Following a tough loss at home to #3 Notre Dame on Tuesday night, Jamelle Elliott and the Bearcats are set to hit the road for five days and two games. Friday, the Bearcats fly to Syracuse for a Saturday afternoon date with the Orange. With Syracuse being my alma mater, I always enjoy a trip back to the Carrier Dome. However, when I called Syracuse women's basketball games, they were played inside of Manley Field House and I often wonder why they moved to the Carrier Dome. I understand the motives behind the move, but Manley provided a smaller venue for the women's team and gave them their own home. The Dome may have the shiny floor and bright lights, but Manley Field House will always be the home to the Orange(women) in my heart.
With a road game on Tuesday at Providence, the Bearcats will remain on the road and travel directly to Renaissance City following their game Saturday. The eventual five-day trip should provide Coach Elliott and her team with some additional bonding time away from Clifton. Remember the last time the Bearcats had a long road trip was the Great Alaska Shootout and Cincinnati fared well in the Great White North, defeating Western Carolina and almost knocking off the host SeaWolves.
With six games remaining on the regular season slate, the Bearcats find themselves in a great position to make a move within the conference standings. They already have two road BIG EAST wins and another one this week would put them in a great spot with three of their last four at home.
I will check-in from the road with more and be sure to listen to Saturday's game live on GoBEARCATS.com beginning with the pre-game coverage at 1:45. Click Here to Listen
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