Listen: Bearcats, Xavier And UC Bearcats discussed on ABC News Perspective
"This is sports talk in like the raspberries. We are going all the way till six pm in any game. You just heard here on the big one the final from fifth third arena on the campus of the university of Cincinnati. The Bearcats sixty two this Xavier musketeers forty seven Jaren Cumberland scores a game-high nineteen points, the Bearcats build a twenty eight to twenty two halftime lead. And then run away with a thirty four to twenty five second-half UC now nine and one with a nine game winning streak after opening the season with that home loss to the Ohio State buckeyes nine straight wins for the Bearcats and save your false to six and four a four game losing streak winning streak snapped today for this eight musketeers guards Quinton Gooden, which well points and Paul Scruggs with eleven. They led the musketeers attack. And man a rough day for Xavier star Nike Marshall. He struggled big time to for thirteen from the floor, including one of eight from three point range in row. Two eight points. Keith Williams, added sixteen for the cats Trayvon Scott enjoyed a double double with ten points and ten rebounds. And I can't say enough about UC bearcat point guard senior, Justin, Jennifer. A point guard wants to in this. It's a good stat of three to one assist to turnover ratio. That's considered good today for Justin Jennifer who leads the nation in assist to turnover ratio, nine assists and one turnover. In like, Mick Cronin, said the head coach of UC Bearcats. He probably won't sleep tonight. Justin, Jennifer because he had that one turnover. Absolutely incredible nine to one assist turnover ratio in really for a while folks in the first half. It was like it was like a stock car race wheel the wheel knows detail door to door, and then you see slowly. But surely, basically sucked the life out of the musketeers, especially in the second half and Travis steal the first year head coach of the savior musketeers teed up big time, frustrated with six nineteen to go. Jennifer makes both free throws in all of a sudden, it's. A fifty four to thirty six bearcat lead. But really the turning point came in the first half when you see win on a twelve to nothing scoring run for a twenty six to eighteen lead. And really never looked back and Xavier went scoreless a big time drought for six minutes and forty nine seconds and to pulse. Scruggs free throws at nine twelve. And then they didn't score again till two twenty three on Zach hankins dunk. So that six minute forty nine second drought really hurt the Xavier musketeers enduring that drought they missed h shots from the floor including five threes. So congratulations to the Bearcats and the musketeers will definitely lick their wounds. I still think they're a very very good team. Still trying to feel their way falling to six and four. But a lot of talent on that team Xavier next hosts eastern. Kentucky next Saturday night at eight o'clock in UC goes on the road into the southeastern conference next Saturday against Mississippi State and eight thirty tip off on seven hundred wwl w so big build up to this game is well, it should be and the eighty sixth meeting in this in the storied series. And now you see leads the series fifty one to thirty five but make no mistake about his your head the head the momentum coming into this game in this series winning eight out of eleven and four out of the last five, but was all you see today in for UC fans out there. Don't you detect a a little bit more mellow Mick Cronin. Incredible the way he's he's kind of working the refs instead of screaming, Adam he's working them in. This is a young team. Like Mick says, and he's got a lot of different pieces. And he only gonna get better it how he's really worried about the cats, you know, the opening game of the season losing on national TV to the Ohio State buckeyes, but even in that game, the announcer said they're going to be a good team in there, really proven it. Now, they get into really difficult part of the schedule with some road games coming up here and starting with Mississippi State next Saturday night on the road in starkville, Mississippi in it is stark there, and that's going to be huge huge challenge for this for this bearcat team, but they were pumped in. They were gosh, they played relaxed. They refined it up, and it showed on the court and save your man after some looking good early on just I don't wanna say fell apart. But. Just lost their way. And how often hasn't Mick Cronin said it defense, rebounding and taken care of the basketball and only five turnovers for the Bearcats today and. The Bearcats just dominated what can we say here? Especially in the second half. Jaren Cumberland gets hot bus some threes. And it was like get outta my way in. I wonder what savior was thinking. Putting a six ten guy. Didn't really move very well Ryan wellish on Jaren Cumberland was that the way it was supposed to work or just switching that's the way it happened. But once you saw that matchup Cumberland just a using period. So taking it right to the whole and taking care of business. And it was funny on the on the broadcast. Terry nelson. Yeah. The bearcat through and through. A little prevent defense wants the Bearcats got the twenty point lead taking it off the gas work in little clock. And there's Terry Nelson say run them out of the gym blow him out. So you don't expect anything less common from a bearcat through and through. And ex scored seven in a row down the stretch there to to pull within what thirteen at sixty to forty seven with just over a minute to go and we've seen ten point leads evaporate in a minute. So over it wasn't UC to make some free throws and take care of the basketball and finally put them away. But the final sixty two to forty seven Xavier scoring twenty to twenty five and forty seven. And then you see twenty eight thirty four in a final of sixty two Xavier comes in to the game scoring seventy nine point three points. A game in the get held thirty points under that average by UC Bearcats. I've got my coffee. I've got my computer all I need is you, and I would love to hear from you. If you're on your way home from fifth third arena, the numbers to dial five one three seven four nine seven thousand toll free one eight hundred the big one pound seven hundred on AT and T the final from fifth third arena to UC Bearcats dominate the musketeers sixty two to forty seven. You've got the chick stir chick Ludwig till six o'clock tonight on NewsRadio seven hundred wwl w. They."