Eight games and eight wins in to the college basketball season, the Cincinnati Bearcats have plenty to smile about.
Senior guard Cashmere Wright and junior backcourt mate Sean Kilpatrick each scored their 1,000th career point last Saturday vs. Alabama.
No. 12 nationally in last week's coaches poll, the Bearcats are 8-0 to start the year for the second time in three seasons, and a win Saturday vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore will make the 2012-13 edition just the 10th team in school history to start the season 10-0. The six wins in November set a new school best.
There are still 17 Div. I teams unbeaten nationally. Syracuse and Cincinnati are the last unblemished Big East teams, while Atlantic-10 teams Charlotte and Temple are still unbeaten. Three Big Ten teams enter the weekend undefeated: No 1. Indiana, No. 3 Michigan and No. 14 Illinois, which won the Maui Inivtational and is off to a hotter start than most expected under first-year coach John Groce, who guided Ohio University to the...