No. 11 Cincinnati beats Marshall 72-56

No. 11 Cincinnati beats Marshall 72-56
December 15, 2012, 4:28 pm
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Marshall's Dennis Tinnon, center, goes up for a rebound between Cincinnati's Jermaine Sanders, left, and Titus Rubles (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Cashmere Wright scored 14 points and No. 11 Cincinnati overcame an off game from top scorer Sean Kilpatrick to beat Marshall 72-56 on Saturday.

Cincinnati improved to 10-0 for the second time in three seasons and the 10th time in school history.

Kilpatrick tied his season low with 13 points on 5 of 15 shooting while Justin Jackson scored 10 for the Bearcats.

D.D. Scarver and Elijah Pittman scored 20 points apiece for Marshall (6-5).

Cincinnati broke open a tight game with a 13-4 run midway through the second half. Kilpatrick overcame a poor first half to score nine points over the final eight minutes.