Ucf 27 24 51
Cincinnati 30 39 69
Date of game: 1/23/2014

Recap: Cincinnati vs. UCF

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Sean Kilpatrick had 19 points, Justin Jackson scored 12 while tying his career high with seven blocks and No. 15 Cincinnati topped UCF, 69-51, at Fifth Third Arena.

Jackson added four steals and three assists in the Bearcats' (18-2, 7-0 AAC) 11th straight win. Jermaine Sanders supplied 10 points for Cincinnati, which has won 16 consecutive home games.

Calvin Newell paced UCF (9-8, 1-5) with 12 points.

"I thought we fought hard," said UCF head coach Donnie Jones. "We have to handle the ball better."

The Knights, who got 11 points from Staphon Blair, have dropped four games in a row.

Ahead by only three at halftime, the Bearcats opened the second half on a 25-8 run to seize firm control. The surge covered nearly the first 10 minutes and ended with Cincinnati in possession of a 55-35 lead.

UCF could only get within 13 as the Bearcats limited a 27th consecutive opponent to fewer than 70 points, the longest active streak in the nation.

Cincinnati shot 47.2 percent and held UCF to 38.5 percent shooting.

The Knights were up four in the first half, but Cincinnati ran off nine straight points to take an 18-13 lead with about nine minutes remaining.

A Jackson jumper made it 27-18 before UCF fought back to trim its deficit to 30-27 at the break.

"I thought we got a little sloppy in the first half and we've got to continue to improve and get hungry to play great collectively and individually for 40 minutes to get where we want to go and accomplish what we want to accomplish," said Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin.

Game Notes

Kilpatrick became the fifth player in school history to score 1,800 points ... Cincinnati is 7-0 in league play for the first time since an 8-0 start in Conference USA action in 2001-02 ... The Bearcats won the only previous meeting between these teams, 62-48, in Orlando on Dec. 30, 1983 ... The Knights made only 6-of-17 free throws.

Two ex-Vandy football players convicted of rape

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - A jury has found two former Vanderbilt football players guilty on all counts for their participation in an on-campus rape during June of 2013.

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Marlins finalize deal with Ichiro

The Miami Marlins officially announced the signing of 10-time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

LaVine, Antetokounmpo among Slam Dunk Contest participants

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo highlight a field of four players selected to participate in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

Blues ship Lapierre to Penguins

In a move made to accommodate two players in need of new surroundings, the St. Louis Blues sent forward Maxim Lapierre to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Marcel Goc.

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