CINCINNATI, Ohio - After a runner-up finish in Puerto Rico and a non-conference win against SIU-Edwardsville, Butler (4-1) hits the road to take on undefeated Cincinnati. The Bulldogs are looking for another marquee win on the road to bolster their tournament resume.
Where: Cincinnati, OH (Fifth Third Arena)
When: 7:00PM EST
Know Your Foe
Location: Cincinnti, Ohio
Coach: Mick Cronin, 10th Season - 192-118 (12th Season - 261-142 Overall)
Players to Watch
Roosevelt Jones: Jones needs to penetrate and score against Cincinnati to open up shots for Dunham, Lewis, and Martin on the perimeter. The senior is averaging. 13.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game this season. He is shooting 52.1% from the field.
Tyler Wideman: Wideman will have his hands full with a long, athletic front line for the Bearcats. The sophomore is averaging 11 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season for the Bulldogs.
Troy Caupain: The catalyst for the Bearcat offense. He sits 2nd on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg) and leads the team in assists per game (3.9 apg). He can stretch the floor to the three point line and is shooting 35.5% from deep.
Know Your Numbers
54.6 -Cincinnati's average points allowed per game this season, ranking 4th in the country.