The only other two players that scored in double digits last season will be gone. The next highest scorer from this past season only scored 5.9 points per game.
Sure, Kilpatrick could very easily put up 20+ points per game, but he can’t be the only scorer on this team. Someone is going to have to step up and make an impact on the offensive side of the ball. It would be great if more than one player could do this and that very well could be the case because it’s not like Kilpatrick will be taking every single shot.
It will help that Cincinnati will no longer be playing in the Big East Conference of the past. Instead, it will be playing in the all-new American Athletic Conference. Even with Kilpatrick being the only major source of offense returning to the Bearcats, this team is going to compete for a conference title.
Sure, Louisville has the talent to win another national championship, but there are not many teams better than Cincinnati on paper entering the season–in the AAC that is.
There were plenty of role players on the Bearcats this past season and they are going to have to increase those roles. Cincinnati is coming off of an NCAA tournament appearance and although it will look different in the 2013-14 season, it very well could make the dance once again.
However, we will just have to wait and see where the offense will come from.
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