Preview & Analysis: Cincinnati vs Kansas 01-22-2024

Preview & Analysis: Cincinnati vs Kansas 01-22-2024

January 22, 2024


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In a crucial Big 12 matchup, the Cincinnati Bearcats will take on the #3 Kansas Jayhawks after both teams suffered losses in their last match. The Bearcats (13-5, 2-3 Big 12) have lost 3 out of their last 4 games, including a 69-65 defeat against #15 Oklahoma on Saturday. On the other hand, the Jayhawks (15-3, 3-2 Big 12) have a 2-2 record in their last 4 matches, with a recent 91-85 loss to West Virginia. Notably, Kansas has maintained an impressive 10-0 record on their home court this season, while Cincinnati holds a 2-2 away record.


The game is scheduled to start at 9 pm Eastern Time at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.


Kevin McCullar Jr., a player in his second season with the Jayhawks, has been a consistent starter for Kansas in the 2023-24 season. Previously playing for Texas Tech, McCullar Jr. has showcased his skills by starting all 18 games for Kansas. With an average playing time of 34.8 minutes per game, he has been a key contributor, averaging 20 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.4 steals.



The Bearcats boast a well rounded offensive strategy, with 8 players averaging 7.5 points per game or higher. At the forefront is Viktor Lakhin, a junior forward, who has achieved 2 double-doubles this season. In a triumphant 85-73 victory against Eastern Washington, Lakhin contributed 26 points while securing 11 rebounds. Additionally, he showcased his skills with 14 points and 14 boards in a dominant 90-66 win over Northern Kentucky. He has been maintaining an average of 13 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game this season, while playing for 26.7 minutes in each game.


Overall both sides are looking for a bounceback win this time around, however consistency will be key not only for their superstars but the entire squad. Thus we give the edge to the Jayhawks.


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Cincinnati vs Kansas Game Information


  • Date: 01/22/2024
  • Time: 09:00 PM ET
  • Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS.
  • How to Watch Cincinnati vs Kansas : ESPN
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