Posted December 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Undefeated Cincinnati has consistently blown out much weaker opponents. There isn't any reason to think that trend won't continue against winless Maryland-Eastern Shore. The 11th-ranked Bearcats try to open 9-0 while the visiting Hawks hope to avoid starting 0-9 when these teams square off Saturday. Cincinnati has been somewhat tested in three games against teams from major conferences, though its only real scare came last Saturday in a 58-56 nail-biter against Alabama. The Bearcats have outscored foes by an average of 34.4 points in their other five contests, most recently cruising past Arkansas-Little Rock 87-53 on Thursday. Among the Big East leaders with 19.6 points per game, Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 while Cheikh Mbodj and fellow center David Nyarsuk posted season highs of 12. It was the Bearcats' defensive effort, though, that proved most noteworthy: they set a school record with 23 steals and forced a season-high 32 turnovers. "When they're rattled, it's better for us bec...
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