Bearcats Basketball Rises into Top 10 of National Rankings
UC is ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

Feb. 3, 2014

Associated Press poll | USA Today poll

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team climbed into the Top 10 of national rankings at No. 7 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls released Monday.

The rankings are Cincinnati's highest in both polls since the 2003-04 season.

Cincinnati (21-2, 10-0 American Athletic Conference) has won 14 consecutive games, tying for the fifth-longest streak in the nation. The Bearcats outlasted USF 50-45 on Sunday after pulling off a 69-66 win at then-No. 12 Louisville on Thursday.

The Bearcats have been ranked in both of the national polls during each of the last four weeks.

Cincinnati, who has been ranked in both polls at some point during each of the past four seasons, has appeared in the AP poll 382 weeks all-time, 12th most among all schools.     

UC plays host to No. 22 UConn on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at Fifth Third Arena. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and 700 WLW. Fans are encouraged to wear black to the game as part of UC's annual Black Out. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX.