Cincinnati Shuts Down Kansas State To Move On
Associated Press - March 17, 2017 9:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Troy Caupain scored 23 points, Kyle Washington added 16 and defensive minded Cincinnati shot its way past Kansas State 75-61 Friday night in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Cincinnati (30-5) was knocked out in the first round a year ago and No. 6 seeds were 0-3 before the Bearcats took the floor, with Maryland, Creighton and SMU all losing to No. 11 seeds.
The Bearcats took care of their business and the No. 6 jinx with an impressive shooting display, shooting 62 percent. Cincinnati is known for its defense and did that too, preventing Kansas State (21-14) from making much of a run after building a 17 point lead.
The Bearcats move on to play No. 3 seed UCLA Sunday.
Wesley Iwundu led Kansas State with 19 points.