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BCI previews November matchups for Bearcat basketball

Bearcats basketball will start back up November 3rd and BCI is going to give you a preview of the team's the team that is picked to finish 3rd in the American Athletic Conference this season will face the first month.

Exhibition game

Tuesday, November 3rd

Grand Valley State, 7 pm at Fifth Third Arena

Saturday, November 7th

Bellarmine, TBA at Fifth Third Arena

Regular season starts

Friday, November 13th

Western Carolina, 7 pm at Fifth Third Arena

Head Coach

The Catamount’s head coach is Larry Hunter. Hunter has been the head guy since the 2005. He has a 155-169 record during his tenure and led the Catamount’s to a 15-17 overall record and 9-9 record in the Southern Conference last season.

Leading Returners

The Catamount’s return three of its four leading scores led by guard Mike Brown at 13.8 per game, followed by guard Rhett Harrelson at 11.8 per game and forward Torrion Brummitt at 11.2 per game. Brown and Brummitt also were tied in the rebounding department with 6.3 per game last season.

Sunday, November 15th

Robert Morris, 2 pm at Fifth Third Arena

Head Coach

The Colonial’s head coach is Andrew Toole. Toole has been the head guy at Robert Morris since 2010. He has an overall record 110-65 during his tenure and led the Colonial’s to a 20-15 overall record and 12-6 in the Northeastern Conference last season.

Leading Returners

The Colonial’s return their leading scorer, rebounder and helper (aka assist). Guard Rodney Pryor averaged 15.6 points per game, guard Kavon Stewart averaged 4.6 assist per game and forward Elijah Minnie averaged 4.9 rebounds per game.

Wednesday, November 18th

@ Bowling Green, 7 pm

Head Coach

BGSU has former player Michael Huger calling the shots this is his first year on the sideline. He was an assistant for the Miami Hurricanes program before accepting this position.

Last year BGSU was 21-12 overall with a 11-7 record in the Mid-American Conference.

Leading returners

BGSU leading returning scorer and rebounder is junior guard Zack Denny who averaged 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Their leader in assists was senior guard David Joseph who averaged 3.3 assists per game.

Sunday, November 22nd

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 1 pm at Fifth Third Arena

Head Coach

The Golden Lions are lead by head coach George Ivory. Ivory has been running the show since 2008. He is heading into his 8th season with the team and has a record of 90-132. Last season he led them to 12-20 overall and 9-9 in the SWAC.

Leading returners

The Golden Lions leading returning scorer and rebounder is senior guard/forward  JoVaughn Love. Love averaged 11.2 points and 5 rebounds per game during his junior season.

Tuesday, November 24th

Southeastern Louisiana, 7 pm at Fifth Third Arena

Head Coach

The Lions are led by head coach Jay Ladner. Ladner is starting his 2nd season with the program. Last season he led them to a 9-23 overall record and 6-12 in the Southland Conference.

Leading returners

The Lions returned their leading two scorers in guards Joshua Filmore and Zay Jackson. Jackson averaged 15.4 points per game and Filmore averaged 12.2 points per game last season. Jackson is the leading returning rebounder and assists guy at 4.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

Friday, November 27th

Nebraska in New York for a tournament

Head Coach

The Cornhuskers are led by 4th year head coach Tim Miles. Miles record during his first three years is 47-49. Last season he led his team to a 13-18 record and 5-13 in the Big Ten. Miles has a career record of 326-269 during 20 years on the sideline.

Leading returners

The Cornhuskers have one player who is returning that is their leading person in scoring, rebounding and assists. That player is senior forward Shavon Sheilds, he averaged 15.4 points, 6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Saturday, November 28th

TBA (if they win Friday against Nebraska)


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