In their 19th game of the season, the No. 12 Cincinnati Bearcats will play the East Carolina Pirates in an American Athletic Conference matchup at BB&T Arena. That’s right, the Bearcats are back to their temporary home and we know how well they play at any place called home, nation-leading-35-game-winning-streak-at-home well.
- Tipoff: 4 p.m. ET
- Television: ESPNews
- Announcing crew: Will Flemming (play-by-play) and Mark Adams (analyst)
- Radio: 700 WLW
- Announcing crew: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Terry Nelson (analyst)
- Series history:
In addition to those 35-straight wins at home, the Bearcats (16-2, 5-0 AAC) have won nine-straight games overall. They are in sole possession of first place in the conference and have moved all the way up to a No. 6 ranking by KenPom. They also have the No. 2 adjusted defense in the country.
East Carolina (8-10, 2-5) is closer to the bottom of the AAC standings, with its only two league wins coming against USF, which has yet to win a conference game. The Pirates are ranked No. 312 by KenPom and are No. 339 in adjusted offense and No. 217 in adjusted defense.