User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Cincinnati dominates Villanova, 68-50

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CINCINNATI (AP) - Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker scored 19 points apiece, and Cincinnati turned up the defensive pressure and emerged from a two-game slump by beating Villanova 68-50 on Tuesday night.

Advertisement
Cincinnati (19-6, 7-5 Big East) has relied on Kilpatrick for most of its offense lately with point guard Cashmere Wright on the mend. Kilpatrick has averaged nearly 21 points over the last seven games, leading the Bearcats in scoring each time.

Wright had 11 points on 3-of-14 shooting, his second-best point total in his last seven games.

Villanova (15-10, 6-6) had won its last two games with high-percentage shooting. The Wildcats had a tough time getting open against Cincinnati's trapping defense and turned it over 19 times. JayVaughn Pinkston led Villanova with 12 points.

The Wildcats went only 3 of 13 behind the arc and 7 of 15 on free throws.

The Wildcats were coming off one of their best defensive games, a 68-40 win over South Florida on Saturday that represented the fewest points Villanova had ever allowed in a Big East game. Cincinnati turned the 19 turnovers into 21 points as it pulled away.

Villanova's offense had been at its best in the previous two games as well, shooting over 50 percent from the field both times. The Wildcats had made more than half their shots only twice in the previous 22 games.

Their offense never got into a flow, scoring only 21 points in the second half.

Cincinnati was coming off low-scoring, back-to-back losses that dropped it out of the Top 25. The Bearcats lost 54-50 at Providence, throwing away a chance at a final shot when Kilpatrick lost his dribble, then went the final 9 minutes, 21 seconds without a field goal in a 62-52 home loss to Pitt last Saturday.

Kilpatrick missed all seven of his shots in the second half of the loss to Pitt. He was cold at the outset on Tuesday, missing his first four shots from behind the arc. His back-to-back 3s - one from the left wing, the other from the right - helped Cincinnati pull ahead 32-24 in the first half.

Villanova cut it to 32-29 at halftime with a weird play. Ryan Arcidiacono picked up a loose ball by the sideline and flipped it toward the basket. Pinkston caught the ball and flipped it into the basket just before the buzzer.

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin was most upset about his team's lack of rebounding and defense in the ragged loss to Pitt. The Bearcats were much more intense this time, trapping Villanova's guards and contesting every shot.

The Bearcats' defense started taking a toll in the second half. Villanova missed seven of its first eight shots and had six turnovers in the first 7 minutes. Kilpatrick's three-point play and Ge'Lawn Guyn's floater in the lane made it 44-33, the first double-digit lead of the game.

Wright's second 3-pointer of the game pushed it to 53-37. Villanova never got closer than 12 the rest of the way.

---

Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Schwab: Friday's Tip Sheet
Sportsbook: UCLA, Arizona hook up
Williams: Hot & Not Report
Edwards: Saturday's Early Tip Sheet
Schwab: Saturday's Late Tip Sheet
Texas lurking near top of Big 12
Auburn's Kareem Canty leaves team
Tough road awaits surging Wisconsin
Kansas concerned about defending OU
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK Hot Streaks
4-1 L5, 10-1 Run, +3,125 TY
13-3 L16, 25-8 L33, +2,648 TY
7-3 L10, 25-10 Run, 9-1 G-Plays
14-7 L21, 19-8 L27 CBK Picks
16-6 L22 G-Plays, +1,148 Picks TY
5-0 L5, 12-3 L15 Picks, +1,310 TY
12-5 Last 17 Picks, +1,249 Overall
4-2 L6, 8-4 L12 G-Plays
17-3 Guarantees This Year
2-0 Y'day, 5-0 L3 Days
5-2 Record Saturday
9-4 L2 Saturdays, 19-10 L29 Run
4-1 Picks Yesterday
15-6 Last 21 CBK G-Plays
3-1 Saturday, 6-2 L8 G-Plays
9-3 L12 Guaranteed Plays
3-1 Last Night, 4-1 Last Sat.
10-2 L12 Guaranteed Plays
6-1 L7 G-Plays, 8-4 L12 Picks
11-4 Record Yesterday
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks - Chip Chirimbes
2015 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 3125
Joe Nelson + 2648
Greg Smith + 1310
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 835
Joe Nelson + 775
Chip Chirimbes + 757
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Joe Nelson 63 %
Chip Chirimbes 62 %
Marc Lawrence 60 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jim Feist + 1380
Antony Dinero + 998
Bruce Marshall + 950
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 1002
Bruce Marshall + 955
James Manos + 508
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 1221
Chip Chirimbes + 1016
Doc's Sports + 555
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership