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Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats
School Name: University of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Arena: Fifth Third Arena
Capacity: 13,176
Conference: The American
Head coach: John Brannen

The Cincinnati Bearcats basketball team is the NCAA Division I men's basketball program of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. They currently compete in the American Athletic Conference and are coached by John Brannen. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2019. The Bearcats play their home games at Fifth Third Arena. Cincinnati joined the Big East Conference in the 2005-06 season after previously participating in Conference USA.

In 2013, during the major conference realignment, the Big East split along football lines. Three schools, all with football programs in the top-level Division I FBS, joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. Seven schools, none of which sponsored FBS football, purchased the "Big East" name and organized as a new non-football Big East Conference. Cincinnati and the remaining FBS schools stayed in the original conference structure, joining with several other schools as the American Athletic Conference.

NCAA Tournament results[]

The Bearcats have appeared in 32 NCAA Tournaments, winning the tournament twice in 1961 and 1962. Their combined record is 46-29.

Year Result
1958 Second Round
1959 Third Place
1960 Third Place
1961 Champion
1962 Champion
1963 Runner Up
1966 First Round
1975 Sweet Sixteen
1976 First Round
1977 First Round
1992 Final Four
1993 Elite Eight
1994 First Round
1995 Second Round
1996 Elite Eight
1997 Second Round
1998 Second Round
1999 Second Round
2000 Second Round
2001 Sweet Sixteen
2002 Second Round
2003 First Round
2004 Second Round
2005 Second Round
2011 Round of 32
2012 Sweet Sixteen
2013 First Round
2014 First Round
2015 Second Round
2016 First Round
2017 Second Round
2018 Second Round
2019 First Round

Bearcats currently in the NBA[]

  • Gary Clark – Orlando Magic
  • Jacob Evans – Minnesota Timberwolves

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