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Cincinnati Women’s Basketball Score Victories Over Houston and Tulane

Cincinnati women went 2-0 this past week and are in sole possession of second place in the AAC.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Cincinnati at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team have positioned themselves well for March. After a pair of conference wins this week, the Bearcats have improved their mark to 9-4 in the American and 18-8 overall.

The Bearcats are clearly at-least an NIT club. They have not yet appeared on ESPN’s Bracketology but they are on the verge of national recognition. Cincinnati’s Wednesday night (February 26th) home contest with perennial national power UConn will provide the Bearcats an opportunity to build on its recent success and gain national traction.

Last Tuesday, Cincinnati went on the road and took care of business against Houston (12-15 overall; 5-8 overall). Angel Rizor posted a career-high 20 points in the win and earned her third double-double of the season.

On Sunday afternoon, the Bearcats pummeled Tulane 87-63, taking control of a back-and-forth game in the third quarter. Angel Rizor scored 18 points and earned her 1,000th career point in the victory. IImar’I Thomas posted a game-high 25 points in the victory. Cincinnati shot the lights out of the buildings, hitting 55 percent of their shots.

Check back with Down the Drive for continued coverage of the Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team’s push toward the NCAA Tournament.