Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Cashmere Wright posted 17 points to lead No.
22 Cincinnati to a 77-66 win over Oregon in the championship game of the
Global Sports Classic.
Sean Kilpatrick had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Bearcats (6-0), who
also got 16 points from JaQuon Parker.
Carlos Emory had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (5-1), who saw E.J.
Single give 11 points and six boards. Arsalan Kazemi had nine points and 14
Cincinnati led from start to finish as the team scored the first nine points
with Kilpatrick's jumper giving the team a 9-0 lead just over three minutes
Consecutive 3-pointers from Wright and Kilpatrick made it a 31-14 game with
just over eight minutes to play in the half, but Oregon closed the frame with
the final eight points to make it a 42-33 game at the break.
Eight straight free throws from the Ducks got the team back into the game as
Ben Carter's two from the line cut their deficit to 45-43 close to six minutes
Oregon then went ahead a few minutes later thanks to an 8-0 run capped on a
Damyean Dotson layup that gave the team a 54-52 lead with under eight minutes
The Bearcats, though, answered with 11 straight points and Titus Rubles'
jumper gave the team a 63-54 advantage with 4 1/2 minutes remaining.
That proved to be the backbreaker as Oregon never got closer than eight for
the rest of the game.
The only other meeting between these two schools was in 2002, which Cincinnati
won ... Rubles finished with 13 points ... Cincinnati shot 37.5 percent while
Oregon made 34.5 percent of its shots.
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