Cincinnati uses 2nd half to down Samford 70-55
CINCINNATI (AP) Kyle Washington scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Gary Clark added 13 points and seven boards to lead Cincinnati to a 70-55 win over Samford on Wednesday night.
Cincinnati (4-1) trailed 35-30 at halftime and tightened up the defense in the second half in which Samford (2-2) shot 6 for 29 from the field (20.7 percent). The Bearcats outscored Samford 21-6 in the first 10 minutes after intermission and led 51-41 on Troy Maupin's 3. The Bearcats led by double digits the rest of the way.
Demetrius Denzel-Dyson led Samford with 14 points and Triston Chambers added 12.
The Bearcats raced to a 13-2 lead punctuated by Washington's dunk with 13:59 left before the break. Samford rallied outscoring Cincinnati 31-4 over the next 10 minutes and led 33-17 on Justin Hopkins' 3.
Cincinnati then used a 13-2 run to get back in it.
Despite shooting just 4 for 20 from 3, the Bearcats dominated the interior outscoring Samford 30-10.