CINCINNATI (AP) — 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.
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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.