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Final

Seton Hall 57

(18-9, 7-8 Big East)

Cincinnati 62

(19-8, 9-5 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    4:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

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    HALL 28 2957
    CIN 37 2562

    Top Performers

    Seton Hall: F. Edwin 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Cincinnati: D. Dixon 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Cincinnati 62, Seton Hall 57

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Dion Dixon scored 20 points and Cashmere Wright added 13 for a Cincinnati team that never trailed in a 62-57 Big East win over Seton Hall on Saturday.

    JaQuon Parker also reached double figures with 12 points for the Bearcats, who jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first 4:16 before a near-sellout crowd of 13,003, 173 short of capacity at Fifth Third Arena.

    Cincinnati (19-8, 9-5) has won two straight and three out of four going into a conference matchup Thursday with No. 19 Louisville in Cincinnati.

    Fuquan Edwin and Jordan Theodore each scored 15 points for the streaky Pirates (18-9, 7-8), who had won three straight after a six-game losing streak. They are scheduled to face 10th-ranked Georgetown at home on Tuesday.

    Herb Pope scored six points in the second half to finish with 10 for Seton Hall.

    Cincinnati led by 14 points, 44-30, with 14:35 left in the second half before Seton Hall cut the lead to four points twice in the last 30 seconds, but Dixon made two free throws and Parker addd one -- all on the front end of bonus situations -- to hold off the Pirates.

    Cincinnati made six of its first 10 3-pointers to open a 30-15 lead with 5:31 left in the first half against the Big East's second-best 3-point defense. The Bearcats settled for a 37-28 halftime lead behind Dixon's 11 points and 10 from Wright.

    Cincinnati's Yancy Gates, who was suspended for six games for his part in the brawl that ended Cincinnati's 76-53 loss at Xavier on Dec. 10 with 34 seconds left, drew a technical in this one after vehemently ripping the ball away from Theodore. The two were wrestling for a rebound with 4:54 left in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HALL
    CIN
    Points 57 62
    FG Made-Attempted 23-66 (.348) 20-50 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

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