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UC makes Crosstown Shootout date official, announces two other home dates

Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland (34) goes up for a shot in front of Houston guard Armoni Brooks (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball championship game at the American Athletic Conference tournament Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Three home dates for the 2018-19 University of Cincinnati men’s basketball schedule have been announced, including the Crosstown Shootout with Xavier University, which had been reported on April 19.

The Bearcats will tip off the 2018-19 campaign by reopening newly renovated Fifth Third Arena against Ohio State on Nov. 7. The in-state rivals announced a home-and-home series in October 2017. This year’s meeting will mark the first in Cincinnati since 1920.

The annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout against Xavier will take place on Dec. 8. It marks the 86th edition of the series between city rivals.

UCLA visits Fifth Third Arena on Dec. 19 for the second game of a home-and home series. The Bearcats recorded a 77-63 win at the Bruins’ Pauley Pavilion last season.

Additional opponents as well as television and tip-time information will be announced at a later date.

Information provided by UC Athletics.

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