CINCINNATI (AP) The Bearcats rallied to get an overtime win for the second time in three days, a feat so rare that they hadn't done it in 52 years. And none of them was happy about it.
Jarron Cumberland scored 22 points, and Justin Jenifer hit a pivotal 3-pointer in overtime Saturday night as Cincinnati blew an 11-point lead in regulation before rallying to a 74-72 victory , the Bearcats' sixth in a row over UConn.
The Bearcats also went overtime for a 70-65 win at Tulsa on Thursday night. Cincinnati (14-3, 3-1 American Athletic) hadn't won back-to-back overtime games since the 1966-67 season.
Not that they considered it a bragging matter.
"It was an ugly win," said Nysier Brooks, who had 17 points.
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin pointed out numerous bad decisions in the closing minutes that allowed UConn (10-7, 1-3) to send it overtime. UConn outrebounded Cincinnati 38-30, another sore point. >> Read More
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