Cincinnati Caps Historic Season with Victory over Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl

The 2018 Cincinnati Bearcats arrived at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium looking to put the finishing touches on a historic season. With a win in the game, the Bearcats (10-2) would match the school’s second highest single-season win total. That was a possibility that didn’t seem probable after an underwhelming 4-8 record in Head Coach Luke Fickell’s first season. However, quick turnarounds are not unheard of at the Group of 5 level with coaches like Scott Frost and P.J. Fleck leading major turnarounds after a disappointing debut season.

The Bearcats entered Monday’s Military Bowl as 6.5 point favorites over opponent Virginia Tech. It was the 11th meeting of the two programs with Virginia Tech holding a 6-5 edge in the all-time

BEARCATS OWN THE 2ND HALF TO ADVANCE TO THE AAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

(ORLANDO, Fla.- HMG)  Coach Mick Cronin and his No.8-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats were just too tough for Tubby Smith and his Memphis squad on Saturday at the Amway Center moving into the American Athletic Conference championship game with a 70-60 victory.

“It was a good win for us and hopefully we learned a lesson, that the other team, no matter what their record and no matter what the situation may be, you have to realize that team’s coming to win, said Cronin, who coached his team to 28 victories this season for the second consecutive year.  “They’re not going to care what your seed is. Memphis had to win two more to get to the NCAA Tournament. Whoever we play in …

“IT WAS NOT JUST ANOTHER GAME”

“IT WAS NOT JUST ANOTHER GAME”

By Pete Wehry

Last week at this time, I was sauntering into the Amway Center in Orlando to prepare for the quarterfinals for the AAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. I arrived, set up my media seat near the basket (which ended up being providential), and prepared my interview for Heroes Media. In that interview I said that there was great anticipation for the UConn and Cincinnati game. Little did I know how prophetic that statement would become.

The game started off with Cincinnati taking control from the tip. With 2:30 left in the 1st half the Bearcats had a strong 13-point lead, which UConn narrowed to a nine-point deficit by the half. In the …