Cincinnati Bearcats Defeat Nebraska 74-59


Dec 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats guard Kevin Johnson (25) attempts a steal against Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Taj Webster (0) during the second half of the game at Fifth Third Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats entered Saturday’s game winners of their last three games as they prepared to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers before opening American Athletic Conference play on New Years. Cincinnati defeated Nebraska 74-59 behind an outstanding day by the Bearcats.

Seniors Sean Kilpatrick and Justin Jackson led the Bearcats again Saturday, a thing that is becoming a regular occurrence these days. Kilpatrick scored 21 points while Jackson countered with 15 of his own. Freshman Kevin Johnson showed his muscle today with 11 points for the Bearcats off the bench. Johnson appears to be a star in making for the Bearcats.

Justin Jackson had 10 rebounds today for his fifth double double of the season. Jackson has been arguably the heart and soul of this basketball team. He appears to be having fun playing ball, not taking anything too seriously and always smiling his attitude is infectious for the fans.

As for the game Cincinnati played excellent basketball all day. Kilpatrick somehow scored 21 points even though he was ice cold from the field. Jermaine Lawrence scored 6 points and contented to show flashes of potential greatness. Time will continue to tell for the young forward.

Nebraska’s star Terran Petteway collected two fouls in the first 62 seconds of the game, that forced him to the bench for 6 minutes and allowed the Bearcats to work without having to deal with Petteway.

Cincinnati opened up a 10 point lead about halfway through the second half and never looked back. Down the stretch with the game never in question Cincinnati continued to plug away putting points up.

The Bearcats return to the court on New Years day against SMU opening up conference play for both teams.