Bearcats Punch Dance Card

For the fifth consecutive season the Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball program has earned their way to the Big Dance.

Cincinnati worked past the difficulties from the loss of head coach Mick Cronin and under interim head coach Larry Davis earned a spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament with a Thursday game in Louisville (Ky.) at the KFC YUM! Center.

Cincinnati will battle head coach Matt Painter and his Purdue Boilermakers (21-12) out of the Big Ten Conference in the second round match-up.

PURDUE GAME FACTS

Head Coach: Matt Painter

NCAA Appearances: 2 Sweet 16’s – 35-26 (27 Appearances)

2014/15 Overall Record: 21-12

2014/15 B1G Record: 12-6 t3rd

Key Wins 2014/15: BYU, Iowa, Ohio State, NC State

Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 Round of 32

Best NCAA Finish: 1969 Runner-Up

CINCINNATI GAME FACTS

Head Coach: Larry Davis (Interim) – Mick Cronin

NCAA Appearances: National Championships 1961, 1962 - 43-27 (28 Appearances)

2014/15 Overall Record: 22-10

2014/15 AAC Record: 13-5 3rd

Key Wins 2014/15: San Diego St., NC State, SMU, SMU

Last NCAA Appearance: 2014 Round of 64

Best NCAA Finish: National Champions 1961, 1962


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