Cincinnati Outlasts Oregon, 77-66

Despite trailing by 19 points in the first half, the Oregon Ducks (5-1) fought back against Cincinnati (6-0) before succumbing 77-66 in the championship round of the Global Sports Classic in the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday night.

(PHOTO) Oregon Ducks forward Carlos Emory (33) goes up for a lay up as Cincinnati Bearcats guard Cashmere Wright (1) looks on in the second half at the Thomas and Mack Center. Cincinnati defeated Oregon 77-66. Mandatory Credit: Josh Holmberg-US PRESSWIRE

Oregon was paced by Carlos Emory's 11 points. E.J. Singler added 11. Arsalan Kazemi had 15 rebounds but the Cashmere Wright (17 points) Sean Kirkpatrick (16), JaQuan Parker (16) and Titus Rubles (13) proved too much for the young Duck squad.

Oregon shot 34.5 percent for the game in field goal shooting compared to Cincinnati's 37.5 percent. Oregon came close in rebounding with the Bobcats pulling down 44 to Oregon's 41 boards, but the difference came down to Cincinnati's 3-point shooting, going 11-for-24 to Oregon's 5-for-7.

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