No. 6 Cincinnati steam rolls UCF for 15th straight victory
The Cincinnati Bearcats came into Tuesday night’s contest ranked No. 6 in the AP and Coaches Poll the highest since 2004. Yes, that is the Huggins era and the Bearcats welcomed in Tacko Fall’ist UCF Knights into BB&T Arena.
The first half didn’t go well for the guests, the Knights only shot 19 percent from the field on 26 shot attempts.
Starters Kyle Washington and Justin Jenifer led the charge with nine points apiece. It was good to see Jenifer hitting a few threes in the first half (He knocked down three) he is more the floor general of the team so when he is taking smart shots he makes the Bearcats even more dangerous. Freshman swingman Trevor Moore provided a spark off the bench with eight points knocking down two three’s. The home team only shot 32 percent from the field, but went into the half with a 33-13 lead.
Gary Clark came out in the first four minutes of the half and scored 10 points within that span to help push the Bearcats lead to 30 points. The play of that sequence was Clark blocking a three, turning into a one man fastbreak finishing it with a two hand dunk. The game stayed dominate for the Bearcats the won the battle on the boards 48-31 and held the Knights without a made three pointer.
The Bearcats are now 22-2 overall and 11-0 in the AAC after 77-40 win. For their 15th straight win and 39th straight win at home.
Moore was the leading scorer with 14 points.