Originally posted on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 1/30/13
Cincinnati used a big second half to rally past Rutgers tonight, 62-54. Rutgers held the lead from the opening minutes until the 11 minute mark of the second half. The Scarlet Knights couldn't hold the lead because, to be quite frank, they are a bad basketball team. I tweeted after Rutgers took a 10 point lead that it was fortunate that Cincinnati was playing so badly against this team. A good one would have probably defeated them. This is why style points do not matter. Winning this game was very important. The margin, that didn't matter. A loss to a team like this wouldn't be good for the resume and it wouldn't be good for the Big East standings.  The Bearcats won with their defense. People love good offense. Like good offense, good defense gets players fired up to defend. Look no further than Justin Jackson. He blocked a season high 6 shots. He disrupted more than that. He was credited with a steal. Jackson played with the heart and hustle that we saw from him last season. It...
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