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Cincinnati Bearcats – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Cincinnati Bearcats – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

West No. 9 – Cincinnati Bearcats (Overall: 22-10, Conf: 12-6)

Team Strengths:

Cincinnati doesn’t back down from any challenge. As evident in their quadruple-overtime loss to UConn in the AAC Tournament’s quarterfinals, the Bearcats have great composure to hang in with tougher competition.


The team has terrific balance in its starting unit as well, as four of its five starters averaged double-digit scoring for the season. Starting forwards Gary Clark and Octavius Ellis are a couple of those players, and they also patrol the paint like no other. Cincy ranks fifth in the nation in blocks per contest and fourth in block percentage.

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Team Weaknesses:

Without their rebounding and shot-blocking prowess to give them more possessions, the Bearcats are bound to falter should they need to put up points in a hurry. They’re not very explosive on offense, and their shooting percentages from virtually anywhere on the floor are rather awful.

Team Stats:

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 73.2 156
Rebounds Per Game 39.4 35
Blocks Per Game 5.8 5
3-Point Percentage 34.5% 177
Free Throw Percentage 70.4% 152

Starting Lineup:

Position Name PPG
F Gary Clark 10.7
F Octavius Ellis 10.0
F Jacob Evans III 7.9
G Troy Caupain 13.2
G Farad Cobb 10.1

Writer’s Prediction:

The Bearcats fall to Atlantic 10 champion Saint Joseph’s in the opening round of the tournament.




Written by Mark

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