LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sean Kilpatrick made all 16 of his free throws and scored 32 points, leading No. 22 Cincinnati to a 78-70 win over Iowa State on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.
After winning their first four games by an average margin of 34.5 points per game, the Bearcats (5-0) had their hands full with a talented Iowa State (4-1) team that stole the momentum in the first half, dictated the pace at times to keep things close and pulled within 4 points with 46 seconds left.
Cashmere Wright added 14 points for the Bearcats and Titus Rubles had 10 points.
The Bearcats will face the winner of the semifinal between Oregon and No. 18 UNLV.
Cincinnati's early second-half run of 15-5 gave it enough breathing room to keep its distance and secure the win. The Bearcats, who came in shooting 51.3 percent from the field (including 42.2 percent from 3-point range), shot just 25 of their 60 attempts (41.7) from the floor. They hit just 25 percent (5 of 20) of the...