Cincinnati Bearcats 1995-1996 Legacy

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      Cincinnati Bearcats x Legacy Collection

      19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.

      '96 Bearcat Legacy

      It didn't take long for the 1995-1996 to shoot from #21 in the preseason poll to #3 after they started the season on a 12 game winning streak.  Bob Huggins Bearcats won both the CUSA regular season and tournament championship which earned them the #2 seed in the Southeast Region of the NCAA Tournament. 

      Led by sophomore forward Danny Fortson, Cincinnati beat UNC Greensboro and Temple to reach the Sweet 16.  A win over #3 seed Georgia Tech put the Bearcats one win away from a trip to the Final Four.  It wasn't meant to be as UC fell to Mississippi State, 73-63. 

      For his part Danny Fortson was named Conference USA's Player of the Year after averaging 20 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game.  He would go on to be one of the greatest players in the history of Cincinnati basketball. 

      • Modern Standard-Length Fit - SIZE CHART 
      • Material: Premium Heavyweight Mesh 
      • Embroidered Team Graphics
      • Stitched Piping
      • Poly Ribbed Waistband with Drawstring 
      • Officially Licensed 
      • Imported 
      • All Designs are trademarks of 19nine, LLC.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Michael Clark
Real as it gets

The best shorts on the market no one has better shorts the 19nine I love there legacy products I hope they make the temple 1999-2000 in legacy and Villanova 1995-1996 in legacy


Great quality shorts


These feel truly authentic. From the materials to the waistband.

Tripp Welch
Great Details

I was so excited to get these! I remember being in Middle School watching Fortson and wanted these shorts so bad. You guys exceeded my expectations and took me back to Childhood. Now, it’s time to order more. Maybe a GTown Grey Legacy next???

Aaron King
Awesome Retro shorts

You guys do a great job in college retro gear!
Would like to see some other classic schools like Ucla, Duke and the Chris Jackson/ Mahmoud Abdul Rauf LSU Tiger shorts