Going to a basketball game lets fans feel the excitement and hear the pleas for quiet from the family living underneath the bleachers. Root for the home team with this GrouponLive deal to see the University of Cincinnati Bearcats men’s and women’s basketball teams play at Fifth Third Arena.
$30 for a Bearcats Basketball Package ($84 Total Value)
Two tickets for upper-level corner seating in sections 201–202, 208–209, 217–218, or 224–225 at one of the following men’s basketball games:
Four general-admission tickets to any women’s basketball home game (a $20 value)
Check the schedule for upcoming women’s basketball games. Tickets are valid for any home game, except against Connecticut on Saturday, January 26.
The Scouting Report
Soaring to as high as eighth in the nation at one point this season, the Cincinnati Bearcats have cemented their status as a Big East title contender with 15 wins in their first 18 games. Seventh-year head coach Mick Cronin—armed with sharpened strategy and a self-erasing whiteboard—leads a talented squad anchored by junior swingman Sean Kilpatrick, who has poured in 17.3 points per game over 18 contests and won Big East Player of the Week honors in November.
With an 8–8 record through their first 16 games, the Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team looks to protect their home court and claw their way back into Big East contention. A Second Team All-Big East selection last season, junior Dayeesha Hollins leads the team on both ends of the court, averaging a team-high 16.8 points, 1.9 steals, and 35.4 minutes per game.
With 10 national championships to their name and another 76 conference titles to boot, the Cincinnati Bearcats boast more than century of athletic tradition. Though the student athletes thrive in many different sports, the basketball program—which won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1962—is the school's crown jewel. Before embarking on a professional career that earned him a spot among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, The Big O cut his hard-court skills for the Bearcats, averaging a staggering 33.8 points per game in his three years at UC. In more recent years, the Bearcats football team has enjoyed its own run as a true contender, earning bowl berths in 2009, 2011, and 2012. In both 2011 and 2012, the squad pounced on their postseason opponents, taking home glittering trophies to use as tackling dummies in training camp.