XU Hoops: Xavier Keeps Rolling, Beats ‘Nova

Xavier chose a good time to play its best basketball, by winning four games in a row, and beating Villanova at home 66-54 Sunday. Naji Marshall had 17 points for the Musketeers (15-13, 7-8, 102nd). Marshall was a major catalyst in the 17-0 run XU had in the second half that broke the game wide open. Phil Booth had 14 points for the Wildcats (20-8, 11-4, 30th), but 12 of those came in the first half. This win is only the second time Xavier has beaten Villanova in 13 past meetings. The Muskies’ will play at St. John’s (20-8, 8-7, 36th) Thursday night at 6:30 PM. TV: FS1 Radio: 700 WLW

Naji Marshall had 17 points in XU’s fourth straight victory (USA Today Sports/Victores).

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

2013 Bearcats Football Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Purdue
Sept. 7 at Illinois
Sept. 14 vs. Northwestern State
Sept. 21 at Miami Univ.
TBD Boise State
TBD @Memphis
TBD Louisville
TBD @Rutgers
TBD Connecticut
TBD @San Diego State
TBD Central Florida
TBD @South Florida

Bold=Conference Games

Big East Conference 2013:

East Division:
UCF
Cincinnati
Connecticut
Louisville
Rutgers
USF
West Division:
Boise State
Houston
Memphis
SD State
SMU
Temple

Note: There will be a Big East Championship Game between the East and West champions.