The SMU Mustangs will head on the road to battle the Cincinnati Bearcats in an AAC showdown Tuesday night from the Fifth Third Arena. The Mustangs tallied a 74-70 road win against Memphis last time out, and the Bearcats posted an 89-82 road win against Temple in their latest action. Cincinnati defeated SMU in all three meetings last season.
SMU Stuns #20 Memphis in 5th Conference Win
The SMU Mustangs are playing their best basketball of the season. They have rebounded from a mini two-game slide with three consecutive wins to climb into third place in the AAC standings with a 5-2 record. SMU were four-point underdogs in their big 74-70 road win against #20 Memphis on Saturday. The Mustangs are playing outstanding defense in their current streak.
Kendric Davis is playing well and has eclipsed 20 points four times this season. The sophomore guard netted 20 points in Saturday’s win, and he features an average of 16.2 PPG on 47% shooting. Isiaha Mike has scored double-digits in points in two out of his last four games. The junior forward is sporting terrific stats, filing an average of 14.7 PPG on a 52% clip from the field accompanied by 7.1 rebounds. Tyson Jolly will attempt several three’s per game. The junior guard only went 1 for 6 from deep on Saturday, although he still owns a 38% clip from three-point range and he is averaging 14.5 PPG.
The Mustangs are currently placed 75th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they stand at 4-3 on the road. SMU is thriving offensively and they are averaging 76.5 points, ranking them 65th overall. They are limiting opponents to 67.3 points, positioning them 125th in DI.
Cincinnati Defeats Temple, Seeks Third Straight Victory
The Cincinnati Bearcats are targeting their third consecutive win. They have also tallied a victory in four out of their last five games overall to lift their AAC record to 5-2 on the season. The Bearcats were 2.5 point favorites in an 86-82 road win against Temple in their previous game last Wednesday.
Jarron Cumberland scored 22 points in the win against Temple. The senior guard has now surpassed 20 points four times and has increased his season average to 14.1 PPG on 39% shooting. Chris Vogt is a force and has connected on at least 60% of his field goals in five out of his last seven games. The junior center holds an average of 13.2 PPG on a sizzling 68.7% mark from the field. Keith Williams is a threat from beyond the arc where he owns a 37.5% efficiency. The junior guard is now posting 12 PPG and 5.3 RPG.
Highlights from last night's important 89-82 road win in Philadelphia.— Cincinnati Men’s Hoops (@GoBearcatsMBB) January 23, 2020
Our 89 points is the most we've scored on the road since we scored 93 in an OT win at Providence in 2011. pic.twitter.com/HYImg4RP9z
The Bearcats are now ranked 45th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and are sporting an 8-1 home record. Cincinnati is averaging 73.1 points, ranking them 133rd overall. They are limiting opponents to 66 points, poisoning them 102nd in DI.
The SMU Mustangs are:
- 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight-up win.
The top supporting trends found on donbest.com are: The Cincinnati Bearcats are:
- 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win.