Bearcats See Streak Snapped at SMU|
Feb. 8, 2014
DALLAS, Texas - The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team saw its 15-game winning streak snapped at SMU, 76-55, in Dallas on Thursday night.
The defeat marks the first during league play for the seventh-ranked Bearcats, who are now 22-3 and 11-1 in the American, while the Mustangs improve to 18-5 and 8-3 in the league.
Sean Kilpatrick led the effort for Cincinnati . The senior scored 22 points in his 131st consecutive game played, tying a school record. Justin Jackon added 10 points and nine rebounds for UC, while Titus Rubles contributed eight points, five rebounds and five steals.
Cincinnati struggled to get its offense going, playing on a quick turnaround after a 63-58 victory over No. 22 UConn on Thursday night. The Bearcats shot just 35.4-percent (17-48), including 16.7-percent (4-24) from three-point range, the lowest percentage from beyond the arc on the season.
SMU was led by 15 points apiece from Nick Russell and Ben Moore. Nic Moore added 14 for the home team, which shot 53.3-percent (25-46) from the field. Cincinnati has allowed just three teams to shoot better than 50-percent from the floor this season, however UC is 0-3 in those contests. SMU also converted 22-of-25 attempts from the foul line (88-percent).
The Mustangs remain unbeaten at home this season (13-0).
Cincinnati has a week of rest before returning to action on Saturday, Feb. 15, when Houston visits Fifth Third Arena. Tickets for the 3:00 p.m. showdown are available by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or visiting GoBEARCATS.com/tickets.