The Cincinnati Bearcats entered the Big East Tournament wednesday facing some questions regarding their play. Well the questions were not entirely answered but the Bearcats ran away with the win 61-44 over
The Bearcats started off fast opening up and 18 point lead about three quarters of the way through the first half. Having watched the team all season I was borderline surprised but not excited. I have seen one to many of these quick leads go away. Having said that, that is what happened. The Friars closed the lead to eight at half, then out of the half closed the lead all the way to 4. That is as close as Providence would get.
Cincinnati was once again led by junior Sean Kilpatrick who scored a game high 17 points. JaQuon Parker had a huge game for the Bearcats as well, a game leading 10 rebounds and a solid 15 point performance solidified the win for the Bearcats.
The questions that surrounded Cincinnati entering this game were answered a little. Cincinnati was able to score points, although not as often as they and their fans would like. They also went 12/17 from the free throw line which is better than their season average. Although 70% is nothing to cheer about, it is with this team.
Cincinnati advances on to the third round of the tournament to face Georgetown tomorrow at noon (et) on ESPN. They will continue to wear their camouflage uniforms, which bash them if you want I happen to enjoy them. Mainly because we can now see the numbers!