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Cumberland scores 17 to lead No. 25 Cincinnati past Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) In the end, Cincinnati's toughness - and leading scorer Jarron Cumberland recovering from a poor shooting night - helped the No. 25 Bearcats extend their winning streak to eight games.

Cumberland scored 17 points and keyed a late rally as the Bearcats defeated Memphis 69-64 on Thursday night.

''We weren't able to get it done,'' Memphis coach Penny Hardaway said, adding: ''They were down in the second half, and they kept fighting and scrapping like we knew they would and we didn't meet the challenge.''

Justin Jenifer scored 14 and Tre Scott finished with 13 points and nine rebounds as Cincinnati (20-3, 9-1 American Athletic Conference), which moved into the Top 25 this week, used a second-half rally to overcome a double-digit deficit.

''We didn't come in not locked in and not focused, but we needed to pick up the pace,'' Jenifer said. ''.That was the main piece to our win today, was our defense.''

The Bearcats struggled with poor shooting and the pace of the game early. The Memphis lead reached 11 early in the second half before Cincinnati found its rhythm and began chipping into the advantage.

''We're still learning how hard you have to play to win a game like this,'' Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. ''We played harder as the game went on.''

That change in momentum came in the second half. Cincinnati struggled in the first, making only one of its last 15 shots in the half. That helped Memphis build a 35-29 lead at the break.

The lead would stretch to 11 early in the second half and Memphis still was up 44-34 with about 15 minutes to go. That was when Cincinnati began chipping away at the lead. A 12-2 run fueled by a defense that forced four Memphis turnovers, brought the Bearcats even at 46-all near the midway point of the second.

After the lead swayed back and forth, Cumberland, who struggled earlier, made the difference.

Memphis had pulled within 58-55 with 2 1/2 minutes left, when Cumberland scored the next nine Bearcat points to provide a buffer Memphis couldn't overcome in the closing minute.

''It helps to have a great player to put the ball in the basket late in games,'' Cronin said. ''Jarron Cumberland is a great player.''

Jeremiah Martin led Memphis (13-10, 5-5) with 26 points, converting 8 of 14 from 3-point range. Kyvon Davenort added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Mike Parks Jr. finished with 11 points.

Martin, who had 41 second-half points in the Tigers loss at South Florida last weekend, tried to keep pace with Cumberland, scoring eight points down the stretch, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to avoid their third-straight loss.

And Hardaway again, pointed to the difference in toughness at the end - Cincinnati had it; his team didn't.

''It's hard to do,'' Hardaway said when asked how to develop tougher players. ''You've kind of got to have it in you. That's a product of what (the Bearcats) do. They recruit those guys.''

He added that Cronin is in his 13th season as Cincinnati coach. ''He's kind of found his system and his rhythm on players. As far as our players, there's no way you can put toughness inside someone. You just have to go out there and battle.''

BIG PICTURE

Cincinnati: The Bearcats survived a poor shooting night (39.7 percent) to keep their winning streak alive and secure their national ranking. Cincinnati won the boards 38-32, including 14 from the offensive glass, leading to 12 second-chance points.

Memphis: The Tigers, who have played well at home this year, got off to a fast start and stayed close even during the second-half Cincinnati rally. They had controlled Cumberland until the game's latter stages, but couldn't stop him in the final minutes.

UP NEXT

Cincinnati: Visit Houston on Sunday afternoon

Memphis: Host UConn on Sunday afternoon.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Cincinnati  
19:47 +3 Tre Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Jenifer 3-0
19:23 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kareem Brewton Jr. 3-3
19:15   Lost ball turnover on Jarron Cumberland  
18:48 +2 Kareem Brewton Jr. made jump shot 3-5
18:29 +3 Justin Jenifer made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tre Scott 6-5
18:11   Kareem Brewton Jr. missed layup  
18:09   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
18:02 +3 Tre Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Keith Williams 9-5
17:47   Kyvon Davenport missed jump shot, blocked by Nysier Brooks  
17:28   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
17:28   Keith Williams missed layup  
17:28   Defensive rebound by Kareem Brewton Jr.  
16:55 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kareem Brewton Jr. 9-8
16:25   Offensive foul on Jarron Cumberland  
16:25   Turnover on Jarron Cumberland  
16:03   Lost ball turnover on Jeremiah Martin, stolen by Justin Jenifer  
15:50   Lost ball turnover on Nysier Brooks, stolen by Mike Parks Jr.  
15:44   Bad pass turnover on Kareem Brewton Jr.  
15:34   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:32   Offensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
15:27 +3 Justin Jenifer made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nysier Brooks 12-8
15:16 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kareem Brewton Jr. 12-11
14:54   Bad pass turnover on Logan Johnson, stolen by Raynere Thornton  
14:44   Mike Parks Jr. missed layup  
14:42   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
14:23 +3 Justin Jenifer made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tre Scott 15-11
14:08   Personal foul on Logan Johnson  
14:05   Kyvon Davenport missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:03   Defensive rebound by Logan Johnson  
13:50   Traveling violation turnover on Logan Johnson  
13:41 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyvon Davenport 15-14
13:25   Lost ball turnover on Justin Jenifer, stolen by Jeremiah Martin  
13:17 +2 Kyvon Davenport made layup, assist by Jeremiah Martin 15-16
12:49 +3 Trevor Moore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Logan Johnson 18-16
12:30 +2 Mike Parks Jr. made layup, assist by Antwann Jones 18-18
12:01   Justin Jenifer missed layup, blocked by Mike Parks Jr.  
11:59   Defensive rebound by Antwann Jones  
11:56 +2 Mike Parks Jr. made dunk, assist by Jeremiah Martin 18-20
11:54   Shooting foul on Nysier Brooks  
11:56   Mike Parks Jr. missed free throw  
11:56   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
11:37 +3 Cane Broome made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trevor Moore 21-20
11:29   Offensive foul on Jeremiah Martin  
11:29   Turnover on Jeremiah Martin  
11:12   Mamoudou Diarra missed jump shot  
11:10   Defensive rebound by Antwann Jones  
10:58   Alex Lomax missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:56   Offensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
10:51   Jeremiah Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
10:25   Cane Broome missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:23   Defensive rebound by Antwann Jones  
10:14 +2 Antwann Jones made layup 21-22
9:54 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cane Broome 24-22
9:26   Mike Parks Jr. missed layup  
9:24   Defensive rebound by Mamoudou Diarra  
9:13   Bad pass turnover on Rashawn Fredericks, stolen by Antwann Jones  
9:06   Personal foul on Cane Broome  
8:58   Offensive foul on Antwann Jones  
8:58   Turnover on Antwann Jones  
8:47   Personal foul on Alex Lomax  
8:36   Cane Broome missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Defensive rebound by Antwann Jones  
8:32   Personal foul on Trevor Moore  
8:13 +2 Isaiah Maurice made layup, assist by Alex Lomax 24-24
7:56   Personal foul on Antwann Jones  
7:44   Offensive foul on Keith Williams  
7:44   Turnover on Keith Williams  
7:22   Isaiah Maurice missed layup, blocked by Jarron Cumberland  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
7:06 +2 Tre Scott made dunk, assist by Jarron Cumberland 26-24
6:45   Traveling violation turnover on Kareem Brewton Jr.  
6:30   Personal foul on Kareem Brewton Jr.  
6:15   Keith Williams missed jump shot  
6:13   Offensive rebound by Tre Scott  
6:11   Shot clock violation turnover on Cincinnati  
5:57   Shooting foul on Nysier Brooks  
5:57   Raynere Thornton missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:57 +1 Raynere Thornton made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-25
5:36   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:33   Personal foul on Raynere Thornton  
5:26   Rashawn Fredericks missed layup, blocked by Raynere Thornton  
5:24   Offensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
5:16   Rashawn Fredericks missed jump shot, blocked by Kyvon Davenport  
5:14   Offensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
5:10   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:10   Offensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
5:00   Rashawn Fredericks missed jump shot, blocked by Jeremiah Martin  
4:59   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
4:50 +2 Isaiah Maurice made layup 26-27
4:27   Tre Scott missed layup, blocked by Kyvon Davenport  
4:25   Offensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
4:23   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
4:21   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
4:17 +3 Kyvon Davenport made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremiah Martin 26-30
3:54   Personal foul on Kyvon Davenport  
3:54 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 27-30
3:54   Jarron Cumberland missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:54   Defensive rebound by Kareem Brewton Jr.  
3:35 +2 Kareem Brewton Jr. made driving layup 27-32
3:15   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:13   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
3:03   Kareem Brewton Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:01   Defensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
2:58   Bad pass turnover on Jarron Cumberland, stolen by Alex Lomax  
2:58   Traveling violation turnover on Alex Lomax  
2:43   Tre Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:41   Defensive rebound by Kareem Brewton Jr.  
2:35   Jeremiah Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:33   Defensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
2:26   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:24   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
2:18   Keith Williams missed layup  
2:16   Defensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
2:02   Kareem Brewton Jr. missed jump shot  
2:00   Offensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
2:00 +2 Mike Parks Jr. made layup 27-34
2:00   Shooting foul on Keith Williams  
2:00 +1 Mike Parks Jr. made free throw 27-35
1:32   Shooting foul on Kyvon Davenport  
1:32 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 28-35
1:32   Jarron Cumberland missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:32   Defensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
1:06   Tyler Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
1:00   Personal foul on Tyler Harris  
1:00   Tre Scott missed free throw  
1:00   Defensive rebound by Tyler Harris  
37.0   Jeremiah Martin missed layup  
35.0   Defensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
8.0   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6.0   Offensive rebound by Tre Scott  
3.0   Shooting foul on Mike Parks Jr.  
3.0   Tre Scott missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3.0 +1 Tre Scott made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-35
1.0   Jeremiah Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Offensive rebound by Memphis  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:32 +2 Kyvon Davenport made hook shot, assist by Jeremiah Martin 29-37
19:02   Nysier Brooks missed layup, blocked by Kyvon Davenport  
19:00   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
18:51 +3 Kyvon Davenport made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremiah Martin 29-40
18:27 +3 Jarron Cumberland made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Jenifer 32-40
17:59 +2 Kareem Brewton Jr. made layup 32-42
17:45   Personal foul on Raynere Thornton  
17:28   Jarron Cumberland missed jump shot  
17:26   Defensive rebound by Memphis  
17:07   Jeremiah Martin missed layup, blocked by Nysier Brooks  
17:06   Defensive rebound by Cincinnati  
16:47   Keith Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:45   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
16:38   Kyvon Davenport missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:36   Defensive rebound by Cane Broome  
16:32 +2 Cane Broome made driving layup 34-42
16:32   Shooting foul on Kyvon Davenport  
16:32   Cane Broome missed free throw  
16:32   Defensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
16:19   Bad pass turnover on Jeremiah Martin, stolen by Jarron Cumberland  
15:51   Tre Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:46   Defensive rebound by Memphis  
15:23   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
15:08   Kareem Brewton Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:06   Offensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
15:03 +2 Mike Parks Jr. made tip-in 34-44
14:42 +2 Justin Jenifer made jump shot, assist by Jarron Cumberland 36-44
14:12   Lost ball turnover on Tyler Harris, stolen by Rashawn Fredericks  
13:59   Keith Williams missed jump shot  
13:56   Defensive rebound by Memphis  
13:43   Traveling violation turnover on Raynere Thornton  
13:25 +2 Tre Scott made jump shot, assist by Logan Johnson 38-44
13:09   Jeremiah Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:07   Defensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
13:01 +2 Logan Johnson made driving layup, assist by Jarron Cumberland 40-44
12:40   Lost ball turnover on Isaiah Maurice, stolen by Justin Jenifer  
12:26   Shooting foul on Antwann Jones  
12:26   Tre Scott missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:26   Tre Scott missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:26   Defensive rebound by Antwann Jones  
12:17 +2 Antwann Jones made jump shot 40-46
11:46   Tre Scott missed layup  
11:44   Offensive rebound by Logan Johnson  
11:41 +2 Logan Johnson made tip-in 42-46
11:25   Bad pass turnover on Alex Lomax, stolen by Rashawn Fredericks  
11:14   Rashawn Fredericks missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:12   Offensive rebound by Jarron Cumberland  
11:06   Jarron Cumberland missed layup, blocked by Isaiah Maurice  
11:04   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Maurice  
10:58   Tyler Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:56   Defensive rebound by Justin Jenifer  
10:35   Tre Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:33   Offensive rebound by Logan Johnson  
10:29 +2 Logan Johnson made dunk 44-46
10:04   Alex Lomax missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:02   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
9:43   Justin Jenifer missed floating jump shot  
9:41   Offensive rebound by Tre Scott  
9:41   Shooting foul on Antwann Jones  
9:41 +1 Tre Scott made 1st of 2 free throws 45-46
9:41 +1 Tre Scott made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-46
9:24 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyler Harris 46-49
9:03   Rashawn Fredericks missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:00   Defensive rebound by Memphis  
8:36   Tyler Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
8:05   Trevor Moore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:03   Offensive rebound by Rashawn Fredericks  
7:37   Justin Jenifer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:34   Defensive rebound by Raynere Thornton  
7:34   Personal foul on Rashawn Fredericks  
7:13 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot 46-52
6:47   Shooting foul on Mike Parks Jr.  
6:47 +1 Keith Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 47-52
6:47 +1 Keith Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-52
6:39   Jeremiah Martin missed jump shot  
6:37   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
6:37   Jumpball received by Cincinnati  
6:22 +3 Keith Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jarron Cumberland 51-52
6:10   Kyvon Davenport missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:08   Defensive rebound by Nysier Brooks  
5:56 +3 Justin Jenifer made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jarron Cumberland 54-52
5:35   Lost ball turnover on Jeremiah Martin, stolen by Tre Scott  
5:14   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:12   Offensive rebound by Keith Williams  
5:09 +2 Keith Williams made dunk 56-52
4:54   Raynere Thornton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:52   Defensive rebound by Keith Williams  
4:51   Personal foul on Raynere Thornton  
4:31   Nysier Brooks missed layup, blocked by Kareem Brewton Jr.  
4:31   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
4:30   Personal foul on Nysier Brooks  
4:08   Jeremiah Martin missed floating jump shot  
4:07   Offensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
4:07   Shooting foul on Justin Jenifer  
4:07   Mike Parks Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:07   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
4:07   Mike Parks Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:07   Defensive rebound by Tre Scott  
3:43 +2 Rashawn Fredericks made dunk, assist by Tre Scott 58-52
3:22   Jeremiah Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:20   Offensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
3:20   Personal foul on Jarron Cumberland  
3:20   5-second inbounding violation turnover on Kareem Brewton Jr.  
2:54   Jarron Cumberland missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:52   Defensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
2:35 +3 Jeremiah Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kareem Brewton Jr. 58-55
2:16   Personal foul on Raynere Thornton  
2:16 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 1st of 2 free throws 59-55
2:16 +1 Jarron Cumberland made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-55
2:08   Personal foul on Tre Scott  
2:01 +2 Jeremiah Martin made layup 60-57
1:35 +2 Jarron Cumberland made fade-away jump shot 62-57
1:35   Shooting foul on Jeremiah Martin  
1:35 +1 Jarron Cumberland made free throw 63-57
1:27   Kareem Brewton Jr. missed floating jump shot  
1:25   Offensive rebound by Mike Parks Jr.  
1:24   Mike Parks Jr. missed dunk  
1:22   Offensive rebound by Kyvon Davenport  
1:19   Jeremiah Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:18   Offensive rebound by Memphis  
1:18   Personal foul on Rashawn Fredericks  
1:18 +1 Mike Parks Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 63-58
1:18 +1 Mike Parks Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-59
1:02 +2 Jarron Cumberland made floating jump shot 65-59
1:02