Opponent Change for First UC Men's Basketball Exhibition

Oct. 28, 2009

CINCINNATI - Due to scheduling conflicts, the University of Cincinnati men's basketball program will play Saginaw Valley State University of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC) in its first exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena instead of Bluefield College, head coach Mick Cronin announced today. The date and game time of the first exhibition has not changed, just the opponent.

The Cardinals are coached by former Miami University (OH) assistant Frankie Smith, who led Saginaw Valley State to a 12-14 mark overall last year and a fourth-place finish (7-11) in the GLIAC's North Division in his first season as head coach.

After the Cardinals, the Bearcats finish exhibition play on Thursday, Nov. 12 vs. Bellarmine University at 7:30 p.m. UC opens its fourth regular-season under Cronin on Monday, Nov. 16 at home vs. Prairie View A&M.

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