Bearcats Hold Off Blue Demons, 71-68

Feb. 8, 2011

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points, Ibrahima Thomas added 16 and Cincinnati (19-5, 6-5 BIG EAST) hung on to beat DePaul 71-68 on Tuesday night.

Cincinnati led by 17 early in the second half only to see DePaul (6-18, 0-11 BIG EAST) whittle it to four.

It got particularly interesting when Moses Morgan converted a four-point play, burying the free throw after nailing a 3-pointer while getting fouled. That pulled DePaul within 69-65 with 1:34 left.

Cincinnati's Darnell Wilks hit a free throw to make it 70-65 with 13 seconds left, but DePaul's Brandon Young nailed a 3 with 0.4 seconds left. After Cincinnati threw away the inbounds pass, a shot by DePaul's Jimmy Drew rolled off the rim.