Men's Basketball Climbs to No. 19 in National Rankings

Dec. 7, 2009

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team climbed three spots to No. 19 this week in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Polls.


The No. 19 ranking is the Bearcats highest since Jan. 31, 2005 when they were No. 17 in the ESPN/USA Today poll and No. 18 in the AP.


Last week, Cincinnati improved its season record to 5-1 with a 94-57 victory over Texas Southern. In the game, seven Bearcats scored 10 or more points, led by junior Rashad Bishop with 14. The 37-point victory was UC's largest since Mick Cronin took over the program in 2006-07.


Cincinnati returns to the court after a nine-day break for final exams on Thursday, Dec. 10 vs. Miami University (OH) at 8:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Arena. Tickets for the game are available by calling the UC Athletics Ticket office Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1-877-CATS-TIX.