Kilpatrick leads No. 24 Cincy over MSVU 102-60

Kilpatrick leads No. 24 Cincy over MSVU 102-60
November 13, 2012, 8:59 pm
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Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots against Mississippi Valley State center Julius Francis in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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CINCINNATI (AP) Sean Kilpatrick scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Cheikh Mbodj had four of Cincinnati's seven blocks, leading the 24th-ranked Bearcats to a 102-60 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night.

The Bearcats (2-0) took control with a 23-4 run in the first half that featured a pair of 3-pointers by Cashmere Wright. The point guard had all of his 11 points and three assists in the take-control half.

JaQuon Parker added 13 points for the Bearcats, who shot 53.7 percent and dominated the boards 51-25.

Davon Usher and Darryl Marshall scored 13 points apiece for MVSU (0-2), which has an all-new team and a pair of lopsided losses to open the season.

The Delta Devils lost their opener 93-57 at Mississippi, the start of an 11-game opening stretch on the road. Mississippi Valley State won't play at home until Jan. 6.