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No. 12 Cincinnati bust the clock on Savannah State in season opener, 107-77

Ranked No. 12 in the nation the Cincinnati Bearcats played their first regular season game Friday afternoon against the Savannah State Tigers. If you haven’t been following the program since last season, things will be a little different this season all of their home games will be at BB&T Arena the home of the Northern Kentucky Norse in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Some games they will be playing on Horizon League floor and some games they will be on the familiar Cincinnati black & red.

This team is very talented and they started out fast scoring 60 points by the half, but they allowed 40 points to the Tigers. The Bearcats are a super talented team, but the one knock on today’s performance was turnovers, while they forced 17 turnovers they had 20 turnovers, if you know Mick Cronin turnovers and rebounding are the things he harps on the most. They outrebounded 65-32 which is a huge 33 rebound margin.

The Bearcats won 107-77 and had six players in double digits led by junior guard Jacob Evans III with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting (4-for-11 from three). Cane Broome had 17 points, followed by Justin Jenifer with 15 points, Gary Clark notched a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Jarron Cumberland had 10 points and freshman Keith Williams had 10 points also.

Gary Clark is the 51st player in school history to join the 1,000 point club, congrats to Mr. Clark.

The Bearcats are 1-0 and face Western Carolina on Monday at BB&T Arena.

Managing Editor of Bearcat Insider, I’ve been on the BCI team the last couple of years. I made the final four in the Biggest Big East Fan contest in 2011, I covered UC also on Cincy on the Prowl. I’m just a lefty trying to get buckets in this game called life Van Exel style.

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