Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Amid the suspensions and public relations nightmare stemming from the brawl with Xavier, the University of Cincinnati basketball team learned something about itself -- it plays bigger when it's smaller.With post players Yancy Gates, Cheikh Mbodj and Octavius Ellis suspended for six games for their role in the fight with the Musketeers, UC was forced to institute a guard-laden lineup and quicken the pace. Although it's occurring in the softer portion of the schedule, the results are undeniable.During a four-game winning streak since the brawl, the Bearcats scored 100-plus points in two consecutive games and fell just five points short of becoming the first team in school history to score 100 or more in three straight games. The four-guard offense has resulted in a quicker pace that seems to fit well with the current personnel."It's a lot different, playing four guards," said UC guard Sean Kilpatrick. "Shooting is the key, especially from three-point range. Everyone on our team can sh...
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