The Bearcats men’s basketball team ascended to Top 5 in the nation by mid-February, their highest ranking in the Associated Press poll in 16 years. With this win over Houston, UC notched its 13th straight victory on its way to the longest winning streak in the country (16).
Here, freshman Trevor Moore scores. He and the rest of the team would go on to become regular season and tournament champions of the American Athletic Conference, their first outright league title since 2002. Meanwhile, Coach Mick Cronin was named the 2017-18 Sporting News Coach of the Year. He is one of only six coaches in the country to take his team to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last seven seasons.
Though UC entered the tournament as a No. 2 seed, their historic 31-win season ended with an early exit at the hands of Nevada in the second round.