STORRS, Conn. (AP) Cincinnati comes into Connecticut on Saturday night playing for a shot at the American Athletic Conference championship and facing a team in the midst of what its coach this week called a major overhaul.
The Bearcats (6-3, 4-1 American) are coming off a 54-46 win over East Carolina, a win that tied them with the Pirates and UCF atop the conference standings. Cincinnati has won four straight after starting the season 2-3.
"It was good for us to get to that sixth game, where that's over with; it's done," said Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville. "Now we can concentrate on playing and having a chance to possibly getting our foot in the door on this championship."