Bearcats basketball is so close I can taste it. This is wonderful news, but it’s also excruciating. We’re heading into the longest week of the year as we prepare to tip off against Brown on Friday, November 11.
If you want to kill time and stuff yourself with YouTube videos, I have you covered. These should hold off the cravings for another seven days until we reach paradise. If you have something you feel should be added, let me know. I’d be happy to stuff this page with as much goodness as possible.
I’ve got some highlights and documentaries as well as some full games. Remember, everything in moderation. Now go crazy:
Bearcats TV 2015–16 Season Highlights
Remember where we left off with this spiffy recap of last season.
This gets me so hyped.
Suit Up Cincinnati
Answer everything we’ve heard without ever speaking a word.
Fifth Third Arena Renovation Fly Through
Get a feel for what the new home of Bearcats basketball will look like for the 2018–19 season.
The Bearcats Basketball History Video
The original Bearcats history video is the best. If you only have 90 seconds to get yourself hyped, this will do the trick every time. There’s a new version now that incorporates more modern elements like Yancy Gates, Cashmere Wright’s buzzer beater, and Sean Kilpatrick’s 2000th point. However, I always preferred the first version with the Nelly song. It’s the best. There’s also a slightly different version of this one.
1991–92 Season Highlight Video
This is now the most ’90s thing on this website. Re-live the Bearcats’ magical 1992 Final Four season with this recap video, complete with some NBA Jam-type music that gives way to “When You Wish Upon A Star” by Billy Joel. Try not to cry.
Cincinnati Upsets #2 Syracuse at Madison Square Garden
Watch the closing seconds of Mick Cronin’s biggest win at Cincinnati.
ESPN SportsCentury — Oscar Robertson (2003)
Fox Sports Beyond The Glory — Nick Van Exel (2002)
Nick Colosimo Highlights
Nick’s got videos for everybody. Troy Caupain’s junior year is above, but the rest can be found on his YouTube channel.
[If you go digging, there are more available online, and they’re constantly being added and removed. If you see one you really love, you might want to, um, “save it for yourself” using an online tool…]
Cincinnati Beats Memphis, K-Mart Notches Triple-Double
Kenyon Martin powers the #1 Bearcats past Memphis with a 28 point, 13 rebound, 10 block triple-double in January 2000. Thanks to Bearcats TV, you can watch the entire performance — called by Dan Hoard — in pretty impressive quality. If you’d prefer the condensed K-Mart highlights, those are on YouTube as well.
The Bearcats Beat FSU, Punch Their 2012 Sweet 16 Ticket
In one of the more exciting Bearcats games I can remember, the Bearcats overwhelmed 3-seed Florida State to clinch a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time in the Cronin era. Thanks to Thane Stephen, the full game is available. Or you can just skip to the good part. The first-round game against Texas is also online.
Cincinnati vs Michigan — 1992 Final Four
The NCAA’s own YouTube channel is full of goodies for diehard college basketball fans. Check out the full 1992 Final Four game against Michigan and the Fab Five. It was a tough loss for the Bearcats, but it was the best tournament run for the program in 30 years.
Cincinnati Upsets #1 Duke In Alaska
Don’t let the title of this video fool you; this game took place in 1998. In the Great Alaska Shootout, the #14 Bearcats sprung the upset on #1 Duke in one of the most exciting games in school history. In the final seconds, Kenyon Martin grabbed a full-court pass and quickly dumped it off to Melvin Levett, who hammered it home for the winning basket. Expect to see highlights of this one if the Bearcats can knock off Rhode Island this month to set up a rematch with the Blue Devils.
Melvin Levett Destroys Eastern Kentucky
Another Bearcats TV classic. In 1997, the EKU Colonels made the trek to The Shoe and never stood a chance. The Bearcats steamrolled to a 106–54 victory, and Levett scored 42 points on a school-record 10 three-pointers on just 14 attempts.
Kenyon Martin’s First Collegiate Start
Kenyon Martin gets his first start at UC, and 25 points from Melvin Levett help the Bearcats lay the hammer on Damon Jones and the hapless Houston Cougars.
More full games:
- Van Exel, 2-seed Bearcats beat 6-seed Virginia — 1993 Sweet 16
- Late Maxiell Free Throw Beats ECU — February 2003
- Ruben Patterson Plays Through Heartbreak of Mother’s Death, Drops 32 to Beat UAB — February 1998
- Yancy Gates, 6-seed Bearcats beat 11-seed Mizzou — 2011 Tournament
- Impressive Scoring Performances Lead UC Past Providence — February 2011
- Kilpatrick Scores 32 points On 16–16 At The Line, Beats Iowa State — November 2012
- Yancy Gates and #25 Bearcats Smother Xavier — January 2011
- Kilpatrick and Dixon Knock Off #11 Georgetown On The Road — January 2012
- Kilpatrick, Jackson, Rubles Dazzle On Senior Day, Hammer #20 Memphis — March 2014
- Forston, #8 Bearcats Beat Washington In Seattle — February 1997
- Junior Kenyon Martin Breaks UC Career Block Record vs DePaul — January 1999
- Maxiell, #16 Bearcats Beat Clemson — December 2003
- #1 Cincinnati beats #7 UNC — December 1999