HOME TEAM (Cincinnati)

RECORD (31-5)
CONFERENCE RECORD (16-2)
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AWAY TIME (Nevada)

RECORD (29-7)
CONFERENCE RECORD (15-3)
NEXT OPPONENT   Loyola-Chicago

BOX SCORE:

  1H 2H FINAL
Cincinnati 44
 29  73
Nevada  32  43  75

GAME RECAP

The old saying “defense wins championships” was proven to be false Sunday night as the Cincinnati Bearcats imploded in the second half.

The Bearcats struggled shooting from three-point range today, but they certainly made up for it in the post.

The Wolf Pack did not go down without a fight. Kendall Stephens hit two three-pointers too cut the Cincinnati lead to 12 points with 9 minutes left in the second half.

The Wolf Pack proceeded to go on a 20-4 run during that time but it was clear that the team was fatigued. The question would be could the Wolf Pack pull off a miracle?

The Bearcats led by 22 points at one point, but everything changed when sophomore guard Jarron Cumberland fouled out with 4 minutes left in the game.

Immediately after Cumberland fouled out Nevada’s Cody Martin scored an old fashioned three-pointer by drawing a foul. This would cut the lead to three.

After Nevada would tie the game up with a Caleb Martin three.

Cincinnati would then come up empty handed on the next possession and Nevada would storm down and take a two-point lead with 9.1 seconds left thanks to Josh Hall.

Cincinnati would botch the last possession capping off an improbable 22-point comeback for the Wolf Pack.

Now Nevada will face another Cinderella in Loyola-Chicago in the Sweet Sixteen.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Nevada’s Josh Hall played fantastic off the bench today. Hall had the game-winning shot that would cap off a historic win for the Nevada basketball program. On the day Hall recorded 14 points and six rebounds.

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I am recent graduate of The Ohio State University who is currently following his dream of sports writing. I was born in Wayne, New Jersey and played football in high school all four years. In college I stuck to intramural basketball. Although not much of a scorer, I liked to consider myself a real gritty “bring your lunch pale to work” power forward with playing style being described as a mix between Reggie Evans and Rick Mahorn. I am a lifelong Denver Broncos and New York Yankees fan, a skeptical yet optimistic New Orleans Pelicans fan, and above all else a die hard Ohio State fan. @DSmythTheMyth18
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I am recent graduate of The Ohio State University who is currently following his dream of sports writing. I was born in Wayne, New Jersey and played football in high school all four years. In college I stuck to intramural basketball. Although not much of a scorer, I liked to consider myself a real gritty “bring your lunch pale to work” power forward with playing style being described as a mix between Reggie Evans and Rick Mahorn. I am a lifelong Denver Broncos and New York Yankees fan, a skeptical yet optimistic New Orleans Pelicans fan, and above all else a die hard Ohio State fan. @DSmythTheMyth18

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