Bearcats getting a number of Prime 25 recognition

A lot of the College of Cincinnati’s 2017-18 males’s basketball schedule has been recognized for a while, together with non-league video games towards Florida, UCLA and Mississippi State. Friday, the whole schedule was launched collectively by UC and the American Athletic Convention.

The schedule consists of 18 video games within the AAC. General, the schedule options at the least 23 video games on nationwide tv and probably 15 video games towards groups that appeared in postseason play a yr in the past.

The Bearcats return their prime three scorers from final season’s staff (Jacob Evans, Kyle Washington and Gary Clark) that achieved the second-most wins in class historical past. UC went 30-6, completed second within the AAC (sixteen-2) and made this system’s seventh straight NCAA Event look.

“We now have put collectively perhaps the most effective non-league schedule within the historical past of Cincinnati basketball, with some large opponents and historic packages,” UC coach Mick Cronin stated in a press release.

UC will play its house schedule at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, while Fifth Third Arena undergoes an $87 million renovation before reopening for the 2018-19 season.

UC will open with exhibition games against Division II programs Bellarmine (Nov. 1 in Louisville, Ky.) and Embry-Riddle (Nov. 5 at NKU). Embry-Riddle, from Daytona Beach, Fla., is coached by former Bellevue High School (Ky.) standout Steve Ridder.

The 117th regular season of UC basketball begins Nov. 10 against Savannah State, at BB&T Arena.

The Bearcats will spend Thanksgiving week at the Cayman Islands Classic, Nov. 20-22, in George Town, Cayman Islands. UC plays Buffalo (Nov. 20; TV is TBA) in the first round, before facing Richmond or UAB (Nov. 21; TV is TBA) in the second round. The tournament concludes with a matchup against either Iowa, Louisiana, South Dakota State or Wyoming (Nov. 22; TV is TBA).

UC will visit Xavier (Dec. 2; FS1) for the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout. A week later UC plays Florida (Dec. 9; TV is TBA) at the Never Forget Tribute Classic in Newark, New Jersey, before playing host to Mississippi State (Dec. 12 on ESPN2) at BB&T Arena and visiting UCLA (Dec. 16; TV…