NICEVILLE, FLA. — Cincinnati shot a sizzling 71.4 percent in the first half and never let up coasting to its fifth straight victory with a 69-51 decision over Middle Tennessee State Friday night to advance to the championship of Emerald Coast Classic.
The Bearcats built a 39-17 halftime lead and expanding it to 47-22.
“That was as well as we have played on offense all year,” said Cincinnati. We really challenged them coming into here to play better and together. We are such a young team, we are still learning and growing.”
Middle Tennessee State, which fell to 3-2, didn’t help matters with cold shooting finishing the game at 34.7 percent.
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