Bearcats basketball 2020-2021

Chop Stix

Well-known member
More postponements.

Last game was 1/10.

Next scheduled game is 2/4.

The AAC will need to get more creative than Spielberg if UC is going to finish their full conference schedule within the next 6 weeks.
 

Orin Swift

Well-known member
I was shocked Brannan put Banks in at the end of the game too. For sure thought that was going to bite UC in the butt. But hey, great win considering they haven't played in 25 days and I think I heard had 1 practice during that same time frame?

Laughed when the announcer said FT shooting has been woeful for UC "tonight." It's been woeful for seemingly my entire life.
 

ronnie mund

Well-known member
Is anyone actually optimistic about the future of the program at this point? I know Houston is good, but down by 43 with 13 minutes to play is just embarrassing. Add in Harvey opting out and likely doesn't return, still 0 recruits for 2021, and UC will be forced to rely heavily on the transfer market which Brannen has a terrible track record with. Trending in the wrong direction...
 
Last edited:

StateChampion2012

Well-known member
Is anyone actually optimistic about the future of the program at this point? I know Huston is good, but down by 43 with 13 minutes to play is just embarrassing. Add in Harvey opting out and likely doesn't return, still 0 recruits for 2021, and UC will be forced to rely heavily on the transfer market which Brannen has a terrible track record with. Trending in the wrong direction...
Nope... Brannen has to be on the hot seat at this point
 

ronnie mund

Well-known member
Brannen just isn't the right guy for this program. Hopefully after he gets sacked from UC he can land a job at like UNC Asheville or something and provide a stable life for his family coaching at the low major level again.
Brannen does seem in over his head so far. Maybe he turns things around. He's probably here for at least 2 more years regardless of what happens, though. All we can do is buckle in.
 

SMARTY22

Well-known member
Is anyone actually optimistic about the future of the program at this point? I know Houston is good, but down by 43 with 13 minutes to play is just embarrassing. Add in Harvey opting out and likely doesn't return, still 0 recruits for 2021, and UC will be forced to rely heavily on the transfer market which Brannen has a terrible track record with. Trending in the wrong direction...
Zero 2021 Recruits? How the heck does that happen? Players do not like Brannen style of play and personality?
 

ronnie mund

Well-known member
Zero 2021 Recruits? How the heck does that happen? Players do not like Brannen style of play and personality?
The excuse has been that the staff hasn't been able to properly evaluate recruits because of COVID and being unable to watch them in person. How true is that? Only the staff really knows. Other teams don't seem to be having the same issues. Either way it's setting them back quite a bit.
 

SMARTY22

Well-known member
The excuse has been that the staff hasn't been able to properly evaluate recruits because of COVID and being unable to watch them in person. How true is that? Only the staff really knows. Other teams don't seem to be having the same issues. Either way it's setting them back quite a bit.
I’m sure there’s some truth to the recruiting in person thing. I’m stunned that any D1 College Basketball Coach has Zero recruits for the next season and thinks that’s alright because they can’t recruit the way they always have. What’s Brannens buyout?
 

ronnie mund

Well-known member
I’m sure there’s some truth to the recruiting in person thing. I’m stunned that any D1 College Basketball Coach has Zero recruits for the next season and thinks that’s alright because they can’t recruit the way they always have. What’s Brannens buyout?
If he's fired he gets 75% of his remaining contract, which is 6 years and 1.5M/year.
 

Orin Swift

Well-known member
The excuse has been that the staff hasn't been able to properly evaluate recruits because of COVID and being unable to watch them in person. How true is that? Only the staff really knows. Other teams don't seem to be having the same issues. Either way it's setting them back quite a bit.
Doesn't seem to be a problem with the football team, either. Brannen just flat out sucks as a recruiter and a coach at this level. It's not going to be a fun few years for UC basketball fans.
 

Orin Swift

Well-known member
I’m stunned that any D1 College Basketball Coach has Zero recruits for the next season
It's not totally unheard of. IIRC, before the COVID free eligibility rules they were only set to lose Williams and Vogt, who I think both can return if they so choose. It's a pretty young team and I know a lot of D1 coaches don't like having a full scholarship roster so they have the freedom to chase a transfer if necessary. That being said, it's now a huge concern if guys like Harvey and Eason are possibly transferring out and Brannan has totally abandoned Diarra.
 

Chop Stix

Well-known member
DeJulius opted out today citing mental health issues which effectively ends the team's chances at a competitive end to the season. He is expected to return next season though.
 
.
Top