| Sean Kilpatrick
The importance of tonight's game for the Bearcats tournament chances can't be over stated. It isn't exactly win and in for the Bearcats. There is a chance that it could go all wrong down the stretch, and that would almost certainly be a death knell on that front. But a win increases the tournament margin of error exponentially. With two straight wins the effective magic number for the Bearcats is two.
This will be an interesting game between two eeerily similar teams. Not in resume or really perception, but statistically. The game starts in more or less an hour from now and the pre game show will get going on 700 WLW in about half an hour.