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But Cincinnati battled back, as a wounded animal is ever-dangerous. Cincinnati swarmed the offensive glass and ramped up the defense on D’Marcus Simonds, only allowing him to score eight more points for the remainder of the game, while Jarron Cumberland dropped 16 for Cincinnati to lead the Bearcats to a 35-30 halftime lead.
Cincinnati’s lead quickly grew to ten in the second half before Georgia State found their offense, taking a 45-44 lead over Cincinnati. Cincinnati’s physicality proved too much for Georgia State, as the Bearcats, who trailed 47-46, used a 17-2 run to take a 63-49 lead with two minutes to play, Cincinnati held on to win 68-53.