Cincinnati 68, Dayton 34
Dion Dixon scored 20 points and Cincinnati continued its best
start in six seasons with an easy 68-34 win over defending
NIT-champion Dayton on Saturday night.
Rashad Bishop was the only other player to score in double
figures with 10 points – all in the first half – as the Bearcats
sent the Flyers to their worst loss since they lost by 53, 116-63,
at Cincinnati on Feb. 12, 1995.
The win was Cincinnati’s biggest since a 37-point victory,
94-57, over Texas Southern on Dec. 1, 2009.
Cincinnati is 5-0 for the first time since the 2004-2005 team –
Bob Huggins’ last as the Bearcats’ coach – started 10-0 on its way
to a 25-8 season that ended with a loss to Kentucky in the second
round of the NCAA tournament.
Juwan Staten scored seven points to lead Dayton (5-1), which
shot just .200 (12-for-60) from the field.