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Bearcats Box Lunch: UC Alone on Top, UConn Disappointing and Brandon Phillips

Cincinnati beat SMU and is now clearly the best team in the AAC. Plus, a guide to seeing top 25 teams live, throwback jerseys and an appearance from Dat Dude.

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The internet is a big, wide open, scary place. Why should you have to dive into its depths and find stories that pertain to the Cincinnati Bearcats when we can do it for you? Here’s what the world wide web has to offer today.


In the wake of last night’s 66-64 win over SMU, the Bearcats proved they are the best team in the AAC. (Dan Stack; FanRagSports)

The AAC probably won’t send many teams to the NCAA Tournament this season, but UC should be one of them. How many schools will every other conference get dancing? (Chris Dobbertean; SB Nation)

Even if Reds Reporter wants to see Brandon Phillips go, Dat Dude showed up to support UC last night.

If you are looking to take in a non-Bearcat game this season, here’s a handy guide to just how close each team in the top 25 is to Cincinnati. (Dave Clark; Cincinnati Enquirer)

UConn is one of the biggest disappointments of the college basketball season so far. After UC’s exit in the AAC Tournament last year, its tough to find any sympathy for the Huskies. (Mike Rutherford; SB Nation)

There are no Bearcats on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. That’s a shame but you might still want to check it out. (C.L. Brown; ESPN)

The Bearcats will wear throwback jerseys on Feb. 4 against UConn as part of the honoring of the 1992 Final Four team. Down the Drive’s official review: These are heat seeking missile flames.