No. 11 Cincinnati beats Md-Eastern Shore 92-60

No. 11 Cincinnati beats Md-Eastern Shore 92-60
December 8, 2012, 4:00 pm
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Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots against Maryland Eastern Shore center Ron Spencer (22) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)


CINCINNATI (AP) Point guard Cashmere Wright set a career high with six 3-pointers, and Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half Saturday, keeping No. 11 Cincinnati unbeaten with a 92-62 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore.

The Bearcats (9-0) have opened the season with nine wins for only the 10th time in school history. They also did it in during the 2010-11 season, winning their first 15 games.

Cincinnati moved up to No. 11 this week - its highest ranking since it finished the 2003-04 season at No. 11 - off impressive wins over Iowa State, Oregon and Alabama. The Bearcats had back-to-back home games this week against overmatched teams.

They set a school record with 23 steals during an 87-53 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday. This time, they hit open shots against a winless team. Kyree Jones led the Hawks (0-9) with 25 points.