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How to Watch: No. 18 Cincinnati Bearcats at UConn Huskies

The regular season finale that was supposed to decide the conference title will instead be a warmup for the postseason.

NCAA Basketball: Connecticut at Cincinnati David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET
  • Television: CBS
  • Announcing crew: Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst)
  • Radio: 700 WLW
  • Announcing crew: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Terry Nelson (analyst)
  • Series history: With an 82-68 victory at home over the Huskies earlier this season, the Bearcats continued to close the gap in the all-time series, which UConn leads 13-9.

With its spot as the No. 2 seed in the upcoming American Athletic Conference Tournament already sewn up, the No. 18 Cincinnati Bearcats (26-4, 15-2, AAC) will just be looking to dampen the regular season finale of the UConn Huskies (14-15, 9-8) at Gampel Pavilion Sunday afternoon.

The Bearcats easily defeated the Huskies earlier this season, claiming an easy 82-68 victory, which went along with the theme for the under performing Huskies’ season. Kyle Washington and Gary Clark dictated how that game was to be played, combining for 47 points, 19 rebounds and even five assists. UC has gone 5-2 since that contest, with losses to SMU and UCF really putting a damper on an otherwise stellar season.

This isn’t the UConn team we’ve grown accustomed to, as it is in danger of finishing a season below .500 for the first time since 1987. A lack of offensive punch has been a major culprit, as the Huskies rank 158th in the country in adjusted offense (105.3). They still have talent, especially with Jalen Adams and Rodney Purvis, so the Huskies can’t be completely ignored, but this certainly isn’t the same team that crushed UC’s hopes in the AAC tourney a year ago.