Cincinnati Bearcats

University of Cincinnati

History and NCAA Divison I Basketball Championship

The university has four individual and six team championships. The Bearcats won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in 1961 and 1962, both times against Ohio State. The Bearcats are currently one of the 20 best defensive teams right now in the nation. As of this tournament, the Bearcats beat the Purdue Boilermakers by one point and advanced to the third round to be defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats.