1991–92 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

The 1991–92 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represented the University of Cincinnati in NCAA Division I competition in the 1991–92 season. The Bearcats, coached by Bob Huggins, won the first title of the Great Midwest Conference, created that season by a split from the Metro Conference (the two would reunite in 1995 to form Conference USA).

1991–92 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Great Midwest Co-Champions
Great Midwest Tournament Champions
ConferenceGreat Midwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 12
1991–92 record29–5 (8–2 Great Midwest)
Head coachBob Huggins
Home arenaMyrl Shoemaker Center
Seasons
1991–92 Great Midwest Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Cincinnati 8 2   .800     29 5   .853
#24 DePaul 8 2   .800     20 9   .690
Memphis State 5 5   .500     23 11   .676
Marquette 5 5   .500     16 13   .552
UAB 4 6   .400     20 9   .690
Saint Louis 0 10   .000     5 23   .179
1992 GMC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

RosterEdit

1991–92 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C 44 Corie Blount 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Monrovia, California
G 23 Anthony Buford 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Sr Flint, Michigan
G 10 Tarrance Gibson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Jr Dothan, Alabama
G 52 Allen Jackson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jr South Bend, Indiana
G/F 34 Herb Jones 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Sr Atlanta, Georgia
F 3 Erik Martin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Covina, California
F 33 Terry Nelson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr Long Beach, California
C 41 Mike Reicheneker 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Sr Arlington, Texas
F/C 50 Jeff Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
G 31 Nick Van Exel 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jr Kenosha, Wisconsin
F 32 B. J. Ward 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 22*
Austin Peay W 108-77  1–0
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
November 23*
American W 72-69  2–0
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
November 25*
Fairleigh Dickinson W 75–58  3–0
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
November 30*
Miami (OH) W 82-62  4–0
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
December 3*
Cleveland State W 91-56  5–0
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
December 6*
East Carolina W 105-69  6–0
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
December 16*
at UMKC W 91-56  7–0
Municipal Auditorium 
Kansas City, MO
December 21*
at No. 12 Michigan State L 89-90  7-1
Breslin Student Events Center 
East Lansing, MI
December 31*
South Florida W 80-60  8–1
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 4*
No. 10 Indiana L 60-81  8–2
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 6*
Middle Tennessee W 79-70  9-2
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 8
at Tennessee W 62-51  10-2
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 11
St. Louis W 79-66  11-2 (1-0)
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 15
at DePaul L 66-75  11-3 (1-1)
Allstate Arena 
Chicago, IL
January 18
Memphis W 75-66  12-3 (2-1)
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 22*
Eastern Kentucky W 81-41  13-3
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 25
UAB W 76-52  14-3 (3-1)
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
January 6*
at Xavier
Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout
W 93-75  15-3
Cincinnati Gardens 
Cincinnati, OH
February 1
at Marquette W 71-57  16-3 (4-1)
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, WI
February 5*
Dayton W 77-48  17-3
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
February 12*
No. 24 Brooklyn W 104-54  18-3
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
February 15
No. 24 at St. Louis W 89-60  19-3 (5-1)
St. Louis Arena 
St. Louis, MO
February 20
No. 19 DePaul L 69-71  19-4 (5-2)
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
February 22*
No. 19 at South Alabama W 104-78  20-4
Jaguar Gym 
Mobile, AL
February 22
No. 19 Marquette W 70-59  21-4 (6-2)
Myrl Shoemaker Center 
Cincinnati, OH
February 29
No. 19 at UAB W 63-58  22-4 (7-2)
Bartow Arena 
Birmingham, AL
March 7
No. 14 at Memphis W 69-59  23-4 (8-2)
Memphis Pyramid 
Memphis, TN
Great Midwest Tournament
March 13
No. 12 vs. Marquette
Semifinals
W 62-49  24-4
Chicago Stadium 
Chicago, IL
March 14
No. 12 vs. Memphis
Finals
W 75-63  25-4
Chicago Stadium 
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
March 20*
(4) vs. (13) Delaware
Round of 64
W 85-47  26-4
University of Dayton Arena 
Dayton, OH
March 22*
(4) vs. (5) Michigan State
Round of 32
W 77-65  27-4
University of Dayton Arena 
Dayton, OH
March 27*
(4) vs. (9) UTEP
Sweet Sixteen
W 69-67  28-4
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
March 29
(4) vs. (6) Memphis
Elite Eight
W 88-57  29-4
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
April 4*
(4) vs. (6) Michigan
Final Four
L 72-76  29-5
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 
Minneapolis, MN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 24 19 19 14 12 12 Not released 
Coaches 25 20 18 15 12 11

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1993 1 25 Corie Blount Chicago Bulls
1993 2 37 Nick Van Exel Los Angeles Lakers

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1991-92 Great Midwest Conference Season Summary". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "1992 NCAA Final Four program". March 1992. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-04-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)