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.