Bearcats will hold canned food drive during tonight’s game vs. UMass

UC_blog.jpgThe University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team will host UMass Lowell at Fifth Third Arena on Tuesday night.

Fans are encouraged to participate in a canned food drive for the Freestore Foodbank during the game on Tuesday. Fans can drop off canned food at collection bins on both concourses of Fifth Third Arena and receive a voucher with the promotion code “FREESTORE.” The voucher can be redeemed for $5 off an upper level chairback seat for any December home game.

Cincinnati (4-0) completed a clean sweep of the competition in the four-game Global Sports Shootout last Wednesday, posting an 81-62 win over Campbell at Fifth Third Arena. Sean Kilpatrick led the Bearcats with a season-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting with a trio of three-pointers. Justin Jackson registered a career-high 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with nine rebounds and a season-best five blocks. Titus Rubles added 10 points, four assists and three steals.

UMass Lowell (0-5) is in its first season at the Division I level, playing eight of its first 10 games of the season away from home. The River Hawks are coming off a 79-68 loss at Rhode Island on Saturday. Junior guard Chad Holley scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting.

Tuesday’s matchup marks the first meeting in series history.

The game tips at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX Sports Ohio.

(Press release courtesy of UC website,