The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Dallas, Texas to take on the Ponies of SMU. After dropping in the rankings because of the loss against Temple, hopefully this win will get them back in it once again. It definitely won’t be easy though.
The SMU team all starts with Nic Moore, the 2015 AAC player of the year. This guard is just crazy with the basketball. He leads the team with points, steals and assists. If he can’t shoot an open shot, he will find someone open and they will knock it down. The Mustangs aren’t exactly a fast paced team. It is the passing game that makes them score 83 points per game.
The Bearcats have their work cut out from them tonight. They need this win to boost their resume for post season play. After dropping to Xavier, Butler and Iowa State, they need to play aggressively like their lives depend on it. Their embarrassing loss to Temple made me question how could this be because I know their defense was way better than what they’ve shown. However, their defense showed much improvement after the win against Tulsa. If the Bearcats can play like that and more tonight, SMU will have to think about a new strategy to win this game.
My brain is thinking that SMU will win because of Moore, depth and chemistry of this team. However, if Troy, Cobb, and Kevin can knock down open shots and Clark and Ellis can create chaos in the paint, I believe that we can win this game. I’m really impressed with Jacob Evans on this team. He has shown that he can be a starter for this team and create plays for us as well. Hopefully, Moody Colesium will have nothing to cheer for if things go on Cincinnati’s side tonight. As always, GO BEARCATS!!