Cincinnati holds on to beat IPFW 65-59

Published Nov. 20, 2010 1:52 p.m. ET

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Yancy Gates and Sean Kilpatrick scored 13 points each, leading Cincinnati to a 65-59 win over IPFW on Saturday.

Rashad Bishop scored 11 points and Dion Dixon added 10 for Cincinnati (2-0). IPFW (1-2) switched to a zone in the second half and shut down the Bearcats, who made only six field goals and scored 20 points in the second half.

Cincinnati led 9-2 early, but the Mastodons twice cut the lead to one before Kilpatrick came off the bench and guided a 14-5 Cincinnati run. Kilpatrick hit a 3-pointer, got a rebound, had an assist, scored a 2-point basket and made a free throw during a 4:07 stretch that gave Cincinnati a 34-24 lead.

Gates scored 11 points in the first half as the Bearcats built a 45-32 halftime lead. Kilpatrick scored seven points in the second half as the Mastodons threatened but got no closer than four points.

Frank Gaines led IPFW with 16 points.

Updated November 20, 2010