The Cincinnati Bearcats are out and about for a matchup with the 22nd positioned Memphis Tigers. The Bearcats are (10-6), falling off a 68-54 win over the UCF Knights. The Tigers are (13-3), in the wake of overturning South Florida, 68-64.
In the Bearcats prevail upon UCF, Cincinnati was driven on offense by Tre Scott. Scott verified a twofold, completing with 14 focuses and 11 bounce back. Cincinnati shot half from the floor and 38% from 3-point extend. The Bearcats out bounced back UCF, 34 to 22. The Bearcats drove by upwards of 16 focuses. Cincinnati trailed 29-26 at the half.
In the Tigers prevail upon South Florida, Memphis was guided upsettingly by Precious Achiuwa. Achiuwa had a pleasant game, completing with a twofold, totaling 22 focuses and 11 bounce back. The Tigers shot 55% from the floor and 33% from 3-point go. Memphis held South Florida to 40% from the floor. The Tigers out bounced back South Florida, 35 to 24. Memphis trailed by 8 at the half and trailed by upwards of 14 focuses.
Ongoing Betting Trends:
Bearcats are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Bearcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 street games.
The under is 4-1 in Bearcats last 5 games.
Tigers are 15-1 SU in their last 16 home games.
Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 January games.
The under is 6-3 in Tigers last 9 games.
Cincinnati has battled for the current year contrasted with the most recent couple of years when under the bearing of Mick Cronin. The Bearcats could be finding their way, as Cincinnati has won 2 of every a column and 3 of their last 4. Cincinnati is 1-3 out and about this year in evident street games. Memphis is 9-1 at home, falling off a success over South Florida. The Win over South Florida, snapped a 2 game slide for the Tigers. Cincinnati has won 8 of the last 10 matchups against the Tigers. The Tigers have a best 50 scoring offense, while Cincinnati positions outside of the main 130. Protectively, Memphis has the edge also. With the Tigers playing so well at home and generally speaking this year, I think the Tigers get a success in this arrangement that has been overwhelmed of late by the Bearcats. Last score expectation, Memphis will win and cover, 72-64. Cincinnati versus Memphis Basketball PreviewComing into the 2019-20 season, the Cincinnati versus Memphis b-ball games would have been one of the most foreseen given the ongoing history of the two groups and the desires coming into this year.
Entering Thursday night, Cincinnati is 10-6 (3-1 AAC) and Memphis is 13-3 (2-1).
Importance of this game
It’s really straightforward. At this moment, Cincinnati isn’t just not a NCAA Tournament crew, they aren’t even on the air pocket. Losing to Colgate, Tulane, and Bowling Green will do that to you. In any case, the uplifting news is Cincinnati gets a few opportunities in gathering plays at for sure, prominent successes, beginning with Memphis.
Bearcats NEED enormous successes so as to get back towards the air pocket.
Cincinnati has beaten one positioned group this year (Tennessee), in spite of the fact that the Vols have totally self-destructed and never again resemble a significant success. Memphis enters Thursday night positioned #22.
Cincinnati is right now 43 in KenPom rankings and 63 in NET (already were in the low 100s). Memphis is just 40 in KenPom and 25 in NET. Given that this game is out and about, it would absolutely qualify as a quad 1, signature triumph to help support the Bearcats March continue.
Cincinnati’s thrill ride season is well-reported, and on Saturday, the group at last got it’s first street win of the John Brannen period and it’s subsequent straight success just because since December.
Be that as it may, Memphis has additionally had a thrill ride season. Not really the manner in which Cincinnati has, rotating wins and misfortunes, however because of some off-the-court issues.
The prize of the Tigers’ #1 enlisting class was 7’0 focus James Wiseman, who was positioned as the best possibility in the 2019 secondary school class. Wiseman played a couple of games, however was later suspended because of allegations against mentor Penny Hardaway. Wiseman later pulled back from the school, to get ready for the NBA Draft.
Memphis is 13-3. Their three misfortunes – Oregon, Georgia, and Wichita State.
Oregon is a best 10 group and apparently the best in the PAC-12. They lost by 8, with Wiseman, so it is intriguing to perceive how they would admission without him. The Georgia misfortune was fluky, losing 65-62 at home. Memphis shot 11-20 from the free toss line (sound recognizable, Cincy fans?) and shot 32% from three (7-22). The poor shooting destined them.
Wichita State resembles the best group in the AAC, with only one misfortune this season. They succeeded at home 76-67 last Thursday nightMemphis opened meeting play by beating Tulane, the equivalent Tulane that beat Cincinnati two or three weeks prior. They won a precarious street game against USF on Sunday, beating the Bulls 68-64, returning from a twofold digit shortage late in the subsequent half.
In non-gathering play, they beat Tennessee, days before Cincinnati did. They likewise beat NC State and Ole Miss.
Players to Watch
With Wiseman good and gone, the go-to fellow from Memphis is Precious Achiuwa. Achiuwa, 5-star prospect was positioned fifteenth broadly. He currently drives the group in scoring (15.6 ppg), bouncing back (10.4 rpg), and squares (2.0 bpg).
Achiuwa was named AAC Freshman of the Week for his solid exhibitions a week ago. Memphis went 1-1 and Achiuwa normal 22 focuses, 11.5 bounce back and 4.5 squares against Wichita State and USF.Following consecutive street games for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers, they will profit to the FedExForum for Thursday night for an American Athletic Conference matchup against Cincinnati.
In the wake of winning the AAC Tournament a year ago, the Bearcats have had a here and there season and as of now sit at 10-6. Star forward Jarron Cumberland hasn’t been as acceptable this season, and Cincinnati is absolutely absent Justin Jenifer, Nysier Brooks and previous mentor Mick Cronin.
The Bearcats beat Memphis by an aggregate of seven focuses in the two games the groups played against one another last year, so Hardaway will be searching for his first win over Cincinnati on Thursday.Although Cincinnati is somewhat as the year progressed, this would even now be a pleasant success for Memphis.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Memphis’ offense: The Tigers offense has battled all through the season, and it is pleasant to see them get things moving against Cincinnati. The Tigers have a lot of ability and have demonstrated that they’re fit for assembling extends on offense, yet they should turn out to be increasingly steady.
Albeit Precious Achiuwa has been playing lights out, DJ Jeffries might be the way to getting the offense kickstarted. Jeffries has demonstrated this season he can score in packs, yet he has been awful in the Memphis’ previous two games.After passing on the Georgia game with influenza, Jeffries couldn’t get anything moving in all out attack mode end of the floor against Wichita State or USF.
Tigers back court: Another explanation the offense has battled is on the grounds that Boogie Ellis and Damion Baugh have been very insufficient in the previous not many games. Alex Lomax and Tyler Harris have been playing great, however Memphis needs the remainder of their gatekeepers to step up.
Ellis and Baugh are depended on a lot to be as terrible as they’ve been as of late. The two players have demonstrated that they are fit for being excellent players at the school level, yet the consistency needs to come brisk.
Hardaway and the Tigers can’t kick back and stand by everlastingly for the light to turn on.
PLAYERS WHO COULD FILL THE STAT SHEET
DJ Jeffries: As recently referenced, Jeffries is significant for Memphis on the two parts of the bargains, and he needs to get progressively required against Cincinnati. Jeffries has been aloof in the course of the last couple of games, and he’s just too acceptable to even consider doing that.