Cincinnati Bearcats basketball now trending worldwide

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Yancy Gates and Mick Cronin are now both among the top ten trending terms on Twitter in the United States. And you’re probably wondering who they are.

As are many people in the world, because the Cincinnati Bearcats star player, and head coach are now picking up the steam all over the world wide web. Today, southern Ohio, tomorrow the globe.

The Bearcats ticket to the dance had already been punched, but this huge win over the Syracuse Orange 71-68, quite possibly the tourney’s #2 overall seed, just solidifies their seeding and placement further.

Back to the Q rating, you may have heard of Gates, but for an infamous reason.

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#23 Cincinnati Bearcats: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

For the first time since joining the Big East Conference, the Cincinnati Bearcats made the NCAA Tournament last season.  Defense was their driving force and that will once again be the case even though Mick Cronin welcomes seven new players into the fold.

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DePaul’s 1st Big East Win…Will not be over Cincinnati

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Given the numerous factors in the Blue Demons’ favor:

1.) How tough DePaul looked at #15 Louisville on Saturday, losing by just two baskets

2.) How bad Cincinnati looked at Pittsburgh the very same day

3.) All the internal college basketball drama the Bearcats have going on with star forward Yancy Gates, who was suspended in that Pitt game.

4.) The law of averages favor DePaul winning a conference game very soon

it was reasonable to expect All State Arena’s home team to triumph over Cincy Tuesday night. But alas, it was not to be.

The Bearcats led the entire way, enjoying a “touchdown” lead for much of the first half before extending the lead to 15 before halftime. And they never looked back, winning in Rosemont by the final of 71-68.

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