Point guard Cashmere Wright thought about Cincinnati's offense last season - a half-court approach that revolved around power forward Yancy Gates - and shuddered.
''Dreadful,'' Wright said. ''Horrible.''
The Bearcats are done with it.
''I'll tell you what: If we see that, it's a bad season going on,'' the senior said. ''Something ain't right.''
The 24th-ranked Bearcats don't intend to dally when they get the ball, a new approach that they think can turn their breakthrough season into an even better one. Last season, Cincinnati went 26-11, reached the title game of the Big East tournament for the first time and went on to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2001.
The Bearcats have three starters back and one of the league's best backcourts with Wright, Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker. Ten players return overall, giving Cincinnati one of the deepest benches in the league. Coach Mick Cronin plans to take full advantage.
''We have guys that are more r...