Originally written on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Cincinnati opened the basketball season with a 74-61 victory over North Carolina Central that raised a couple of issues. The first is that this team needs some work. We all knew that they would coming into the season. This is as young a group as we've seen since the 2010 season with Stephenson, Gates, Dixon and freshman Cash. There is starting experience at two positions. Maybe 3 because Rubles and Jackson took turns starting last year. Ge'Lawn Guyn has never started. Shaquille Thomas has never started. Jermaine Lawrence and Troy Caupain played the second and third most minutes off the bench. They never played period. Jermaine Sanders has never played a ton of minutes like he will going forward. UC needs to find the combos that mesh. It's going to take some time. Luckily the non-conference slate is forgiving until December. Tuesday will be a test with a talented NC State squad. If UC gives this kind of effort, that might not be a fun game. The second thing we have to...
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