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Cumberland leads Cincinnati over Western Michigan 78-52

CINCINNATI (AP) No listless start for Jarron Cumberland this time. Encouraged by his coach to assert himself from the outset, Cincinnati's junior guard shot early and had a career night.

Cumberland scored half of Cincinnati's points during an opening 22-4 run, and he matched his career high with 27 points on Monday night while leading the Bearcats to a 78-52 victory over Western Michigan.

Cincinnati (3-1) concluded a four-game stretch that opened its rebuilt on-campus arena, winning the last three after a loss to Ohio State.

Following a 76-64 win over Milwaukee , coach Mick Cronin pushed Cumberland - the Bearcats' top returning scorer - to be more aggressive at the start of games. The junior guard saw video of the coach's postgame media session and took it to heart.

''I watched the press conference after the last game,'' Cumberland said. ''I do need to get started at the beginning of games and not wait until the second half. I need to play a whole game.''

Cronin reminded him before the game about his slow starts, joking that he would have the trainer give him smelling salts if necessary to get him going.

''I think it worked,'' Cronin said. ''He came out ready to play.''

Cumberland made 5 of his first 6 shots as the Bearcats quickly took control and had 19 points in the first half. Cumberland finished 11 of 19 from the field and had a team-high six assists. Nysier Brooks added 15 points and 10 rebounds, his second straight double-double.

Michael Flowers scored 23 points - 18 in the first half - and had a team-high seven rebounds for Western Michigan (3-2). The Broncos had more turnovers (8) than shots attempted (7) during Cincinnati's opening spurt, managing only one field goal.

''Early on they jumped up on us big, and I thought that we were timid,'' coach Steve Hawkins said. ''I felt like we had our spots but we didn't attack.''

Western Michigan never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way, with Cincinnati leading by as many as 26.

BIG PICTURE

Western Michigan: The Broncos made 16 3-pointers against NAIA Aquinas College on Saturday, one shy of the school record. They were 6 of 20 against the Bearcats.

Cincinnati: Point guard Justin Jenifer missed a win over Milwaukee on Friday night with a stomach virus. He started on Monday, played 18 minutes, missed all four of his shots and had five assists.

SPEAK UP

Cronin said Cumberland's next big challenge is to become more assertive with teammates and help the newcomers do things right on the floor. Cumberland is one of the quietest players but he's counted on to provide leadership this season.

''That's his biggest adjustment,'' Cronin said. ''He's got to do it, though. If we're going to be any good, we need his voice and not just his points.''

SERIES STUFF

The teams hadn't played since Dec. 17, 1966. The Bearcats have won their last eight meetings and lead the series 16-1.

AT THE LINE

Western Michigan did a good job drawing fouls, but the Broncos were only 16 of 31 on free throws, with center Seth Dugan going 6 of 14. The Bearcats were 13 of 17 on free throws.

''Our free throws just killed us down the stretch,'' Hawkins said.

DOUBLES ALL AROUND

Brooks (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Trevon Scott (15 and 10) had their first career double-doubles during the win over Milwaukee. Brooks followed it with the second of his career, helping Cincinnati dominate the boards 42-27.

UP NEXT

Both teams head to Niceville, Florida, for the next round of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Broncos play Southern on Friday, while the Bearcats play George Mason.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Cincinnati  
19:40 +2 Keith Williams made layup, assist by Justin Jenifer 0-2
19:09   Bad pass turnover on Michael Flowers, stolen by Keith Williams  
19:00   Tre Scott missed jump shot  
18:58   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  
18:49   Turnover on Michael Flowers  
18:34 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot, assist by Justin Jenifer 0-4
18:12 +3 Michael Flowers made 3-pt. jump shot 3-4
17:51 +2 Jarron Cumberland made layup 3-6
17:25   Seth Dugan missed jump shot  
17:23   Defensive rebound by Keith Williams  
17:11 +2 Tre Scott made hook shot, assist by Jarron Cumberland 3-8
16:59   Lost ball turnover on Josh Davis, stolen by Tre Scott  
16:46   Shooting foul on Kawanise Wilkins  
16:46 +1 Nysier Brooks made 1st of 2 free throws 3-9
16:46 +1 Nysier Brooks made 2nd of 2 free throws 3-10
16:38   Turnover on Michael Flowers  
16:32   Turnover on Nysier Brooks  
16:11   Michael Flowers missed layup, blocked by Nysier Brooks  
16:11   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
16:11 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tre Scott 3-13
15:43   Lost ball turnover on Seth Dugan, stolen by Keith Williams  
15:37 +2 Keith Williams made dunk 3-15
15:14   Jared Printy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:12   Offensive rebound by Western Michigan  
14:57   Offensive foul on Kawanise Wilkins  
14:57   Turnover on Kawanise Wilkins  
14:57   Cane Broome missed layup, blocked by Seth Dugan  
14:55   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  
14:39   Josh Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:37   Offensive rebound by Josh Davis  
14:37   Josh Davis missed layup  
14:35   Offensive rebound by Western Michigan  
14:35   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
14:30   Lost ball turnover on Jared Printy, stolen by Mamoudou Diarra  
14:17   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:15   Offensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
14:03 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot, assist by Mamoudou Diarra 3-17
13:51   Shooting foul on Cane Broome  
13:51 +1 Seth Dugan made 1st of 2 free throws 4-17
13:51   Seth Dugan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:51   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
13:32   Cane Broome missed jump shot  
13:30   Offensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
13:20   Lost ball turnover on Jarron Cumberland, stolen by Seth Dugan  
13:07   Shooting foul on Jarron Cumberland  
13:07   Josh Davis missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:07   Josh Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:07   Josh Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:07   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
12:58 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Jenifer 4-20
12:30   Traveling violation turnover on Adida Ikongshul  
12:16 +2 Rashawn Fredericks made jump shot, assist by Jarron Cumberland 4-22
12:02   Josh Davis missed jump shot  
12:00   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
11:47   Shooting foul on Adida Ikongshul  
11:47   Mamoudou Diarra missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:47   Mamoudou Diarra missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:47   Mamoudou Diarra missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:47   Defensive rebound by Western Michigan  
11:27   William Boyer-Richard missed layup  
11:27   Defensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
11:14   Nysier Brooks missed layup  
11:12   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  
11:05   Offensive foul on Adrian Martin  
11:05   Turnover on Adrian Martin  
10:58   Personal foul on Adrian Martin  
10:51   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
10:49   Offensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
10:45   Rashawn Fredericks missed layup  
10:45   Offensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
10:45 +2 Rashawn Fredericks made layup 4-24
10:29 +3 Michael Flowers made 3-pt. jump shot 7-24
10:08   Nysier Brooks missed layup  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  
10:01   Adrian Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:59   Defensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
9:47 +2 Cane Broome made jump shot 7-26
9:35   William Boyer-Richard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:33   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
9:25 +2 Nysier Brooks made dunk, assist by Cane Broome 7-28
9:07   Shooting foul on Justin Jenifer  
9:07 +1 Michael Flowers made 1st of 3 free throws 8-28
9:07 +1 Michael Flowers made 2nd of 3 free throws 9-28
9:07 +1 Michael Flowers made 3rd of 3 free throws 10-28
8:56   Nysier Brooks missed jump shot  
8:54   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  
8:44 +3 Josh Davis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Flowers 13-28
8:23   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:21   Defensive rebound by Seth Dugan  
8:11 +2 Seth Dugan made layup, assist by Michael Flowers 15-28
7:52 +2 Cane Broome made jump shot 15-30
7:37   Shooting foul on Rashawn Fredericks  
7:37 +1 Josh Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 16-30
7:37   Josh Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:37   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
7:20   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
7:18   Defensive rebound by Adrian Martin  
7:13   Adrian Martin missed layup  
7:11   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
7:03 +2 Cane Broome made layup 16-32
6:40   Seth Dugan missed layup  
6:38   Offensive rebound by Seth Dugan  
6:36   Shooting foul on Mamoudou Diarra  
6:36 +1 Seth Dugan made 1st of 2 free throws 17-32
6:36   Seth Dugan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:36   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
6:17   Nysier Brooks missed layup  
6:15   Offensive rebound by Cincinnati  
6:02   Michael Flowers missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
5:46   Tre Scott missed jump shot  
5:44   Defensive rebound by Josh Davis  
5:33 +2 Michael Flowers made jump shot 19-32
5:33   Shooting foul on Logan Johnson  
5:33   Michael Flowers missed free throw  
5:33   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
5:10 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot 19-34
4:43   Shooting foul on Nysier Brooks  
4:43   Seth Dugan missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:43   Seth Dugan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
4:30   Bad pass turnover on Cane Broome  
4:21 +3 Michael Flowers made 3-pt. jump shot 22-34
4:03   Mamoudou Diarra missed jump shot  
4:01   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  
3:45   Lost ball turnover on William Boyer-Richard, stolen by Jarron Cumberland  
3:37   Turnover on Jarron Cumberland  
3:33   Shooting foul on Logan Johnson  
3:33 +1 Josh Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 23-34
3:33   Josh Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:33   Defensive rebound by Eliel Nsoseme  
3:05 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Jenifer 23-37
2:53   Personal foul on Justin Jenifer  
2:53 +1 Michael Flowers made 1st of 2 free throws 24-37
2:53 +1 Michael Flowers made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-37
2:41   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:39   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
2:31   Keith Williams missed layup  
2:31   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
2:31 +2 Keith Williams made layup 25-39
2:18   Adrian Martin missed jump shot  
2:16   Offensive rebound by Western Michigan  
2:16   Shooting foul on Eliel Nsoseme  
2:13 +1 Seth Dugan made 1st of 2 free throws 26-39
2:13   Seth Dugan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:13   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
2:01 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot, assist by Tre Scott 26-41
1:46   Michael Flowers missed jump shot  
1:44   Offensive rebound by Jared Printy  
1:44   Jared Printy missed jump shot  
1:44   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
1:32   Shooting foul on Michael Flowers  
1:32 +1 Cane Broome made 1st of 2 free throws 26-42
1:32 +1 Cane Broome made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-43
1:17   Personal foul on Mamoudou Diarra  
1:17 +1 Seth Dugan made 1st of 2 free throws 27-43
1:17   Seth Dugan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:17   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
1:00   Mamoudou Diarra missed jump shot  
58.0   Defensive rebound by Western Michigan  
33.0   Michael Flowers missed jump shot, blocked by Keith Williams  
31.0   Defensive rebound by Keith Williams  
26.0   Lost ball turnover on Keith Williams, stolen by Michael Flowers  
25.0 +2 Michael Flowers made layup 29-43
3.0   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1.0   Defensive rebound by Michael Flowers  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:40   Kawanise Wilkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:38   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
19:38   Personal foul on Tre Scott  
19:22 +2 Seth Dugan made layup, assist by Michael Flowers 31-43
19:01   Personal foul on Josh Davis  
19:01   Personal foul on Kawanise Wilkins  
18:56 +2 Nysier Brooks made layup, assist by Jarron Cumberland 31-45
18:56   Shooting foul on Seth Dugan  
18:56 +1 Nysier Brooks made free throw 31-46
18:36 +2 Kawanise Wilkins made layup, assist by Seth Dugan 33-46
18:17 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Jenifer 33-49
17:43 +2 Seth Dugan made layup, assist by Michael Flowers 35-49
17:21   Shooting foul on Seth Dugan  
17:21   Eliel Nsoseme missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:21   Eliel Nsoseme missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:21   Defensive rebound by Seth Dugan  
16:52   Adrian Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:50   Defensive rebound by Justin Jenifer  
16:37   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:35   Defensive rebound by Seth Dugan  
16:25   Shooting foul on Eliel Nsoseme  
16:25   Seth Dugan missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:25   Seth Dugan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:25   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
16:01   Justin Jenifer missed layup  
15:59   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
15:52   Personal foul on Josh Davis  
15:38 +2 Nysier Brooks made layup, assist by Jarron Cumberland 35-51
15:19   Personal foul on Tre Scott  
14:59   Seth Dugan missed layup  
14:57   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
14:47   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
14:45   Offensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
14:45   Nysier Brooks missed layup  
14:43   Defensive rebound by Adrian Martin  
14:29   Josh Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:27   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
14:06   Tre Scott missed layup  
14:04   Defensive rebound by Kawanise Wilkins  
13:56   Josh Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:54   Offensive rebound by Western Michigan  
13:56   Offensive foul on Seth Dugan  
13:33 +2 Cane Broome made layup, assist by Jarron Cumberland 35-53
13:33   Shooting foul on Michael Flowers  
13:33 +1 Cane Broome made free throw 35-54
13:28   Lost ball turnover on Patrick Emilien, stolen by Keith Williams  
13:25   Turnover on Keith Williams  
13:10   Josh Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:08   Offensive rebound by Patrick Emilien  
13:06   Shooting foul on Jarron Cumberland  
13:06   Patrick Emilien missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:06 +1 Patrick Emilien made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-54
12:55   Cane Broome missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:53   Defensive rebound by Adrian Martin  
12:30   Lost ball turnover on Patrick Emilien, stolen by Jarron Cumberland  
12:26 +2 Jarron Cumberland made layup 36-56
12:26   Shooting foul on William Boyer-Richard  
12:26 +1 Jarron Cumberland made free throw 36-57
12:12   Shooting foul on Logan Johnson  
12:12 +1 William Boyer-Richard made 1st of 2 free throws 37-57
12:12 +1 William Boyer-Richard made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-57
11:58   Nysier Brooks missed layup  
11:56   Offensive rebound by Tre Scott  
11:49   Tre Scott missed layup  
11:49   Offensive rebound by Trevor Moore  
11:49   Shooting foul on Adrian Martin  
11:49 +1 Trevor Moore made 1st of 2 free throws 38-58
11:49 +1 Trevor Moore made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-59
11:40   Adrian Martin missed layup, blocked by Nysier Brooks  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
11:30   Rashawn Fredericks missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:28   Defensive rebound by Patrick Emilien  
11:18   Patrick Emilien missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:16   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
10:56   Lost ball turnover on Logan Johnson, stolen by Adrian Martin  
10:40   William Boyer-Richard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:38   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
10:32   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
10:32   Turnover on Nysier Brooks  
10:17   Offensive foul on Adida Ikongshul  
10:17   Turnover on Adida Ikongshul  
9:57   Rashawn Fredericks missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:55   Defensive rebound by Patrick Emilien  
9:43   Turnover on William Boyer-Richard  
9:34   Justin Jenifer missed jump shot  
9:32   Defensive rebound by Western Michigan  
9:32   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
9:32   Adida Ikongshul missed free throw  
9:32   Defensive rebound by Trevor Moore  
9:14