Men's Basketball |
Jan. 30, 2008
Box Score |
Cincinnati at West Virginia
Jan. 30, 2008
Morgantown, W.Va. - WVU Coliseum
This is Cincinnati's 15th meeting against West Virginia. Cincinnati holds a 9-6 lead in the series, which began in the 1940-41 season.
The Bearcats' victory stops a streak of wins on the home floor. In each of the last two seasons, UC and WVU met twice each campaign with the home team winning on each occasion.
Cincinnati held West Virginia to 10-of-50 from the field. WVU's 10 baskets equaled a mark that has been met on three previous occasions for the fewest allowed by a UC team dating back to the 1960-61 campaign. The modern-day low mark was set on Dec. 20, 1983 against Kentucky.
The Bearcats built the lead to 14 points, at 21-7, with 8:14 left after a 6-0 run that was capped by a pair of Deonta Vaughn free throws. They held a 34-23 lead at the half.
Vaughn connected on three 3-pointers in the first half to key the early surge. The sophomore finished with four treys.
Cincinnati's defense allowed West Virginia to convert a meager 4-of-26 field goal attempts in the second half.
UC's stifling defense throttled WVU's long-range presence. The home team missed its first 11 tries from 3-point range and finished 1-for-22 from distance.
Jamual Warren played a season-high 39 minutes and on his way to nine points and six assists.
Marcus Sikes established a new career high with 12 rebounds.
UC dominated the rebounding contest, 47-26.