Jan 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots a layup against the South Florida Bulls during the second half at USF Sun Dome. Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the South Florida Bulls 61-54. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bearcats Defeat USF Bulls 61-54

The streak continues for the Cincinnati Bearcats as they claimed their 10th win in a row Saturday night at USF against the Bulls. Cincinnati traveled to Tampa Bay hot off their last month essentially, the Bearcats have played stifling defense behind some decent offense all of which has contributed to an undefeated conference record so far.

Cincinnati faced a team in South Florida that is not known for the basketball prow less, a team that is 10-8 on the season with only one win in conference. This was a matchup of former Big East schools, only one though would play old school Big East ball.

The first half of the game Saturday allowed the Bearcats to jump out to a decent lead early, as the first half began to close the Bulls clawed their way back into the game. At the half Cincinnati led 30-26, a four point lead that was at one point an eight point lead.

Coming out after the half Cincinnati who closed the first half slowly they did the same in the second half. Halfway through the send half Cincinnati trailed USF, a surprise to many. That did not last long though as big threes from Sean Kilpatrick and Troy Caupain push the Bearcats into the lead and they would never look back holding on for a 61-54 win.

Senior Sean Kilpatrick led the team with scoring again with 18 points. Justin Jackson who Head Coach Mick Cornin called the most improved player in the country he led the Bearcats in blocks again but was beat out in rebounds by freshman Troy Caupain who had six.

With that win the Bearcats now have a 10 game winning streak, they are 17-2 on the season and 6-0 in conference. Cincinnati is playing their best basketball at the moment and it could not have come at a better time as they face #18 Louisville in a little over a week.

Cincinnati returns to the court Thursday January 23rd as they face the UCF Knights (9-7) at 9pm ET on CBSSN.

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