Previewing the opponent: Indianapolis Greyhounds

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The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team returns to Fifth Third Arena tonight to face off against the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds. The Bearcats are currently riding a four game losing streak and have an even more depleted line-up with Dayeesha Hollins suffering from a shoulder injury that sidelined her for the second half against Louisville and the team's last game. While her statuses for this game is up in the air, the Bearcats will be looking to bounce back from a loss at local rival Miami (OH) this past Saturday. Tonight's game will be the second televised game for the Bearcats at home and will be shown on FOX Sports Ohio.

This will be Indy's toughest task this season standing at 6-2. It is a pivotal game for both sides tonight and will be the 10th of 13 non-conference games for the Bearcats this season. The Greyhounds have beaten Evansville and Northern Kentucky this season, which are two teams that UC has already played and defeated as well. This seems to be a very even match-up.

Indianapolis is currently on a six game winning streak and is beating their opponents by more than 12.6 points per game. The Hounds are led by junior Kristin Turner who is averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.8 assists per game and Nickole Gonser who grabs a team-best 5.5 rebounds per contest this season.

The Bearcats must find a way to hold on to leads, as they squandered leads in all four of their losses this season. With an efficient shooting team in Indy coming into Bearcat country tonight, UC must be able to play for 40 minutes in order to come out victorious. They may be with out Hollins again tonight and if so, Alyesha Lovett is her likely replacement in the starting line-up.

Stay tuned for my game balls and player ratings after the game. The tip is set for 7 p.m. from Fifth Third Arena.    

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