Bearcats Scout Report Winthrop

Mick Cronin's Cincinnati Bearcats fresh off a bounce back win against Lipscomb will take on the Winthrop Eagles Tuesday Night at Fifth Third Arena.

Getting to know Bearcat opponent

Winthrop Eagles (5-5)

Head Coach: Randy Peele, (38-36, 3rd season at Winthrop, 84-105 7th season overall)

2009 Record: 11-19, (5-5) in Big South

Key Players: Andre Jones 9.6 ppg, Reggie Middleton 7.7 ppg

Five Things to Watch

1. Winthrop averages only 59 points per game.

2. Not one player on the Eagles team averages double digits.

3. Winthrop is in a rebuilding stage, watch first eight minutes and see if UC can kill there will.

4. The Eagles shoot only 23.5 percent from three point range.

5. Winthrop played one basketball power a 102-66 lose to the Clemson Tigers.

Key Matchups to Watch

Team defense vs. Wintrhop Offense

Winthrop struggles offensively shooting just 36 percent from the floor, so UC must give them no second chance or transition points offensively. Make Winthrop beat you in the half court sets.

Keys for Bearcats

1. Do not turnover basket and give Eagles easy buckets.

2. Get Deonta Vaughn off early, hoping his confidence will rise.

3. See how Darnell Wilks and Yancy Gates respond after receiving a combined four minutes.

4. Keep Winthrop off of offensive glass, Eagles average over 13 offensive rebounds per game.

5. Get Biggie McClain minutes and see if he can build of his performance from Saturday, where he grabbed three rebounds and blocked three shots in just nine minutes.

Cincinnati Leads All-Time Series: 1-0 UC, A 79-36 win in 1997.

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