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Seton Hall vs Cincinnati

Cincinnati 62, Seton Hall 57

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Dion Dixon scored 20 points and Cashmere Wright added 13 for a Cincinnati team that never trailed in a 62-57 Big East win over Seton Hall on Saturday.

JaQuon Parker also reached double figures with 12 points for the Bearcats, who jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first 4:16 before a near-sellout crowd of 13,003, 173 short of capacity at Fifth Third Arena.

Cincinnati (19-8, 9-5) has won two straight and three out of four going into a conference matchup Thursday with No. 19 Louisville in Cincinnati.

Fuquan Edwin and Jordan Theodore each scored 15 points for the streaky Pirates (18-9, 7-8), who had won three straight after a six-game losing streak. They are scheduled to face 10th-ranked Georgetown at home on Tuesday.

Herb Pope scored six points in the second half to finish with 10 for Seton Hall.

Cincinnati led by 14 points, 44-30, with 14:35 left in the second half before Seton Hall cut the lead to four points twice in the last 30 seconds, but Dixon made two free throws and Parker addd one - all on the front end of bonus situations - to hold off the Pirates.

Cincinnati made six of its first 10 3-pointers to open a 30-15 lead with 5:31 left in the first half against the Big East's second-best 3-point defense. The Bearcats settled for a 37-28 halftime lead behind Dixon's 11 points and 10 from Wright.

Cincinnati's Yancy Gates, who was suspended for six games for his part in the brawl that ended Cincinnati's 76-53 loss at Xavier on Dec. 10 with 34 seconds left, drew a technical in this one after vehemently ripping the ball away from Theodore. The two were wrestling for a rebound with 4:54 left in the first half.

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B. Mobley, F161-40-03032
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Marshall0-04-8308
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