A basketball double header is on tap for this weekend, along with swimming and diving’s final home meet. Here’s a list of this week’s events in Bearcats athletics:
After securing their first BIG EAST win, the women’s basketball hopes to carry on the momentum as they close out a three-game road trip. The team travels to Milwaukee, Wis. to battle Marquette on Wednesday for an 8 p.m. tip off. The Bearcats return home on Saturday, welcoming Georgetown to Fifth Third Arena. Tip off is 2 p.m.
The men’s basketball team returns home on Saturday, looking to end a three game losing streak. The team hosts DePaul at Fifth Third Arena, with tip off at 7 p.m. Coverage of the game can be seen on ESPNU and radio 700 WLW.
The track and field team continues their indoor track season, this Friday and Saturday. The team will head to New York, N.Y. for the New Balance Invitational, where they look to capitalize on their earlier season victories. The Bearcats will face tough competition, as the New Balance Invitational is one of the top indoor meets in the country.
Closing out their regular season, the swimming and diving team competes in their final meet before the BIG EAST Championships. The Bearcats host Wright State at the Keating Aquatic Center on the University of Cincinnati campus. The meet kicks off at 11 a.m.
In the middle of a four meet home stand, the tennis team competes for their first win of the season, welcoming Indiana and BIG EAST foe Syracuse on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The Bearcats will battle Indiana at 11 a.m. at Western Tennis and Fitness Club before returning again on Sunday at 11 a.m. to face Syracuse.
This Week’s Schedule Women’s Basketball
8 p.m., Wednesday: UC at Marquette, Milwaukee, Wis.
2 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. Georgetown, Fifth Third Arena
7 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. DePaul, Fifth Third Arena
Track and Field
All day, Friday and Saturday: UC at New Balance Invitational, New York, N.Y.
Swimming and Diving
11 a.m., Saturday: UC vs. Wright State, Keating Aquatic Center
11 a.m., Saturday: UC vs. Indiana, Western Tennis and Fitness Club
11 a.m., Sunday: UC vs. Syracuse, Western Tennis and Fitness Club
Last Week’s Results
The men’s basketball team hosted the No. 3 Syracuse on Monday night, but despite a strong start, the Bearcats couldn’t overcome the Orange and lost 60-53. Cashmere Wright led the Bearcats with 17 points, while the team combined to shoot 34.4 percent from the field. The Bearcats hoped to stop their two-game losing streak on Saturday, but fell 61-54 at Rutgers. Dion Dixon and Yancy Gates led the team with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
In search of their first BIG EAST win, the women’s basketball team fell short as they lost 62-53, at Villanova. After a scoreless first half, Bjonee Reaves rebounded in the second to lead the Bearcats with 20 points. The Bearcats chipped away at the Wildcats led throughout the second half, but it was enough as Villanova went on an 8-2 run in the final minutes. The Bearcats came together on Saturday, securing their first BIG EAST win and snapping a seven game losing streak, as they beat Syracuse 55-54, in the final seconds of the game. Bjonee Reaves was the hero of the game, as she stole the ball with 27 seconds and shot a jumper with five seconds left to win the game. Kayla Cook led the Bearcats with 14 points.
The track and field team competed at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, where Kathy Klump set a school record in the 800 meters. Klump shattered her own record that she set last weekend, with a time of 2:06.66, the second fasted time in the country this season. Terence Somerville gave the men a win in the 60 hurdles, posting a time of 7.81.
The swimming and diving team fell 169.5- 116.5 on the women’s side and 192-101 on the men’s side to tri-state rival Kentucky. The Bearcats started the meet strong with a victory in the 400-yard medley relay. Following her win in the 400-yard medley relay, Weronika Wasiakowska posted the first individual event win in the 100-yard backstroke. Joe Scherpenberg earned the first men’s victory 500-yard freestyle, while the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay team closed out the meet with a win, posting a time of 1:26.83.