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  • Third-seeded UCLA races past Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- If this is indeed the road to the Final Four for UCLA, the Bruins will look back on their Sunday game as the one they had to win before they could challenge college basketball's bluebloods for the national championship. The lights were brighter and the stakes were..." March 20

  • Cincinnati blows by Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- Troy Caupain drove inside against his defender, absorbed the contact and finished at the rim as the referee whistled for a foul that sent Cincinnati's senior guard to the free-throw line for a three-point play. Caupain pounded his chest, turned to the crowd and roared at a..." March 17

  • No. 12 SMU tops No. 15 Cincinnati for AAC title

    The Sports Xchange "Four years ago, Tim Jankovich had a tough decision. Would he stay at Illinois State, where he had a team capable of contending for the Missouri Valley Conference title, or would he become Larry Brown's coach-in-waiting at SMU? "It was one of the toughest decisions I've made in my life," he..." March 12

  • No. 15 Cincinnati survives Connecticut, reaches AAC final

    The Sports Xchange "Gary Clark lost part of a tooth Saturday and also missed time in the second half because of leg cramps. That doesn't even begin to compare with the damage the Cincinnati forward did to Connecticut's season. Going 15 of 16 at the foul line and scoring a game-high 25 points, Clark led..." March 11

  • Washington powers No. 15 Cincinnati past Tulsa

    The Sports Xchange "Troy Caupain missed a dunk early in the second half Friday night and gave a sheepish look toward the Cincinnati bench. It was one of the few things that went wrong for the No. 15 Bearcats during a 80-61 drumming of Tulsa in a quarterfinal round mismatch at the American Athletic Conference..." March 10

  • Clark helps No. 18 Cincinnati rout UConn

    The Sports Xchange "STORRS, Conn. -- The Cincinnati Bearcats woke up Sunday morning knowing they were locked into the No. 2 seed in the upcoming American Athletic Conference tournament. The Bearcats could not tie SMU for the regular-season championship and there was no shot at the No. 1 seed. Good day to just..." March 05

  • Bearcats use stifling defense to coast by Cougars

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Following a dismal performance in Sunday's loss at Central Florida, Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin was looking for a response from his team. Cronin liked what he saw from his players in practice, and that effort carried over to Thursday night. Gary Clark scored 14..." March 02

  • UCF upsets No. 15 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "Points figured to be at a premium when No. 15 Cincinnati and Central Florida got together for an American Athletic Conference matchup Sunday afternoon at CFE Arena in Orlando, Fla. And they were. The two teams came into the game holding their respective opponents to 61 points a game..." February 26

  • No. 15 Cincinnati tops Memphis to extend home streak

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin didn't feel the need to rant following the Bearcats' win over Memphis on Thursday. The numbers spoke for themselves. "They had 20 assists and shot 54 percent in our gym," Cronin said of the Tigers. "If that happens (in March),..." February 23

  • No. 18 Cincinnati drubs Tulsa, Cronin wins 300th

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 18 points and Jacob Evans added 17 as No. 18 Cincinnati defeated Tulsa 80-60 on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena, giving Mick Cronin his 300th career victory. Cronin improved to 300-156 in 14 seasons, including a 231-132 mark at Cincinnati, in a game the..." February 18

  • No. 18 Bearcats pull away to beat USF

    The Sports Xchange "Cincinnati was not especially sharp offensively, but the 18th-ranked Bearcats bounced back from their first loss in two months with a 68-54 victory over South Florida in an American Athletic Conference game Wednesday night at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Kevin Johnson scored 14 points for..." February 15

  • No. 25 SMU scores upset over No. 11 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "In a high-stakes, nationally-televised Top 25 men's basketball showdown Sunday afternoon, No. 25 Southern Methodist made a mammoth statement with a 60-51 defeat of No. 11 Cincinnati at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The Mustangs (22-4, 12-1 American) snapped UC's 15-game winning streak, avenged a..." February 12

  • Cincinnati beats Central Florida for 15th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Going into Wednesday night's game against Central Florida, No. 11 Cincinnati predictably focused its game plan on containing 7-foot-6 UCF center Tacko Fall. From the start, the Bearcats swarmed Fall every time he touched the ball and played keep-away behind the arc at the other..." February 09

  • No. 14 Bearcats stay perfect in AAC with win over UConn

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored a career-high 27 points and Gary Clark added 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 14 Cincinnati defeated Connecticut 82-68 before a sellout crowd of 13,428 on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena. Coach Mick Cronin was only worried about one number, and that was the..." February 04

  • No. 14 Bearcats edge Tulsa for 13th consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "Tied with the clock running inside 10 seconds, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin could have called timeout to set up his final shot. Instead, he opted to trust senior point guard Troy Caupain to carry the 14th-ranked Bearcats across the finish line. "I have a lot of faith in Troy," Cronin..." February 02

  • Cumberland helps No. 19 Bearcats roll over South Florida

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Coming off Thursday's emotional victory over crosstown rival Xavier, No. 19 Cincinnati dispelled any notion of a letdown early in Sunday's game against outmanned South Florida. Jarron Cumberland came off the bench to score a career-high 26 points on 6-of-9 from 3-point range,..." January 29

  • No. 19 Cincinnati snaps slide against No. 24 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- No. 19 Cincinnati had grown tired of losing to crosstown rival Xavier, which had beaten them three straight years. After trailing the Musketeers by eight points at halftime Thursday night, the Bearcats decided enough was enough. Jacob Evans scored 21 points and Troy Caupain..." January 26

  • No. 20 Cincinnati cruises past Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin knows all about the microwave mentality that has infected college sports. When a player isn't instantly successful and finds himself buried on the bench, usually he's looking to take his talents, if not to South Beach, then at least to another..." January 21

  • No. 20 Cincinnati tops Temple for 9th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- With Cincinnati trailing Temple by two points at halftime Wednesday night, Bearcats coach Mick Cronin needed to light a fire under his squad and change things up offensively. "When you win a bunch of games in a row, you have to win different ways," Cronin said. "You have to..." January 18

  • No. 22 Cincinnati sinks East Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin lost his voice in a game in which he saw his 22nd-ranked Bearcats struggle to get a 55-46 win over cold-shooting East Carolina on Sunday in an American Athletic Conference game in Greenville, N.C. "Coach will definitely stress that we didn't play up to our..." January 15

  • No. 22 Cincinnati holds off SMU

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Thursday night game between No. 22 Cincinnati and SMU came down to the final possession. In the end, the Bearcats won because they were the more efficient team over 40 minutes. Gary Clark scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and Troy Caupain added 16 points as..." January 13

  • No. 22 Cincinnati picks up road win in Houston

    The Sports Xchange "Kyle Washington nearly recorded his sixth double-double of the season to help No. 22 Cincinnati remain unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference with a 67-58 victory over Houston on Saturday night at Hofheniz Pavilion in Houston. Washington had 19 points and nine rebounds for Cincinnati...." January 08

  • Cumberland guides No. 23 Bearcats to easy win

    The Sports Xchange "There's buzz that this could be Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin's best team. The 23rd-ranked Bearcats looked like on Sunday. Freshman guard Jarron Cumberland scored a career-high 19 points off the bench, and senior point guard Troy Caupain did a little bit of everything in the Bearcats' 92-56..." January 01

  • No. 23 Cincinnati grinds out win over Temple

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Cincinnati doesn't mind playing ugly. Not in the slightest. Grind-it-out possessions and tough defensive stands are the Bearcats' hallmark under coach Mick Cronin, and they rode those qualities to appearances in each of the past six NCAA Tournaments. So it was no..." December 29

  • No. 24 Cincinnati survivies 3-point barrage against Marshall

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- No. 24 Cincinnati survived a 3-point shooting barrage by Marshall in the first half Thursday night, then got back to doing what it does best just in time to remain unbeaten at home. Troy Caupain's put-back with seven-tenths of a second remaining lifted the Bearcats to a..." December 22

  • No. 25 Cincinnati delivers early KO to FDU

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- By tournament time, Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin wants to be able to go eight or nine deep down his bench. In the past two games, Cincinnati's bench produced 107 points. That comes as no surprise to the starters, who say the subs often get the best of them at..." December 17

  • No. 25 Bearcats cruise past Texas Southern

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Jarron Cumberland didn't score more than four points in seven of his first nine games for 25th-ranked Cincinnati. On Tuesday night, the freshman guard came off the bench and responded with the best game of his career. Cumberland scored a career-high 18 points, and Gary Clark..." December 13

  • No. 16 Butler outclasses No. 22 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- For the first time this season, Butler junior forward Kelan Martin didn't start. After an off-game in one-point loss to Indiana State, Martin scored 20 points to lead No. 16 Butler to a 75-65 victory over No. 22 Cincinnati on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. "It was a..." December 10

  • Cincinnati routs Bowling Green

    The Sports Xchange "Kyle Washington scored a career-high 24 points to lead Cincinnati to an 85-56 victory over visiting Bowling Green on Sunday night at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Washington made 11 of 13 shots, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots for the Bearcats (7-1). Justin Jenifer came..." December 04

  • Cincinnati pulls out OT victory over No. 19 Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "Visiting Cincinnati put the brakes on Iowa State's high-powered offense on Thursday. The Bearcats held the No. 19 Cyclones to 36.7 percent overall shooting and just 2 of-8 from the field in overtime in a 55-54 come-from-behind victory at Hilton Coliseum. Cincinnati's Jacob Evans hit..." December 02

  • Cincinnati rebounds to top Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- What a difference a day made for Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. Saturday, when his No. 24 Bearcats had dropped a 76-71 decision to No. 21 Rhode Island, Cronin was snippy after the game, making it clear he wasn't happy with the way his team had played -- and with at least..." November 20

  • No. 21 Rhode Island rallies by No. 24 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm over his No. 21 Rams getting the chance to play No. 1 Duke Sunday in the championship game of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff. "I was coaching high school games seven years ago and driving vans around. Now we're nationally..." November 19

  • Big second half helps Cincinnati beat Albany

    The Sports Xchange "Jacob Evans scored 19 points, and Cincinnati pulled away from Albany in the second half of a 74-51 win Monday in a Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off game at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati. The Bearcats, who moved up to No. 24 in this week's Associated Press rankings, forced 22..." November 14

  • Cincinnati overpowers Brown 84-55

    The Sports Xchange "Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington provided the first-half sparks and veterans Troy Caupain and Gary Clark closed the deal in the second half as Cincinnati crushed Brown 84-55 on Friday in the first round of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-off tournament in Cincinnati. Evans scored 13..." November 11

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