Saturday afternoon will be the first Cincinnati/Xavier rivalry game experience for first year Bearcats’ head coach John Brannen.
Mick Cronin went 5-8. He won his first game in 2006 and his last game in 2018. In between, he never won at the Cintas Center. Bearcats have lost 7 in a row at Cintas Center, with the last win coming in 2004.
If they are going to win, they are going to need to rely on guys with experience playing against Xavier. Jarron Cumberland and Trevon Scott have both played 3 games against Xavier, going 2-1. Keith Williams and Trevor Moore have had 2 experiences in this rivalry.