Michigan vs Cincinnati basketball not happening?

Submitted by robbyt003 on June 18th, 2018 at 12:43 PM

I could've swore we had a home/home scheduled with them for this year and next, but I see they aren't listed on the schedule.  Did this series get cancelled?

Michigan did recently add Air Force and Western Michigan to the schedule, which is much better than your SE Louisiana Tech States.



June 18th, 2018 at 12:58 PM ^

Nothing has been formally announced but with the move to 20 conference games and dates for several high-major opponents already announced (with none being UC) there is zero chance that game will be happening this season. It's odd, because I'm fairly certain the series has been pushed back a couple of times already and now it looks like it will never materialize.


June 18th, 2018 at 2:08 PM ^

Too bad.  I prefer interesting matchups to cupcakes even if it's a L.


On a related note, anyone else been loving the ads on the site recently?  Fisherman's hat - send me 20 please.  Gentle Monster - WTF is that!?  I don't click to find out for fear of seeing nothing but this ad forever...


June 18th, 2018 at 2:42 PM ^

I follow the Bearcats somewhat closely (used to live in Cinci) ---- per their boards, they think the game is off, at least for this year.

UC has 10 of their 13 OOC games scheduled for 2018-19.  The Bearcat OOC schedule (below) seems to be fairly robust already.  And given that UC played 6 "home buy games" last year, I'm not sure UC has "room" for Michigan:

1/2) 4-team Tournament in Florida with George Mason, Baylor, and Ole Miss.

3/4/5) home games against good teams: Ohio State, Xavier, and UCLA.

6/7) road games against good teams: Mississippi State and UNLV.

8/9/10) home games that are "buy games": NKU, Western Michigan and NC Central.

11/12/13) presumably more home "buy games."


June 18th, 2018 at 3:04 PM ^

I agree that both schools' schedules are "full" with respect to high-major competition. With the move to 20 conference games, 11 non-conference games should now be the max for Big Ten schools. Michigan has nine accounted for:

  • Four high-majors (SCar/Prov, SCar, UNC, Nova) [yes, South Carolina twice]
  • Three mid-majors (WMU, Air Force, GWash)
  • Two buy games (Norfolk St, Holy Cross)

I would assume they will schedule two more low-majors to round out the schedule, once again leaving no room for a Cincinnati series that was originally supposed to be played at Fifth Third Arena in 2016 with a return trip to Crisler in 2017.