UC Hoops: Bearcats Survive SMU

Cincinnati played another close game, and yet snatched another victory, 52-49 at SMU. The Bearcats (24-4, 13-2, 14th) were led again by Jarron Cumberland and his 12 points. Jahmal McMurray accounted for more than half of SMU’s (13-14, 5-10, 149th) points, with a game-high 27 points. The score reflected the low shooting percentages of both teams. The Bearcats shot 27% from the field, while the Mustangs shot 35%. However, UC was 14-15 from the free throw line while SMU was only 2-3. Rashawn Fredericks’ two late layups ensured a Cincy victory. The Cats’ will host Memphis (18-11, 10-6, 63rd) Saturday at 8 PM. TV: ESPNU Radio: 700 WLW

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Justin Jenifer scored six points for UC (The Enquirer).

2018-19 American Standings

TEAM CONF GB OVR
Houston 14-1 27-1
Cincinnati 13-2 1 24-4
UCF 11-4 3 21-6
Temple 10-5 4 20-8
Memphis 10-6 4.5 18-11
South Florida 7-8 7 18-10
Wichita State 7-8 7 14-13
Tulsa 7-9 7.5 17-12
SMU 5-10 9 13-14
UConn 4-11 10 13-15
East Carolina 3-12 11 10-17
Tulane 0-15 14 4-23
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