THE GAME: The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team will look to track down their first win of the season when the Bearcats play host to Kent State Sunday afternoon inside Fifth Third Arena.
THE SERIES: Cincinnati leads the all-time series with an 8-3 record. The Bearcats hold a 4-1 advantage in home games. Cincinnati picked up a 59-41 win in last season’s meeting.
Jimmy Buffet Night—all fans are invited to dress like Jimmy Buffet and participate in an in-game contest for a Bearcats memorabilia package.
First 500 fans receive a complimentary women’s basketball schedule card.
Wilson Middle School Dance Team performance at halftime.
Following the game will be a team post game autograph session where complimentary posters, sharpies and trading cards will be provided.
Cincinnati was selected to finish seventh in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference. Senior Dayeesha Hollins was a preseason All-Conference selection.
Freshman Marley Hill started her UC career off on a strong note, tallying 16 points and six rebounds during her collegiate debut against Northern Kentucky. The freshman saw 25 minutes of action after starter Jeanise Randolph faced foul trouble early in the contest.
During the first two games of the season, the Cincinnati bench has scored 27 and 33 points. Each total is greater than any bench scoring total from last season.
Eight of nine letterwinners will return for the Bearcats this season, losing just one starter in center Lesha Dunn. The former Bearcat contributed 7.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season.
The Bearcats return 85.7 percent of their points and 84.8 percent of their rebounds from 2012-13.
The 2013-14 senior class started a total of 80 games last season including Kayla Cook, the only Bearcat to start every contest (30).
Two freshman begin their UC careers after winning player of the year honors as seniors – Marley Hill (Cleveland, Ohio / Africentric) was named Associated Press Ohio Division III Co-Player of the Year while Bianca Quisenberry (Springfield, Ohio/Tecumseh) was named Gatorade Ohio Girls Basketball Player of the Year.