Cincinnati 70 Tulsa 65 (Overtime)
A Bearcats team ravaged by flu all week and coming off a loss at East Carolina rallied at Tulsa and somehow found a pathway to victory Thursday night.
The win snapped Tulsa's 15 game homecourt winning streak.
UC trailed by six points with 1:16 remaining in regulation. Cane Broome then scored the Bearcats final seven points to send the game to overtime. He nailed a big three pointers at the 1:00 mark, snapping a string of 18 straight misses. Down two points the final minute of regulation Broome turned to UC radio analyst Terry Nelson coming out of a timeout and said, "I'm going to win this game." Broome promptly drained a jumper, with his toe on the three point line to tie the game and force OT.
Broome scored 16 points and dished out a team high six assists.All 16 points came in 16 second half minutes: 6 of 9 FG, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal.
Jarron Cumberland scored 14 points, including 6 of UC's in 12 overtime. Keith Williams added 14 points (before fouling out). A clearly flu compromised Trevon Scott chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Trevor Moore hit a big time three-pointer with about two minutes left in overtime to extend a one point lead to four. Sick all week, Justin Jennifer managed just 13 minutes.
The Golden Hurricanes shot out of their collective minds hitting 14 of 23 three pointers (61%)....including an insane 9 of 11 in the second half.
The Bearcats took 19 more shots than Tulsa, but hit just 9 of 31 from long distance (29%).
UC was able to corral just 9 of 38 missed shots on the night but outrebounded Tulsa by 10.
UC's defense forced 22 turnovers.
The win was number 350 of Mick Cronin's career.
The Bearcats are home Saturday night vs Connecticut.