NCAA Tournament Notes and Links: Cincinnati Bearcats Prepare for Purdue Boilermakers


The University of Cincinnati Bearcats will open their play in the 2015 NCAA Tournament with a second-round game against the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday evening in Louisville, KY.  Purdue is the Number 9 seed in the Midwest Regional, while UC is Number 8, and the winner will likely play undefeated Kentucky in the third round.

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To help you start getting warmed up for all of Thursday’s actions, here are the latest bits and quips about the UC-Purdue matchup.

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  • Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer points out that, while the Bearcats hold the higher seed, the Boilers were slight favorites as of Tuesday evening.
  • Groeschen also points out that the Bearcats have already sold out of their allotment of tickets — 550 of them — for their second-round game against Purdue.
  • WCPO breaks down the upcoming Purdue game and sees a potential defensive struggle in the making, as UC is stingy with the ball but does not score well, and Purdue is a moderate scoring team at best.
  • Meanwhile, Purdue’s Matt Painter is trying to dispel the notion that maybe Cincinnati will be an easy out since they lost their own conference championship last weekend.
  • Painter recently won the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge, which benefits research into Niemann-Pick Type C Disease.

Watch here for more Bearcats news as the tournament approaches.


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