Cincinnati 95, Chicago St. 60

Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points to lead six Cincinnati players

in double figures as the red-hot Bearcats rolled to a 95-60 win

over winless Chicago State on Friday night.

Cashmere Wright scored 14 before leaving the game with more than

10 minutes remaining, and four players – Jeremiah Davis III, Dion

Dixon, Justin Jackson and Ge’Lawn Guyn – added 11 each for

Cincinnati before a crowd of 5,321 at 13,176-seat Fifth Third

Arena.

Cincinnati (9-3), which scored 101 points in each of its two

previous games, fell short of becoming the first team in school

history to score at least 100 in three consecutive games. The

Bearcats, who are off until meeting Oklahoma next Thursday, set

season highs with 16 3-pointers and 35 attempts.

Jeremy Robinson scored 18 points and D’Jari Nelson had 10 to

lead Chicago State (0-13), which was playing the first of four

consecutive road games.

Cincinnati is 4-0 since Yancy Gates, Octavius Ellis and Cheikh

Mbodj were suspended for three games each following the brawl with

then-No. 8 Xavier on Dec. 10 that prompted officials to stop the

game with 9.4 seconds remaining. The 76-53 loss to the Musketeers

was the Bearcats’ only setback in their last seven games.

Kilpatrick scored 11 points, Wright and Dixon had nine each and

the Bearcats, who connected on a combined 29 3-pointers in their

previous two games, went 9 for 20 from long range while building a

48-24 halftime lead. They ended the half on a 21-2 run and kept the

Cougars scoreless for more than five minutes.