Location: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati.
Tip-off time: 7 p.m. (ESPN).
Records: UConn 17-4, 5-3; Cincinnati 21-2, 10-0.
Last game: UConn beat Houston 80-43 Thursday; Cincinnati defeated South Florida 50-45 Sunday.
Probable starters: UConn, 6-1 sr. guard Shabazz Napier (17.9 pts, 5.7 assists, 6.0 rebs), 6-0 jr. guard Ryan Boatright (12.4 pts, 3.6 assists), 6-8 jr. forward DeAndre Daniels (13.4 pts, 5.6 rebs), 6-6 grad. forward Lasan Kromah (7.0 pts, 2.7 rebs), 7-foot fr. center Amida Brimah (4.0 pts, 2.9 rebs, 2.7 blks).
Cincinnati, 6-1 jr. guard Ge'Lawn Guyn (4.8 pts,), 6-4 sr. guard Sean Kilpatrick (19.4 pts, 4.2 rebs), 6-8 sr. forward Justin Jackson (11.3 pts, 7.0 rebs, 3.3 blks), 6-7 sr. forward Titus Rubles (7.3 pts, 6.4 rebs), 6-7 so. forward Shaquille Thomas (7.1 pts, 3.1 rebs).
Noteworthy: Highest-ranked opponent left on UConn's schedule. … Huskies won six of last seven, Bearcats won 14 straight. … Series: UConn leads 8-4. Split last year's meetings, winning 73-66 (OT) at home and losing 61-56 on the road. … Cincy undefeated at home (15-0). … Top reserve: 6-5 jr. Jermaine Sanders (6.1 pts, 3.3 rebs) … Injury update: Daniels (ankle) probable. … Napier leads AAC games in scoring at 21.5 and Kilpatrick first in overall games at 19.4. … Jackson first in AAC in blocks. … Hot: UConn shooting 77.4 percent from foul line, ranking fifth in the nation. Cold: Cincy holding foes to a league-low 56.7 points per game. … Huskies 2-1 vs. ranked opponents this season and 2-2 in conference road games. … Up next: UConn visits Central Florida Sunday night.
— Gavin Keefe
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