Scores

Final

Providence 88

(12-9, 4-5 Big East)

Cincinnati 92

(14-7, 5-4 Big East)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2010

    Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    PROV 44 4488
    CIN 44 4892

    Top Performers

    Providence: S. Curry 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Cincinnati: C. Wright 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Cincinnati 92, Providence 88

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Redshirt freshman Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 24 points, nine of them during a 16-1 run in the second half that swept Cincinnati to a 92-88 victory over Providence on Saturday night.

    Wright, who had lost his starting job and was benched for a game, returned to the starting lineup on Saturday and steadied Cincinnati (14-7, 5-4 Big East) through a wide-open game by making nine of his 11 shots and getting five assists.

    Providence (12-9, 4-5) got the back-and-forth pace it likes, but couldn't hold on to the ball during the Bearcats' decisive run. The Friars had five turnovers during the 5-minute spurt.

    Cincinnati's poor free-throw shooting (20 of 41) allowed the Friars to make a late comeback. Sharaud Curry's 3 with 6.6 seconds left cut it to 91-88, but Jaquon Parker made the second of his two free throws to clinch it.

    Curry finished with 27 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PROV
    CIN
    Points 88 92
    FG Made-Attempted 33-71 (.465) 32-56 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-34 (.382) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 20-41 (.488)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 14

    2009-10 Season

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