Never Forget Tribute Classic: No. 17 Cincinnati loses tough one to No. 5 Florida 66-60
Cincinnati had a full week off after losing in the Crosstown Shootout the previous Saturday. They traveled to Newark, New Jersey to face No. 5 Florida in the Never Forget Tribute Classic.
Playing a team like Florida it was no time for Cincinnati to feel sorry for themselves and early they jumped out on them 10-2, but by the end of the half they were down 34-28.
In the second half the game went back and forth like a seesaw both teams made big plays, but turnovers and missed free throws did the Bearcats in. Down 60-59 senior forward split a pair of free throws that would’ve given the Bearcats the lead and in turn they didn’t score the rest of the game. They had a season high 21 turnovers and shot 26.7% from three. Jacob Evans had a clean look to tie the game and was clearly hit on the wrist, but the referees turned a blind eye to the play and they also missed a clear travel on a dunk attempt that was rebounded by Florida to seal the game.
The main thing that I took from this game is that Cincinnati only had four assists and missed a lot of lay ups, but in spite of that I like the way they played more aggressive for the most part.
Cane Broome led the team in scoring with 15 points, followed by Evans with 13 points, Kyle Washington with 11 points and Jarron Cumberland with 10 points. Evans and Washington combined for nine turnovers.
Now 7-2 overall they will welcome Mississippi State to BB&T Arena on Monday.
Per Bearcats TV
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