UC 2017-18?

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    UC 2017-18?

    Plan on taking in several UC games at NKU
    How should they be next season and does anyone know their schedule at NKU?
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    Should be very good. Most of the preseason rankings have them in the mid teens. Schedule is still in the works. Will play Mississippi State at BB&T in the OOC portion. Should have AAC home games with Wichita St, SMU, UConn, Memphis, Houston and Temple if the league has any sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Should be very good.
    ESPN put out a post-early-entrant-withdrawal Poll this morning (Arizona rises up to the top in college basketball's Way-Too-Early Top 25 ) UC is #16 and Xavier is #17. Should be another fun year in the Queen City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    ESPN put out a post-early-entrant-withdrawal Poll this morning (Arizona rises up to the top in college basketball's Way-Too-Early Top 25 ) UC is #16 and Xavier is #17. Should be another fun year in the Queen City.
    Think that number will end up being a little low for both. Should be a very nice OOC for the Bearcats with Miss St at home, UCLA and X on the road and Florida neutral...

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    ESPN:
    16. Cincinnati Bearcats
    Key losses: Troy Caupain, Kevin Johnson
    Key additions: Trevor Moore, Keith Williams, Cane Broome
    First Way-Too-Early ranking: 24
    Since 2011, Mick Cronin's Bearcats have finished within the top 25 of KenPom.com's adjusted defensive efficiency rankings for seven consecutive seasons. In that stretch, he has lost an abundance of talent, including Octavius Ellis, Sean Kilpatrick and Cashmere Wright. Cincy's identity as one of America's top defensive teams has not changed, but in 2017-18, Cronin might field his most balanced team. Kyle Washington (12.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.2 BPG), who connected on 53 percent of his shots inside the arc and 36 percent of his 3-point attempts, returns to lead Cincinnati into a battle with Wichita State for the American championship. With Jacob Evans and Gary Clark in the mix, Cronin will have his top three scorers and critical elements of his defense from last season. Jarron Cumberland made 65 percent of his shots inside the arc last season. Now he moves into a more significant role with Troy Caupain and Kevin Johnson gone. This group also adds Sacred Heart transfer Cane Broome, a guard who sat last season after averaging 23.1 points in 2015-16. Another strong year for Cincy? Yes, another strong year for Cincy.


    USA Today:
    21. Cincinnati (30-6)
    Coach Mick Cronin has most of the nucleus back from a 30-win squad, including the top three scorers Jacob Evans, Kyle Washington and Gary Clark. Guard Jarron Cumberland figures to take another step as a sophomore. The key offensive addition is Sacred Heart transfer Cane Broome, who averaged 23.1 points a game in 2015-16 as the Northeast Conference Player of the Year.


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    #15

    CBS:
    11. CINCINNATI

    Key Losses: Troy Caupain, Kevin Johnson
    Key Newcomers: Cane Broome (transfer), Trevor Moore, Keith Williams, Mamodou Diarra

    Projected Starting Five:

    PG Cane Broome
    SG Jacob Evans
    SF Jarron Cumberland
    PF Gary Clark
    C Kyle Washington

    Projected Bench: Nysier Brooks, Tre Scott, Justin Jenifer, Trevor Moore, Keith Williams, Mamodou Diarra

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    If there are 15 teams better than X and UC then we will have a fun season of hoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Should be very good. Most of the preseason rankings have them in the mid teens. Schedule is still in the works. Will play Mississippi State at BB&T in the OOC portion. Should have AAC home games with Wichita St, SMU, UConn, Memphis, Houston and Temple if the league has any sense...
    Are they playing the entire home slate at NKU or will there be an occasional game US Bank?

    Is there any chance the renovations are done by late next season or is that not even possible?

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    Cane Broome is an absolutely fantastic name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Are they playing the entire home slate at NKU or will there be an occasional game US Bank?

    Is there any chance the renovations are done by late next season or is that not even possible?
    Full home schedule at BB&T Arena...

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