Scores

Final

South Florida 70

(11-7, 1-5 Big East)

Cincinnati 78

(13-6, 4-3 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, January 20, 2010

    Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    USF 32 3870
    CIN 41 3778

    Top Performers

    South Florida: C. Howard 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Cincinnati: D. Vaughn 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

    Cincinnati 78, South Florida 70

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Freshman guard Jaquon Parker scored a career-high 15 points, and Deonta Vaughn matched his season high with 20, helping depleted Cincinnati hold on to beat South Florida 78-70 on Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats (13-6, 4-3 Big East) built on their 60-58 win over Notre Dame on Saturday, gritting one out with a thinned-out front line. South Florida (11-7, 1-5) fell to 6-21 all-time against the Bearcats.

    Freshman Lance Stephenson sat out after twisting an ankle in practice on Tuesday, and the Bearcats' top two front-line players -- Yancy Gates and Steve Toyloy -- picked up their third fouls early in the second half, leaving Cincinnati severely short-handed. Gates got his fourth foul with 13:51 left, played only 10 minutes and had eight points.

    Dominique Jones led South Florida with 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USF
    CIN
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 30-54 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 13-23 (.565)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 12

    2009-10 Season

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