Cincinnati 29 43 72
Marshall 25 31 56
Date of game: 12/15/2012

Recap: Marshall vs. Cincinnati

Charleston, WV (Sports Network) - Cashmere Wright posted 14 points to help No. 11 Cincinnati stay undefeated with a 72-56 win over Marshall.

Sean Kilpatrick had 13 points and six rebounds while Justin Jackson gave 10 points for the Bearcats (10-0), who have won their past three games by double- digits.

"I was able to get in the second half and make shots for my team, rebound the ball and (play) defense," Kilpatrick said. "That's something we preach about every day. Defense wins games on the road."

D.D. Scarver had 20 points as did Elijah Pittman for the Thundering Herd (6-5), who have lost two of their last three.

Marshall used the long ball early to get on the board, with their first 12 points coming off of 3-pointers.

However, the fourth bucket didn't come until nearly nine minutes in, when the Herd's Tamron Manning buried a trey to cut Cincinnati's lead to 15-12.

The Bearcats continued to stay in front the rest of the half, though never leading by less than three points, and took a 29-25 edge into the break.

A 7-0 spurt in the second half allowed Cincinnati to create some distance, with Wright capping the run with a 3-pointer for a 46-35 lead with 13 1/2 minutes to play.

Marshall got it back to eight later on after D.D. Scarver hit a 3-pointer to make it a 56-48 contest, but Kilpatrick hit a 3-ball and a layup sandwiched around a basket from teammate Jermaine Sanders layup to give Cincinnati a 63-48 lead with under seven minutes to play.

The Thundering Herd never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

"We were inept offensively," Marshall coach Tom Herrion admitted. "We were not able to get into any flow or rhythm offensively. Twenty turnovers are going to cause a problem any night."

Game Notes

Cincinnati holds a 20-12 lead in the series with Marshall ... Cincinnati hosts Xavier on Wednesday ... This was the Bearcats' first true road game of the season ... The Bearcats shot 45.3 percent in the game, while the Thundering Herd made just 39.5 percent of their shots ... Marshall played the game without leading scorer DeAndre Kane, who has an injury to his shooting hand. The guard is averaging 15 points per game and is second in the nation in assists per game at 8.5.

Barnum hopes to lift Portland State in 2015

Portland State and new coach Bruce Barnum will face two FBS opponents and five teams at home as part of an 11-game 2015 schedule announced on Thursday.

NASCAR News
Pence breaks arm, out 6-to-8 weeks

The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants will be without a key regular for perhaps the first month of the 2015 season after All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence fractured his left forearm in Thursday's spring training game.

Blazers' Matthews ruptures Achilles in win

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Trail Blazers announced after their 94-75 win over the Dallas Mavericks that shooting guard Wesley Matthews will miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Ovechkin ruled out vs. Wild

Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin will not play in Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild due to a lower-body injury.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.