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                  === No. 11 Cincinnati tops Wright State ===
 
 Cincinnati,  OH (Sports  Network) -  JaQuon Parker  poured in  a game-high  21
 points as 11th-ranked Cincinnati defeated Wright State, 68-58, on Saturday.
 
 Sean  Kilpatrick dropped  in 12  and  Titus Rubles  added 11  points and  nine
 boards for the Bearcats (12-0), who improved to 8-0 at home this season.
 
 "That was a great game for us today. Really hard team to play with our style
 because you can't press them," said Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin. "They
 are too well-coached and they have too quick of a point guard. We couldn't
 have trapped him with two guys. I may have been able to run three at him, but
 he may have gotten by all three of them."
 
 Jerran  Young  had 14  points and  10 rebounds and  JT Yoho  scored 13 for the
 Raiders (8-4), who are 0-9 all-time against Cincinnati.
 
 "We had an opportunity to be up 15 points at the half. There's no question if
 you go back and look at the film. We shot 25 percent, you guys know
 basketball," said Wright State head coach Billy Donlon. "We shot 25 percent in
 the first half, we shot 39 percent in the second half and we had much easier
 shots in the first half than in the second. When you come on the road and you
 have the opportunity to make some shots, you've got to make them. You have to
 make them."
 
 Wright  State led 15-11 just past the midway point of the first half when Yoho
 buried  a 3-ball,  but Cincinnati used a  7-0 surge to take an 18-15 lead with
 just over seven minutes to go.
 
 The  Raiders, though, closed the half on a 14-4 run and took a 28-22 lead into
 the break.
 
 The  Bearcats opened the second half on a 14-6 burst to take a 36-34 with just
 five minutes played and never looked back.
 
 Cincinnati  scored the  next nine points to  go up 45-35, but Wright State was
 able to shave the lead to 45-39 with 11:53 left.
 
 The  Bearcats used a 15-6 run to go up 60-45 at the 6:06 mark. Kendall Griffin
 nailed a triple before adding a layup with 44 seconds left to pull the Raiders
 within  66-58, but  Wright State  failed  to score  the  rest of  the way  and
 Cincinnati held on for the win.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bearcats  outscored the  Raiders 36-18  in the paint  and 25-9 on second-
 chance points ... Wright State had a three-game winning streak snapped.
 
 
 
 
 12/22 23:22:57 ET

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