Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/3/14
CINCINNATI (AP) -- It's been a long time since the Bearcats have reached such heights. Cincinnati had another breakthrough on Monday in its impressive start, moving into the top 10 of the Associated Press college basketball poll. The Bearcats came in at No. 7, their highest ranking in 10 years. They've won 14 in a row since a lopsided defeat to crosstown rival Xavier. Their 21-2 mark represents their best start in 12 years. And they're in control of the American Athletic Conference with a 10-0 mark, in line to win its first regular season title. "We're not done yet," senior forward Justin Jackson said, after a 50-49 win over South Florida on Sunday put them in position for their big jump from No. 13 in the poll. "We want to be on the big stage come March. That's our focus: When we come to March to have a good seed and do what we need to do." They've got one more month to make their case for a high seed that could help them advance deep into the NCAA tournament. The challenge is to k...
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