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Cumberland, Cincinnati win Emerald Coast Classic

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin says he doesn't believe in revenge, so just call it turnabout is fair play.

Cronin's Bearcats, led by Jarron Cumberland's 25 points, won the Emerald Coast Classic championship by defeating Mississippi 71-57 on Saturday night. Cincinnati had lost the 2014 title game to the Rebels in the tournament's first year.

Respect for first-year Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis erased vengeance from Cronin's thought process.

''I don't believe in that at all,'' he said. ''You know, Kermit's a good friend of mine. My respect for him as a coach is as high as anybody in the country. What he did at Middle Tennessee was unbelievable and, given time, what he's going to do at Ole Miss is going to be awesome.''

The Rebels looked pretty awesome in the first half and early in the second before the Bearcats took control with a stifling defense.

Cincinnati (5-1) squandered a 13-point first half lead before roaring back.

''Every team, they're going to make their runs, but we've just got to stay calm and play our game,'' said Cumberland, who was named the tournament's outstanding player.

The 6-foot-5 junior guard was deadly from the charity stripe, making 13 of 14 free throws although he hit only five of 17 shots from the field. No other Bearcats scored in double figures.

Devontae Shuler led Mississippi (4-2) with 24 points and Breein Tyree added 14.

Keith Williams broke a 7-7 tie with a 3 pointer that launched a 12-2 run and gave Cincinnati a 10 point lead at 19-9. The Bearcats eventually got the lead up to 13 and maintained a double-digit advantage until the last three minutes of the half. Ole Miss went on a 9-2 run to narrow the gap to 37-33 at the half including a Shuler 3 pointer at the buzzer.

The Rebels opened the second half with an 8-3 run to tie the score at 41-all. The Bearcats responded with a 14-2 run to get the lead back to double digits and never looked back.

''We only gave up 24 points in the second half `cause our guys really were in tune with what Ole Miss was trying to run against us as much as the coaches were,'' Cronin said. ''And when you do that you get better defensively as the game goes on and that's how you win games - second half defense.''

Davis said his team never was able to overcome its slow start.

''I thought they were a lot more physical than we were,'' he said. ''They moved the ball, we didn't move the ball. We just got beat by a better team tonight.''

Cumberland said the Bearcats hope the tournament title will be a stepping stone to more success as the season unfolds.

''It means a lot because it's one of the first ones,'' he said. ''We're looking ahead of us and ready for the (American Athletic) conference tournament and the NCAA tournament, too.''

Officials at the tournament, hosted by Northwest Florida State College, also announced that next year's Emerald Coast Classic will feature Florida State, Purdue, Tennessee and Virginia Commonwealth.

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Coach Scott Drew got a surprise soaking from his players after King McClure scored a career-high 27 points to lead Baylor to 3rd place in the Emerald Coast Classic with a 72-61 victory over George Mason earlier Saturday.

It was Drew's 300th victory in 15 years as coach of the Bears. He is among 17 active coaches who have hit that milestone with their present teams.

''It meant a water bath,'' Drew said. ''I actually forgot or didn't know why they were drenching me. . I was thankful it was water instead of Gatorade.''

Looking on was father Homer Drew, who notched 317 wins at Valparaiso and 640 in his career before retiring. The younger Drew has 319 career wins including 20 in one season at Valparaiso.

McClure shot 8 of 17 from the field including 5 of 11 on 3 pointers. Makai Mason added 18 points for Baylor (4-2)

Otis Livingston led George Mason (2-5) with 26 points. Jarred Reuter added 15.

Baylor was ahead by just a point, 28-27, at the intermission after six lead changes and three ties in the first half. McClure scored nine straight in just over a minute as Baylor went from four down to five ahead at 26-21 with 2:54 left in the half.Jarron Cumberland scored 25 points to lead Cincinnati to the Emerald Coast Classic championship by defeating Mississippi 71-57. It was a reversal of fortune for the Bearcats, who had lost the 2014 title game to the Rebels in the tournament's first year.

McClure began his run with a pair of free throws, then he grabbed a steal and dunked, hit a 3 pointer and finished with a layup.

''I sort of got in that zone for a quick second,'' McClure said. ''It's a credit to my teammates for finding me and believing in me and trusting me.''

The Patriots, however, outscored the Bears 6-2 to close the half.

George Mason retook the lead at 32-30 early in the second half, but McClure then put Baylor ahead for good with another 3 pointer.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Cincinnati  
19:39   Tre Scott missed jump shot  
19:19   Defensive rebound by Devontae Shuler  
19:19 +3 Blake Hinson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Breein Tyree 0-3
18:48   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:46   Offensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
18:41   Shooting foul on Bruce Stevens  
18:41 +1 Nysier Brooks made 1st of 2 free throws 1-3
18:41 +1 Nysier Brooks made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-3
18:24   Bruce Stevens missed layup, blocked by Tre Scott  
18:22   Offensive rebound by Bruce Stevens  
18:13   Breein Tyree missed jump shot  
18:13   Breein Tyree missed jump shot  
18:11   Defensive rebound by Keith Williams  
17:58 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot 4-3
17:31   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
17:18   Breein Tyree missed jump shot  
17:16   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
16:54   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:52   Offensive rebound by Cincinnati  
16:46   Shooting foul on Breein Tyree  
16:46   Keith Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:46 +1 Keith Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-3
16:28   Blake Hinson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:26   Defensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
16:13   Keith Williams missed jump shot  
16:11   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
16:09   Keith Williams missed layup  
16:07   Offensive rebound by Cincinnati  
16:01 +2 Nysier Brooks made hook shot, assist by Jarron Cumberland 7-3
15:39 +2 Devontae Shuler made layup 7-5
15:18   Cane Broome missed jump shot  
15:16   Defensive rebound by KJ Buffen  
15:09 +2 Devontae Shuler made layup 7-7
14:50 +3 Keith Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cane Broome 10-7
14:14   Shot clock violation turnover on Luis Rodriguez  
14:05   Keith Williams missed jump shot  
14:03   Defensive rebound by Terence Davis  
13:56   D.C. Davis missed layup, blocked by Jarron Cumberland  
13:54   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
13:45   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:24   Defensive rebound by KJ Buffen  
13:24   KJ Buffen missed layup, blocked by Nysier Brooks  
13:22   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
13:05 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot 13-7
12:39   Shooting foul on KJ Buffen  
12:39 +1 Keith Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 14-7
12:39   Keith Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:39   Defensive rebound by Devontae Shuler  
12:29 +2 Devontae Shuler made jump shot 14-9
12:12 +2 Eliel Nsoseme made layup, assist by Rashawn Fredericks 16-9
11:51   Jumpball received by Ole Miss  
11:40   Shot clock violation turnover on Terence Davis  
11:28   Logan Johnson missed jump shot  
11:26   Offensive rebound by Cincinnati  
11:26   Personal foul on Eliel Nsoseme  
11:07   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
11:05   Personal foul on Blake Hinson  
10:44   Personal foul on Dominik Olejniczak  
10:28   Cane Broome missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:26   Offensive rebound by Logan Johnson  
10:23   Shooting foul on KJ Buffen  
10:23   Logan Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:23 +1 Logan Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-9
10:14   Backcourt turnover on Blake Hinson  
10:06 +2 Rashawn Fredericks made dunk, assist by Cane Broome 19-9
9:45   Shooting foul on Nysier Brooks  
9:45 +1 Devontae Shuler made 1st of 2 free throws 19-10
9:45 +1 Devontae Shuler made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-11
9:26 +2 Tre Scott made layup, assist by Cane Broome 21-11
9:02 +2 Bruce Stevens made layup 21-13
8:40   Eliel Nsoseme missed layup, blocked by Devontae Shuler  
8:38   Defensive rebound by Terence Davis  
8:23   Terence Davis missed layup  
8:23   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
8:23   Shooting foul on Blake Hinson  
8:23 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 22-13
8:23 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-13
8:00   Personal foul on Blake Hinson  
8:00 +2 Bruce Stevens made hook shot 23-15
7:33 +2 Justin Jenifer made layup 25-15
7:13   Shooting foul on Eliel Nsoseme  
7:13 +1 Bruce Stevens made 1st of 2 free throws 25-16
7:13 +1 Bruce Stevens made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-17
6:59   Personal foul on Brian Halums  
6:59 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 26-17
6:59 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-17
6:39   Bruce Stevens missed layup, blocked by Logan Johnson  
6:37   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
6:25   Turnover on Eliel Nsoseme  
6:16 +3 Devontae Shuler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terence Davis 27-20
6:04   Bad pass turnover on Logan Johnson, stolen by Bruce Stevens  
5:57   Devontae Shuler missed jump shot  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
5:55   Personal foul on Bruce Stevens  
5:55 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 28-20
5:55 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-20
5:39   Bad pass turnover on Terence Davis, stolen by Tre Scott  
5:27   Shooting foul on Blake Hinson  
5:27   Rashawn Fredericks missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:27 +1 Rashawn Fredericks made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-20
5:06   Personal foul on Justin Jenifer  
4:54   Breein Tyree missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:52   Offensive rebound by Dominik Olejniczak  
4:41   Dominik Olejniczak missed layup, blocked by Tre Scott  
4:41   Offensive rebound by Brian Halums  
4:41   Brian Halums missed layup, blocked by Jarron Cumberland  
4:41   Defensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
4:41 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cane Broome 33-20
4:18 +2 Devontae Shuler made layup 33-22
3:55   Lost ball turnover on Tre Scott, stolen by Dominik Olejniczak  
3:39   Devontae Shuler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:37   Offensive rebound by Dominik Olejniczak  
3:32   Shooting foul on Jarron Cumberland  
3:30 +1 Devontae Shuler made 1st of 2 free throws 33-23
3:30 +1 Devontae Shuler made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-24
3:10   Personal foul on Brian Halums  
3:10 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 34-24
3:10 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-24
2:53 +2 Breein Tyree made layup 35-26
2:35   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
2:33   Defensive rebound by Breein Tyree  
2:18   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:16   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
2:07   Cane Broome missed layup, blocked by KJ Buffen  
2:05   Defensive rebound by Devontae Shuler  
1:58   Breein Tyree missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:56   Offensive rebound by Devontae Shuler  
1:46 +2 Dominik Olejniczak made layup 35-28
1:24   Personal foul on Rashawn Fredericks  
1:24   KJ Buffen missed free throw  
1:24   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
1:24   Tre Scott missed free throw  
1:01   Breein Tyree missed jump shot  
59.0   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
47.0   Personal foul on Dominik Olejniczak  
47.0 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 36-28
47.0 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-28
30.0   Personal foul on Keith Williams  
30.0 +1 Dominik Olejniczak made 1st of 2 free throws 37-29
30.0 +1 Dominik Olejniczak made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-30
1.0 +3 Devontae Shuler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terence Davis 37-33
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:45   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:43   Defensive rebound by Devontae Shuler  
19:22   Devontae Shuler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:20   Defensive rebound by Keith Williams  
19:01   Personal foul on Bruce Stevens  
19:01   Tre Scott missed 1st of 2 free throws  
19:01 +1 Tre Scott made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-33
18:50   Dominik Olejniczak missed hook shot  
18:48   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
18:42   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
18:40   Offensive rebound by Tre Scott  
18:22   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:20   Defensive rebound by KJ Buffen  
18:12   Offensive foul on Terence Davis  
18:12   Turnover on Terence Davis  
17:43   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Dominik Olejniczak  
17:41   Defensive rebound by KJ Buffen  
17:37   Shooting foul on Keith Williams  
17:37 +1 Breein Tyree made 1st of 2 free throws 38-34
17:37 +1 Breein Tyree made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-35
17:10   Shooting foul on Terence Davis  
17:10 +1 Keith Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 39-35
17:10   Keith Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:10   Defensive rebound by Devontae Shuler  
16:51   Personal foul on Tre Scott  
16:48   Personal foul on Keith Williams  
16:45   Breein Tyree missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:43   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
16:25   Tre Scott missed jump shot  
16:23   Defensive rebound by KJ Buffen  
16:15   Bruce Stevens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:13   Offensive rebound by Terence Davis  
15:57 +2 Bruce Stevens made layup, assist by Terence Davis 39-37
15:47   Bad pass turnover on Cane Broome, stolen by Devontae Shuler  
15:35 +2 Devontae Shuler made dunk 39-39
15:26   Personal foul on KJ Buffen  
15:14   Commercial timeout called  
14:56 +2 Devontae Shuler made jump shot 39-41
14:27 +3 Justin Jenifer made 3-pt. jump shot 42-41
14:01   Blake Hinson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:59   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
13:35 +2 Tre Scott made layup 44-41
13:35   Shooting foul on Blake Hinson  
13:35 +1 Tre Scott made free throw 45-41
13:21   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:19   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
12:54   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
12:52   Offensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
12:39 +2 Tre Scott made layup, assist by Jarron Cumberland 47-41
12:17   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:15   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
11:52   Jarron Cumberland missed layup, blocked by Breein Tyree  
11:50   Defensive rebound by Bruce Stevens  
11:50 +2 Devontae Shuler made layup 47-43
11:29   Personal foul on D.C. Davis  
11:23 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot 49-43
10:55   Offensive foul on KJ Buffen  
10:55   Turnover on KJ Buffen  
10:44 +2 Justin Jenifer made layup 51-43
10:29   Lost ball turnover on Devontae Shuler, stolen by Cane Broome  
10:29 +2 Cane Broome made layup 53-43
10:29   Shooting foul on Breein Tyree  
10:29 +1 Cane Broome made free throw 54-43
10:16   Personal foul on Tre Scott  
10:09 +2 Dominik Olejniczak made layup 54-45
9:44   Justin Jenifer missed jump shot  
9:42   Defensive rebound by Ole Miss  
9:23 +2 Breein Tyree made jump shot 54-47
8:58 +2 Logan Johnson made layup 56-47
8:49   Devontae Shuler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Keith Williams  
8:25   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:23   Defensive rebound by KJ Buffen  
8:14   Personal foul on Logan Johnson  
8:01   Breein Tyree missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:59   Defensive rebound by Eliel Nsoseme  
7:40   Jarron Cumberland missed layup  
7:38   Offensive rebound by Eliel Nsoseme  
7:27   Eliel Nsoseme missed layup  
7:25   Defensive rebound by Bruce Stevens  
7:15 +2 Breein Tyree made jump shot 56-49
7:03 +3 Keith Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Logan Johnson 59-49
6:41   Lost ball turnover on Breein Tyree, stolen by Nysier Brooks  
6:24 +3 Cane Broome made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nysier Brooks 62-49
6:13   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Ole Miss  
6:13   Cane Broome missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:13 +1 Cane Broome made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-49
6:05   Offensive foul on Bruce Stevens  
6:05   Turnover on Bruce Stevens  
5:47   Personal foul on Zach Naylor  
5:47   Jarron Cumberland missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:47 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-49
5:30 +2 Breein Tyree made jump shot 64-51
5:08 +2 Jarron Cumberland made jump shot 66-51
4:50   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
4:50   Personal foul on Tre Scott  
4:50 +1 KJ Buffen made 1st of 2 free throws 66-52
4:50 +1 KJ Buffen made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-53
4:21   Jarron Cumberland missed layup, blocked by Blake Hinson  
4:19   Offensive rebound by Cincinnati  
3:57   Cane Broome missed layup  
3:55   Defensive rebound by Terence Davis  
3:45   Devontae Shuler missed jump shot  
3:43   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
3:17   Shooting foul on Bruce Stevens  
3:17 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 67-53
3:17 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 68-53
2:59   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:57   Defensive rebound by Logan Johnson  
2:28   Logan Johnson missed layup, blocked by Terence Davis  
2:26   Offensive rebound by Tre Scott  
2:25   Personal foul on Dominik Olejniczak  
2:11   Tre Scott missed free throw  
2:03 +1 Tre Scott made 2nd of 2 free throws 69-53
2:03   Lost ball turnover on Breein Tyree  
1:43   Tre Scott missed layup  
1:41   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
1:41