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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.