Seton Hall vs Cincinnati

Cincinnati 62, Seton Hall 57


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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Seton Hall Pirates
H. Pope, F353-114-8142210
B. Mobley, F161-40-03032
F. Edwin, G387-150-031315
J. Theodore, G366-213-365415
A. Cosby, G342-60-03025
P. Auda293-50-06117
F. Wilson81-30-01213
H. Karlis40-10-00000
Totals 23-667-1139111657
Cincinnati Bearcats
Y. Gates, F312-61-28135
D. Dixon, G395-148-1065120
S. Kilpatrick, G353-80-04307
J. Parker, G324-92-470112
C. Wright, G284-62-220213
J. Jackson181-40-02432
G. Guyn91-30-00003
C. Mbodj50-00-01010
J. Davis30-00-01010
Totals 20-5013-1837131262
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Johns10-821-1244
Seton Hall6-1216-1597

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
Western Ky.12-620-12117
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
So. Miss4-149-20283
Other games
Louisville 90 Final
DEP 82
MU 79 Final
UConn 64
Wich St 91 Final
UNLV 45 Final
N Mexico 65
Florida St 76 Final
MD 44 Final
Virginia 71
K-State 57 Final
Baylor 56
Missouri 71 Final
Tx A&M 62
SDSU 56 Final
AF 58
Ole Miss 62 Final
Kentucky 77
CLEM 52 Final
NC 74
Florida 98 Final
Arkansas 68
STMA 51 Final
GTOWN 63 Final
GONZ 65 Final
San Fran 66
TTU 50 Final
Kansas 83
Ohio St 51 Final
Michigan 56
ND 74 Final