No. 22 Cincinnati wins Global Sports Classic

No. 22 Cincinnati wins Global Sports Classic
November 25, 2012, 1:07 am
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Cincinnati's Justin Jackson, right, pressures Oregon's E.J. Singer in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


LAS VEGAS (AP) Cashmere Wright made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead No. 22 Cincinnati to a 77-66 win over Oregon in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic on Saturday night.

The Bearcats (6-0) led by nine at the break but Oregon opened the second half with a 21-10 surge to move in front. Cincinnati eventually settled down and closed the game with a 25-12 stretch to secure the win.

The Bearcats had four players score in double figures. Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker had 16 points apiece, and Titus Rubles scored 13.

One night after holding Iowa State to 37.3 percent shooting, the Bearcats held Oregon to 35.8 percent (19 of 53).

Carlos Emery led Oregon (5-1) with 15 points and nine rebounds. E.J. Singler added 11 points.