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No. 12 Cincinnati wins inaugural Cayman Islands Classic

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) Gary Clark scored 17 points, Kyle Washington had his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 12 Cincinnati won the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic 78-53 over Wyoming on Wednesday night.

Clark was named the MVP of the three-game event with 49 points, 28 boards and seven assists. Jacob Evans was also on the all-tournament team for the Bearcats.

For the second straight game, Cincinnati (6-0) jumped out to a big lead.

''This is a good start to the season,'' Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. ''You practice winning three in row, but down here you have to focus especially with fun in sun.''

Clark scored the game's first nine points - and his teams' opening 13 points - and Cincinnati extended it to 20-2 after nine minutes. Wyoming only made one field goal in the final six minutes of the half but Louis Adams' basket pulled the Cowboys within 37-20 at the break.

Clark only played nine minutes in the first half because of two fouls, but he hit 6 of 8 field goals. He made the first basket after halftime and Wyoming had one field goal in the first five minutes to trail 47-24 after Evans' 3-pointer.

Evans and Cane Broome each added 10 points for Cincinnati.

''They all wished we would have had a few more days in the ocean,'' Cronin said. ''I can't imagine to have a better place to play. We'll be back in four years if invited.''

On Tuesday night, Jarron Cumberland opened the scoring with 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and Evans hit another before Richmond scored. When Justin Jenifer hit a 3 just beyond the five-minute mark, Cincinnati was up 14-4. The Bearcats beat the Spiders 75-48 to advance to the title game.

Cumberland was just 2 of 6 from the floor against Wyoming.

Hayden Dalton led Wyoming (4-1) with three 3-pointers and 15 points. Alan Herndon and Louis Adams each added 12 points for the Cowboys, who were outrebounded 43-28.

The Cowboys were just 6-of-31 shooting with 15:13 remaining in the game.

''They came out more assertive and I thought that we played more on our heels and were passive,'' Wyoming coach Allen Edwards said. ''Momentum took its place early and from that point we were fighting trying to get back in the game.''

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Wyoming hosts Division II New Mexico Highlands on Sunday.

Cincinnati returns home to face Alabama State on Monday.

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Key Players
A. Herndon
J. Evans III
24.0 Min. Per Game 24.0
12.0 Pts. Per Game 12.0
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
38.1 Field Goal % 47.9
33.3 Three Point % 44.0
63.2 Free Throw % 68.4
  Lost ball turnover on Sam Martin, stolen by Cody Kelley 2.0
+ 1 Cody Kelley made 2nd of 2 free throws 24.0
+ 1 Cody Kelley made 1st of 2 free throws 24.0
  Personal foul on Sam Martin 24.0
+ 1 Eliel Nsoseme made 2nd of 2 free throws 30.0
  Personal foul on Sam Martin 24.0
  Eliel Nsoseme missed 1st of 2 free throws 30.0
  Shooting foul on Jordan Naughton 30.0
+ 3 Brodricks Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sam Averbuck 56.0
+ 2 Cane Broome made tip-in 1:08
  Offensive rebound by Cane Broome 1:10
Team Stats
Points 53 78
Field Goals 15-48 (31.3%) 31-62 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 6-21 (28.6%) 7-14 (50.0%)
Free Throws 17-25 (68.0%) 9-14 (64.3%)
Total Rebounds 28 43
Offensive 4 11
Defensive 18 24
Team 6 8
Assists 10 12
Steals 3 8
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 13 10
Fouls 15 19
Technicals 0 1
15 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
17 PTS, 6 REB
12T
away team logo Wyoming 4-1 203353
home team logo 12 Cincinnati 6-0 374178
Team Stats
away team logo Wyoming 4-1 65.8 PPG 34.1 RPG 10.3 APG
home team logo 12 Cincinnati 6-0 71.7 PPG 39.3 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
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H. Dalton F PPG RPG APG FG%
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G. Clark F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
H. Dalton F 15 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
G. Clark F 17 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
31.3 FG% 50.0
28.6 3PT FG% 50.0
68.0 FT% 64.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Dalton 15 5 1 4/11 3/9 4/5 4 32 0 0 1 0 5
A. Herndon 12 6 3 4/8 1/3 3/5 0 33 0 1 1 2 4
L. Adams 12 3 0 5/14 0/2 2/4 2 34 0 1 3 1 2
N. Redding 2 3 1 0/4 0/0 2/2 1 23 1 0 1 0 3
A. Aka Gorski 2 2 1 0/3 0/2 2/2 1 21 0 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Dalton 15 5 1 4/11 3/9 4/5 4 32 0 0 1 0 5
A. Herndon 12 6 3 4/8 1/3 3/5 0 33 0 1 1 2 4
L. Adams 12 3 0 5/14 0/2 2/4 2 34 0 1 3 1 2
N. Redding 2 3 1 0/4 0/0 2/2 1 23 1 0 1 0 3
A. Aka Gorski 2 2 1 0/3 0/2 2/2 1 21 0 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Maldonado 5 1 2 1/5 1/3 2/5 2 19 1 0 1 0 1
B. Jones 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Kelley 2 1 1 0/1 0/1 2/2 2 17 1 0 4 0 1
S. Averbuck 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
A. Moemeka 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 11 0 1 0 1 0
J. Naughton 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Mueller 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Mack - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 22 10 15/48 6/21 17/25 15 200 3 3 13 4 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Clark 17 6 0 8/12 0/2 1/1 3 21 1 2 1 2 4
K. Washington 16 11 1 8/12 0/0 0/1 3 29 0 2 1 4 7
J. Evans III 10 2 5 4/11 2/3 0/0 4 34 1 0 3 0 2
J. Jenifer 7 3 2 2/4 2/2 1/2 1 25 0 0 0 2 1
J. Cumberland 6 2 1 2/6 1/2 1/2 2 25 1 1 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Clark 17 6 0 8/12 0/2 1/1 3 21 1 2 1 2 4
K. Washington 16 11 1 8/12 0/0 0/1 3 29 0 2 1 4 7
J. Evans III 10 2 5 4/11 2/3 0/0 4 34 1 0 3 0 2
J. Jenifer 7 3 2 2/4 2/2 1/2 1 25 0 0 0 2 1
J. Cumberland 6 2 1 2/6 1/2 1/2 2 25 1 1 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Broome 10 2 3 4/8 0/1 2/2 2 14 2 0 2 2 0
K. Williams 4 0 0 1/3 1/2 1/2 0 11 1 0 0 0 0
T. Moore 3 3 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 3
T. Scott 2 4 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 12 0 0 1 0 4
N. Brooks 2 2 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 2 10 2 0 1 1 1
E. Nsoseme 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bart 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Martin 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
J. Koz - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Diarra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 35 12 31/62 7/14 9/14 19 200 8 5 10 11 24