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How to Watch: No. 20 Cincinnati Bearcats at Tulane Green Wave

Can the Bearcats remain perfect in league play?

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  • Tipoff: 4 p.m. ET
  • Television: CBS Sports Network
  • Announcing crew: John Sadak (play-by-play), Chris Walker (analyst) and Swin Cash (sideline reporter)
  • Radio: 700 WLW
  • Announcing crew: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Terry Nelson (analyst)
  • Series history: There wasn’t much drama when these teams faced off on New Year’s Day, with UC rolling to a 92-56 victory. The win was the 12th in the last 13 games for the Bearcats against the Green Wave, who inexplicably won a 50-49 matchup at Cincinnati during the 2014-15 season. However, with an average margin of victory of 26.2 points in games dating back to 2000, UC as rarely been tested by Tulane in recent memory. That wasn’t always the case, with Tulane winning 11 of the first 17 meetings, including seven-straight from 1982 to 1984. In total, the Bearcats own a 24-14 all-time series lead.

With just one game remaining before the Crosstown Shootout, the Cincinnati Beaercats will attempt to keep rolling on the road against the Tulane Green Wave.

The first meeting between these teams wasn’t pretty and UC (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic Conference has been rolling since. Winners of their last nine games, the Bearcats have momentum to burn and need to avoid too much peaking ahead to a showdown with Xavier next Thursday to get the job done on Saturday. Helping the cause is their 4-1 mark on the road.

Tulane (4-14, 1-5) has been on the wrong side of most of its games this season, although it did rout USF on Jan. 11 for its first league win of the season. It has lost two-straight since that victory, falling 80-64 to SMU and 89-82 to Tulsa. Both losses came at home, where Tulane is 2-6 this season.

For a full breakdown of the matchup, take a look at our game preview.