Recap: Cincinnati vs. NC State
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points and Justin Jackson recorded a double-double as the Cincinnati Bearcats earned a 68-57 victory over the NC State Wolfpack in a non-conference affair at Fifth Third Arena.
Jackson had 10 points to match 10 rebounds and also blocked four shots for Cincinnati (2-0). Titus Rubles added 14 points and seven rebounds.
Ralston Turner and T.J. Warren each scored 13 points while Warren ripped down 10 rebounds for NC State (1-1). Desmond Lee chipped in 10 points as well.
Stingy defense colored the first half as the teams entered halftime tied at 35-35. Cincinnati had a bit more success from the floor overall (11-of-27) but NC State made up for a shooting percentage below 40 percent by netting 4-of-9 shots from beyond the arc.
Both teams continued to struggle on offense in the second half. The Bearcats were only able to connect on 38.5 percent of their shots from the floor but held the Wolfpack to only eight total field goals. The Bearcats also hit 12- of-17 shots from the free throw line to pull away for the win.
Led by Rubles and Jackson the Bearcats had a 36-22 edge on points in the paint while the Wolfpack were the better team in scoring off turnovers (15-6).Game Notes