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

UC Hoops: Cincinnati Takes Down Connecticut

Cincinnati was able to hold of a rally at Connecticut to win 64-60 Sunday. Keith Williams led UC with 12 points, while Justin Jenifer and Cane Broome each added 10 points for UC (23-4, 12-2, 15th). Broome had the game-clinching three-pointer in his hometown of Hartford. UConn (13-14, 4-10, 139th) was led by Christian Vital (14) and Alterique Gilbert (13) in scoring. The Bearcats entered the both mainstream polls this week (AP/Coaches’: No. 23/22). Cincinnati will play at SMU (13-13, 5-9, 144th) Wednesday night at 9 PM. TV: CBSSN Radio: 700 WLW

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Cane Broome’s clutch three-pointer clinched the game for UC (AP/Hill).

2018-19 American Standings

TEAM CONF GB OVR
Houston 13-1 26-1
Cincinnati 12-2 1 23-4
UCF 10-4 3 20-6
Temple 10-4 3 20-7
Memphis 9-6 4.5 17-11
South Florida 7-7 6 18-9
Wichita State 6-8 7 13-13
Tulsa 6-9 7.5 16-12
SMU 5-9 8 13-13
UConn 4-10 9 13-14
East Carolina 3-11 10 10-16
Tulane 0-14 13 4-22

 

UC Hoops: Bearcats Beat UCF

Cincinnati got their biggest win of the season Thursday night versus UCF, 60-55. The home victory strengthens the solid tournament resume for the Bearcats (22-4, 11-2, 15th). Justin Jenifer (12), Keith Williams (12), and Jarron Cumberland (11) all scored double-digits for UC. Aubrey Dawkins led the Knights (19-6, 9-4, 31st) with 18 points. Central Florida remains “on the bubble” for the NCAA tournament. The Cats’ will continue play at Connecticut (13-13, 4-9, 135th) on Sunday at 2 PM. TV: ESPN Radio: 700 WLW

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Justin Jenifer led the Cats’ with 12 points (The Enquirer).

2018-19 American Standings

TEAM CONF GB OVR
Houston 12-1 25-1
Cincinnati 11-2 1 22-4
UCF 9-4 3 19-6
Temple 9-4 3 19-7
Memphis 8-6 4.5 16-11
South Florida 7-6 5 18-8
Wichita State 6-7 6 13-12
Tulsa 6-8 6.5 16-11
SMU 5-8 7 13-12
UConn 4-9 8 13-13
East Carolina 2-11 10 9-16
Tulane 0-13 12 4-21

UC Hoops: Bearcats Win at Home

Cincinnati defended homecourt by beating Wichita State 72-62, Sunday. The victory brings Cincy (21-4, 10-2, 17th) back on the winning side after losing to Houston last week. The Bearcats were led by Jarron Cumberland’s 27 points including six three-pointers. ┬áThe Shockers (12-12, 10-2, 110th) were led by Dexter Dennis’ 14 points and 13 rebounds. Wichita St. was also able to outrebound UC 51-42. The Bearcats entered into the top 25 of the Coaches Poll this week. Cincinnati plays host to UCF (19-5, 9-3, 29th) Thursday night at 7 PM. TV: ESPN2 Radio: 700 WLW

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Jarron Cumberland (34) scored 27 points for the Bearcats (The Enquirer).

AAC Standings

TEAM CONF GB OVR
Houston 12-1 25-1
Cincinnati 10-2 1.5 21-4
UCF 9-3 2.5 19-5
Temple 9-4 3 19-7
South Florida 7-6 5 17-8
Memphis 7-6 5 15-11
Tulsa 6-7 6 16-10
Wichita State 5-7 6.5 12-12
UConn 4-8 7.5 13-12
SMU 4-8 7.5 12-12
East Carolina 2-11 10 9-16
Tulane 0-12 11.5 4-20

UC Hoops: Bearcats Outlast Memphis

Cincinnati secured an excellent road win Thursday night, over Memphis 69-64. This win is a key road victory for the Bearcats (20-3, 8-1, 16th). The Cats’ were led by Jarron Cumberland’s 17 points and six assists. Justin Jenifer had 14, and Tre Scott added 13. UC was able to survive shooting less than 40% from the field, and 12-22 in free throws. Memphis (13-10, 4-5, 83rd), meanwhile, was led by Jeremiah Martin’s 26. The Tigers led at the half 35-29. UM has lost only twice at home this season, the other to AP No. 1 Tennessee. Cincinnati will play at Houston (22-1, 8-1, 3rd) in a highly anticipated matchup Sunday at 4:00 p.m. TV: ESPN Radio: 700 WLW

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Jarron Cumberland had 17 points and six assists (AP/Brandon Dill).

 

 

UC Hoops: Cats’ Take Down Tulsa

Cincinnati defeated Tulsa 88-64 Thursday night at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats (17-3, 5-1, 21st) were led by Jarron Cumberland’s 23 points and Justin Jenifer’s 16. Together the two were 11-20 in three-point field goals. The Golden Hurricane (12-8, 2-5, 88th) were helped by Sterling Taplin’s 12 points and DaQuan Jeffries’ 11 points. Cincinnati will play Temple (15-4, 4-1, 24th) Sunday in Philadelphia.

 

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Jarron Cumberland (34) scored 23 points in the victory over Tulsa.