: