Jamie Rhodes - USA Today Sports

Bearcats impress in 106-44 win Sunday afternoon

Cincinnati Bearcats bust the clock on Robert Morris Colonials 106-44 Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats are 2-0 and the national needs to take notice.

Fresh off scoring 97 points on Friday in their season opener they followed up with 106 against Robert Morris. Coach Mick Cronin didn’t lie to the masses when he said they were going to push the tempo it has been evident in the first two games.

During the first ten minutes Robert Morris seemed to have a great game plan and able to slow them down as the score was 21-14, but after that stint Cincinnati finished on a 30-11 run taking a 51-25 lead into the locker room.

This team has been a pick your poison squad so far this season and in the first half that’s how it was. Guard Kevin Johnson led the way with 9 points on 3 of 6 shooting from the field all from behind the arc. Both small forwards Jacob Evans and Shaquille Thomas had 8 points.

On 16 made shots 14 of them came off assists. That’s an impressive stat.  They also had 21 points off turnovers.

Robert Morris lost guard Matty McConnell for the game with a separated left shoulder.

The second half was even worse as Cincinnati won the second half 55-19. It was almost like the game was on easy. All the people that cover UC thought this game would be a lot tougher than Western Carolina and boy were we wrong.

The leaders in the second half were Octavius Ellis who scored 8 points, Farad Cobb who scored 10 points and Quadri Moore who scored 10 points.

Guauds Justin Jenifer and Troy Caupain both finished with 9 assists and only 1 turnover a piece. When you get point guard play like that it’s not many teams that can beat you.

Of the eleven players who played eight of them scored double digits. Coreontae DeBerry led the team in rebounding with 8. Farad Cobb led the team in scoring with15 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field and 3 of 6 from behind the arc.

For the game they shot 53.8% from the field, 45.8% from three and 73.1% from the foul line. Out of 38 made shots 32 of them came off assists.

I know it’s only the second of the season, but Bearcat fans everywhere need to be excited about this squad.

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