Memphis, Cincinnati Renew Rivalry Sunday Afternoon at FedExForum
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Tigers go for a third-straight win Sunday afternoon at FedExForum against longtime rival Cincinnati. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on ABC.
Sunday’s game is a Blue Out, with fans encouraged to wear blue while the Tigers are wearing blue Memphis State uniforms. Additionally, Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act will be performing at the game.
Memphis is fresh off wins at Wichita State and against Tulsa, and improving to 3-1 in American Athletic Conference play would keep the Tigers in the upper ranks in the league standings in the early goings of the conference season.
After allowing 85 points in a loss at Tulane Dec. 29, the Tiger defense has rebounded in the past two wins. Memphis held Wichita State and Tulsa to just 33.9 percent shooting (39-115) and a 26.2 percent mark from 3-point range (16-61). On the offensive end, the Tigers have been near 50.0 percent from the floor in the two victories (.496; 57-115).
Cincinnati enters the game with an 11-4 record and a 1-1 mark in AAC action with a win over SMU and a loss to Tulane. The Bearcats are coached by first-year head man Wes Miller, who went 185-135 with four conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 seasons at UNC Greensboro from 2011-21. On the floor, Cincinnati is led by David DeJulius‘ 12.8 points per game and Jeremiah Davenport‘s 12.5 per contest.
Following Sunday’s game, the Tigers hit the road to face UCF Wednesday night at 6 p.m. CT and East Carolina next Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. CT. Memphis’ next home game is Jan. 20 against SMU.