Men's Basketball Recap: Dec. 19
#20 Cincinnati 77, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49
CINCINNATI, OH – Cane Broome led UC with 17 points, tying his season high. Jacob Evans III scored 12 for the Bearcats. Senior forward Gary Clark scored six points with six rebounds but failed to make a field goal for the first time since his sophomore year.
Travon Harper scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals to lead UAPB (0-13). The Golden Lions are in the midst of a 17-game road trip to start their season.
The two teams exchanged baskets to start the game. UC then scored the next 24 points to build a 26-2 lead before UAPB's Christian Robertson made a layup with 10:16 remaining in the first half to end a drought that lasted 8:45. At one point in the first half, the Bearcats made nine of 11 field goal attempts and finished the half with a 27-point lead.
The second half was a different story. After shooting 53.6 percent in the first half, UC made only 11 of 30 shots in the second for 36.7 percent. The Bearcats missed 10 of their last 12 shots.
Martaveous McKnight had 10 points while Joe’Randle Toliver had nine points, eight rebounds and three assists.
-Cincinnati Athletics contributed to part of this report.