No. 25 Cincinnati dominates UCLA 77-63
No. 25 Cincinnati traveled to Los Angeles, California to face UCLA Saturday afternoon. Cincinnati has had four tough games in a row and this was the last for the murderous four. Before the game started I stated if they could get through this span 2-2 #BearcatNation should be happy (I’d personally be happy).
UCLA jumped out to an 8-3 lead, but Cincinnati didn’t allow that stop them as they had an 18-0 run in the first half to take a 36-23 lead into the half. Freshman Keith Williams gave the Bearcats quality minutes today and during the first half scored his four points.
In the second half the Bearcats held serve winning 77-63. It was a complete game by the team Gary Clark made plays all day on both sides of the court he had a multiple block sequence to prevent a lay up that just seemed to energize the whole team. Kyle Washington played his best game of the 2017-18 season he didn’t rush and played with a purpose. Also the point guard position was solid once again as Cane Broome and Justin Jenifer split time and combined for 16 points, four assists and one turnover.
Washington lead the Bearcats with 19 points, Jacob Evans was aggressive again and finished with 16 points, Clark finished with a double double 10 points and 11 rebounds (four assists, three blocks and three steals) and Jarron Cumberland finished with 10 points.
Cincinnati won the turnover battle 18-9 which was great especially on the road. They also shot 46.6% from the field and 47.1% from three and 17 assists on 27 made shots.
Now 9-2 overall the Bearcats will have a few easier games until AAC play starts Decemember 31st. This is how you wanted to see this team play on the road against a quality opponent, quality win for a quality team.
— Cincinnati MBB (@GoBearcatsMBB) December 16, 2017