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.