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Last season: 31-5, reached second round of NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Mick Cronin.
Conference: American Athletic.
Who's gone: Guard Jacob Evans III (NBA), forward Gary Clark, forward Kyle Washington.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State first-round draft pick Jacob Evans III has signed his contract and is set to play in the summer league with the two-time reigning NBA champions.
The Warriors selected the 6-foot-6 guard/forward with the 28th overall pick out of Cincinnati and formally introduced him at a news conference last week, his proud family in attendance.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jacob Evans drew the attention of the Golden State Warriors as much for his defense as his versatility.
"He's a serious player," Warriors GM Bob Myers said Thursday night after making the 6-foot-6 Cincinnati wing player their first-round pick with the 28th overall selection. "He's defensive-minded. He has a knack for it and a nose for rebounds."
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin took a moment late in Sunday's game and was enjoying the atmosphere of his team's hard-fought regular-season finale.
"I'm busy coaching, but I will admit it," Cronin said, "during that last under-four (minute) timeout, I stopped and looked around and thought, 'This is a great game.'"
And it ended with No. 10 Cincinnati outlasting No. 11 Wichita State 62-61 on Sunday to win the regular-season title in the American Athletic Conference.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kyle Washington and the 10th-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats didn't flinch when they lost leading scorer Jacob Evans to a first-half ankle injury.
Washington had 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, and Cincinnati clinched a share of the American Athletic Conference title with a 78-49 victory over Tulane on Thursday night.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin says his philosophy when playing conference games on the road is to win and get the heck out of the building.
Jacob Evans III scored 19 points and No. 8 Cincinnati left Gampel Pavilion on Saturday with a 65-57 victory over a struggling UConn team. It was the Bearcats 14th straight win.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Midway through the first half, it looked like Cincinnati's long home-court winning streak was in jeopardy. The eighth-ranked Bearcats kept it going by pulling off their biggest comeback in coach Mick Cronin's 12 seasons.
Jacob Evans III scored 18 points, hitting the pivotal shots during Cincinnati's rally from an 18-point deficit, and Bearcats pulled away for an 80-70 victory over Houston on Wednesday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents don't score many points against No. 9 Cincinnati's defense, with the Bearcats ranking second in the country allowing only 56.6 points a game.
Memphis didn't even reach that average.
The Bearcats held Memphis to 31.1 percent shooting, kept the Tigers from getting in an offensive flow much of the game and the combination helped Cincinnati win its 12th straight Saturday with a 62-48 victory over Memphis.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Cincinnati has its best offensive team under Mick Cronin, but the Bearcats coach won't accept a lackluster defensive effort like the one he got in the first half against East Carolina.
"We had an attitude adjustment at halftime," Cronin said.
Jacob Evans III and Kyle Washington each scored 17 points, and Gary Clark had 14 points and 14 rebounds, lifting the No. 12 Bearcats to an 86-60 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gary Clark has seen the University of Central Florida's 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall for three seasons and he's still in awe.
Clark, a 6-8 senior at Cincinnati, scored 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in helping the Bearcats (16-2, 5-0) to an ugly, but effective 49-38 victory over Fall and the Knights (12-6, 3-3). Jacob Evans added 10 points for the Bearcats, who won their ninth game in a row.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Down 10 points on the road, No. 14 Cincinnati hardly blinked.
"There was no panic. I'm very confident with these guys," coach Mick Cronin said after Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points and the Bearcats shrugged off a slow start to beat struggling South Florida 78-55 on Saturday night.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Cincinnati showed that in a matchup of stingy defensive teams, a lot of effort overcomes a lot of missed shots.
Jacob Evans III scored 18 points, and Gary Clark had a big second half as the 19th-ranked Bearcats pulled away to a 76-56 victory over SMU on Sunday, extending the longest active home-court winning streak in the country.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stuck in a losing streak and clinging to a two-point lead over a Top 25 team, perhaps Temple coach Fran Dunphy should have taken a swig out of a water bottle instead of taking a swing at one.
Angered over an offensive foul whistled against the Owls, Dunphy — who would rarely be confused with his Hall of Fame predecessor John Chaney for furious outbursts — smacked the bottle on the scorer's table and the plastic container soared onto the court.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — The Bearcats' shooting touch was off after a long layoff. The defense was crisp as always, allowing them to have an easy time extending their streak.
Gary Clark had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, and Jarron Cumberland scored 15 points, leading No. 21 Cincinnati to an 82-48 victory over Memphis on Sunday that prolonged the nation's longest active home-court winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Washington had a rough day when Cincinnati lost to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament last season.
This time, he delivered one solid performance against the Bruins.
Washington scored 19 points, Jacob Evans III had 16 and No. 25 Cincinnati beat UCLA 77-63 on Saturday.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — No. 25 Cincinnati had plummeted to the fringe of the rankings and needed a confidence boost. The Bearcats got it against a previously unbeaten team.
Jacob Evans III had 24 points and eight rebounds as Cincinnati recovered from its back-to-back losses and handed Mississippi State its first defeat, 65-50 on Tuesday night.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Gary Clark scored 17 points, Kyle Washington had his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 12 Cincinnati won the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic 78-53 over Wyoming on Wednesday night.
Clark was named the MVP of the three-game event with 49 points, 28 boards and seven assists. Jacob Evans was also on the all-tournament team for the Bearcats.
For the second straight game, Cincinnati (6-0) jumped out to a big lead.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Unlike the previous night, Cincinnati didn't need a hero on Tuesday night.
Instead, the 12th-ranked Bearcats relied on their defense, smothering Richmond in the first half and cruising into the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic with a 75-48 win over the Spiders.
Cane Broome led a balanced attack with 13 points and Jacob Evans added 12 for the Bearcats (5-0).
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati
Last season: 30-6, finished second in American Athletic Conference.
Coach: Mick Cronin.
Conference: American Athletic.
Who's gone: Point guard Troy Caupain, guard Kevin Johnson, forward Quadri Moore.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cincinnati's quest for an American Athletic Conference title ended in each of the league's first three years with a loss in the tournament to UConn.
Not this time.
Gary Clark scored 25 points to lead the 15th-ranked Bearcats to an 81-71 win over the Huskies in the AAC semifinals on Saturday night.
Jacob Evans added 21 points and Troy Caupain had 18 for Cincinnati (29-4), which will play in their first American championship game on Sunday against No. 12 SMU.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cincinnati had the outside game going early and the inside game clicking late.
The result was an 80-61 rout of Tulsa on Friday night in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals.
Kyle Washington led the second-seeded Bearcats with 21 points. Jacob Evans added 20 and Troy Caupain had 15.
Cincinnati (28-4) led for all but 17 seconds and by as many as 24 points.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Gary Clark had 17 points and 14 rebounds, leading No. 18 Cincinnati over short-handed Connecticut 67-47 Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Jarron Cumberland added 15 points and Jacob Evans III had 12 for the Bearcats (27-4, 16-2 American Athletic Conference).
Rodney Purvis scored 15 points for UConn (14-16, 9-9), which lost its fourth in a row. The loss dropped the Huskies into the play-in round of the AAC Tournament.
CINCINNATI (AP) — After a dominant first half, No. 15 Cincinnati relaxed and wound up sweating one out.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The only thing that Mick Cronin mentioned to his team at halftime was defense. The 18th-ranked Bearcats got the message.
Jacob Evans III scored 13 of his 17 points while Cincinnati took control in the first half, and the Bearcats clamped down defensively in the second half and pulled away to an 80-60 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cincinnati's Gary Clark tried to put another rout of struggling South Florida into perspective.
The Bearcats bounced back from their first loss in two months with a 68-54 victory Wednesday night, with Clark leading the way with 13 points and 14 rebounds — his sixth double-double of the season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Washington scored 14 points and No. 11 Cincinnati extended its winning streak to 15 games with a 60-50 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday night.
Washington also finished with 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season as Cincinnati (22-2, 11-0 American Athletic Conference) won its 23rd consecutive home game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No. 20 Cincinnati found itself in first-half foul trouble, but junior forward Quadri Moore came off the bench to help the Bearcats pull away in a 78-61 victory against Tulane on Saturday at Devlin Fieldhouse.
Moore, averaging 2.8 points in 7.8 minutes per game, had 11 points in nine first-half minutes as the Bearcats (17-2, 7-0 in the American Athletic Conference) overcame a slow start to take a 38-22 halftime lead and coasted to their 10th consecutive victory.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At least No. 22 Cincinnati didn't lose. That was the only thing that pleased coach Mick Cronin.
The Bearcats beat East Carolina 55-46 on Sunday for their eighth straight win, behind 16 points and 11 rebounds from Kyle Washington.
"The only place we won today was on the scoreboard," Cronin said. "We didn't get better today. We got worse."
HOUSTON (AP) — Scoring against Cincinnati is no easy task.
Kyle Washington had 19 points and nine rebounds as the 22nd-ranked Bearcats extended their winning streak to six games Saturday night with a 67-58 victory over Houston.
Troy Caupain added 13 points, Jacob Evans had 12 and Gary Clark chipped in with 11 points and eight rebounds. Cincinnati (13-2, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) shot only 39 percent but hit 10 of 24 from 3-point range.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin preaches to his team the importance of finding ways to win when you're not hitting shots. Wednesday night's victory over Temple could be Exhibit A of his mantra.
Gary Clark scored 11 points, including two important free throws with 14.9 seconds left, and No. 23 Cincinnati overcame a poor shooting game to beat Temple 56-50.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Troy Caupain missed yet another shot on his off night, and the ball got slapped back to him as he stood unguarded in the middle of the lane. He put up another shot that finally went in for the game-winner.
Caupain got the rebound of his missed shot and made a short jumper with 0.7 seconds left in overtime Thursday night, rallying No. 24 Cincinnati to a 93-91 victory over Marshall after the Bearcats trailed nearly the entire game.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Senior Kevin Johnson scored a career-high 18 points as No. 25 Cincinnati rolled to the highest-scoring game of coach Mick Cronin's 11-year career, 119-68 over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday
Jacob Evans added 17 points and five other Bearcats reached double figures as Cincinnati (9-2) bettered it previous season-high margin of victory for the second straight game, a 38-point romp over Texas Southern on Tuesday.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is playing defense better than it has in years.
The Cyclones' offense has been uncharacteristically sluggish at times though, putting their school-record streak in the Top 25 in jeopardy.
Jacob Evans III made two free throws with 20 seconds left in overtime and Cincinnati upset No. 19 Iowa State 55-54 on Thursday night, the Cyclones' second straight loss.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jacob Evans III made two free throws with 20 seconds left in overtime and Cincinnati upset No. 19 Iowa State 55-54 on Thursday night, the Cyclones' second straight loss.
Kyle Washington had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Evans had 11 points for the Bearcats (6-1), who also snapped Iowa State's 37-game non-conference home winning streak.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jarron Cumberland scored 17 points off the bench and Cincinnati beat Lipscomb 91-68 on Saturday.
Kyle Washington added 15 points, Jacob Evans 14 and Kevin Johnson 13 for the Bearcats (5-1), who were 31-of-59 shooting for 52.5 percent, including 8 of 17 on 3-pointers. They outscored the Bisons 21-5 at the free-throw line and turned 19 turnovers into 26 points.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No. 24 Cincinnati got back into the paint Sunday and back into the win column.
Kyle Washington had 16 points and 17 rebounds and the Bearcats beat Penn State 71-50 in the consolation game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off.
Jacob Evans added 14 points for Cincinnati (3-1), which bounced back from a loss to No. 21 Rhode Island on Saturday by dominating the Nittany Lions.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No. 21 Rhode Island had its first real test of the season — and passed.
E.C. Matthews hit two late 3-pointers and finished with 18 points in the Rams' 76-71 comeback victory over No. 24 Cincinnati on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
Kuren Iverson added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Jared Terrell and Hassan Martin each scored 14 points for URI (4-0), which will face top-ranked Duke for the championship Sunday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Once Cincinnati applied a little pressure, everything became easy.
Jacob Evans III had nine points during a run that put Cincinnati in control midway through the second half, and the 24th-ranked Bearcats overcame cold shooting and a sloppy start to beat Albany 74-51 on Monday night.
"In the second half, we wanted to come out and play harder," Evans said. "We came out and tried to turn up the defense. We scored off our defense."
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jacob Evans scored 23 points to help Cincinnati roll to an 84-55 victory over Brown in a season opener on Friday night.
Evans was 9 of 12 from the field and made four 3-pointers. Kyle Washington had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Bearcats, who are coming off a 22-11 season and a sixth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Gary Clark added in 14 points and Troy Caupain chipped in 10.