Cincinnati Bearcats Fall On The Road To South Florida 46-45

Anthony Collins was an ever present annoyance for the Bearcats: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Follow Down The Drive on Facebook/Twitter and check out the DTD Store.

This was an absolutely brutal game to watch. South Florida is a good defensive team and their length caused all kinds of issues for the Bearcat offense from the start. The Bulls played like a team who's live depended on winning this game. The combination of the Bulls inherent defensive presense coupled with numerous offensive liabilities resulted in a game where everyone in white knew that if it got to 50 they weren't winning.

UC played well enough to win the game. But they did not play "good" by an stretch of the imagination. The offense could not find any semblance of rhythm. Dion Dixon struggled with his shot. JaQuon Parker was a non factor. Yancy Gates was bothered greatly by the length of Augustus Gilchrist and worst of all the UC defense gave up a ton of easy baskets at the rim.

I am not ready to jump on the NIT bandwagon which many seem all too happy to do. There are still enough quality wins on the resume to offset the oft discussed warts. If March Madness started today the Bearcats would be in it. One more win seals it, whether in the regular season or the Big East tournament.

Bearcats vs Bulls coverage | Bearcats vs Bulls boxscore | Voodoo Five

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Down The Drive

You must be a member of Down The Drive to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Down The Drive. You should read them.

Join Down The Drive

You must be a member of Down The Drive to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Down The Drive. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker