NCAAB Game Recap - Temple at Cincinnati
Sat Mar 7, 2020 8:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Temple (14-17)

31

32

63

Cincinnati (20-10)

17

47

64

Scott rescues Cincinnati for 64-63 win over Temple
Sat Mar 7, 2020 11:17 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Trevon Scott salvaged an admittedly “bad” night with a play that might have saved Cincinnati's NCAA Tournament hopes.

The senior's tip-in with 2.8 seconds left lifted the Bearcats to a 64-63 win over upset-minded Temple in the regular-season finale on Saturday night.

“I had a bad game for the whole game, but it doesn't matter,” said Scott, whose five points were 6.6 below his season average on an unproductive Senior Night. “For me to go out like that for the city, for the team, for myself. ... After the game, my teammates were like, ‘Throw everything out the window. Look at what you just did.’ ”

Jaevon Cumberland missed a jump shot, but Scott was there for the wide-open game-winner, drawing roars from the season-high sellout crowd of 12,365.

“We needed every last one of them,” Cincinnati coach John Brannen. “I want to thank the fans for putting us over the top. It was a great night - emotion-filled for a lot of reasons.”

Cumberland finished with 20 points for Cincinnati (20-10, 13-5 American Athletic Conference), which already had clinched a first-round bye in next week’s AAC tournament. The Bearcats still can grab a share of the AAC regular-season championship with first-place Tulsa and maybe No. 21 Houston. The Bearcats went into the game tied for second with Houston, which plays Memphis at home on Sunday. Tulsa plays at Wichita State.

A loss to the Owls, beaten at home by Cincinnati by seven points on Jan. 22, probably would have left the Bearcats needing a third straight AAC Tournament championship to reach the NCAA Tournament. The Bearcats feel like they've been playing tournament basketball for a month, Brannen said.

“It's exhausting, no question about it,” the first-year coach said,

Quinton Rose scored 19 points to lead Temple (14-17, 6-12). The Owls have lost their last five games and six of their last seven. De’Vondre Perry added 10 for the Owls.

Mamoudou Diarra scored eight of his career-high 12 points in the second half and Keith Williams scored all 11 of his points after halftime to lead Cincinnati’s comeback from a 14-point intermission deficit.

Cincinnati didn't take its first lead until Williams scored on a layup ro a 55-54 edge with 3:26 left in the game. That was the first of seven lead changes and one tie down the stretch. Cumberland scored on a spinning layup for a 62-60 lead with 1:04 left, but J.P. Moorman II connected on a 3-pointer for a 63-62 lead with 11 seconds left, setting up Scott's game-winning outback.

Cincinnati shot just 24% from the field (6 for 25), including 1 for 10 on 3-pointers, while Temple was going 5 for 9 on 3-pointers on the way to a 31-17 halftime lead. Alani Moore II made three of the Owls’ 3-pointers for all nine of his first half points. Temple took command with a 14-4 run to close the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Temple: The Owls have lost seven straight in Cincinnati and 24 of 33 overall to Cincinnati.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats reached 20 regular-season wins for the 10th consecutive season and 39th overall.

CAREER FIRST

Cincinnati celebrated Senior Night by giving John Koz his first career start in his 23rd appearance over four seasons.

PAYING RESPECT

A moment of silence was held before tipoff to honor the memory of Brannen’s father, John, in Cincinnati’s first home game since the coach’s father passed away on February 28.

CREEPING UP

Cumberland snapped a tie with Pat Cummings for seventh place on Cincinnati's career scoring list. He needs eight points to pass Roger McClendon and move into sixth place,

UP NEXT

Temple: The Owls will play an AAC Tournament first-round game on March 12 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cincinnati: After a first-round bye, the Bearcats will play an AAC Tournament quarterfinal game on March 13.

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Leaders

Temple PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Pierre-Louis 0 0 2 7 0 3
J. Forrester 0 0 1 1 0 0
Cincinnati PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Harvey 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Koz 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Temp Cin
Points For 63 64
Field Goals 22/59-37% 21/55-38%
Three Pointers 9/19-47% 7/22-32%
Free Throws 10/11-91% 15/22-68%
Offensive Rebounds 11 13
Defensive Rebounds 24 24
Rebounds 39 44
Blocks 4 8
Steals 4 2
Turnovers 10 9
Personal Fouls 20 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Cin Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 22 Cin 89 @ Temp 82 M. Adams-Woods 3 J. Hamilton 2
Sat Mar 7 Temp 63 @ Cin 64 A. Parks 2 M. Adams-Woods 3

Game Information

Stadium: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 12,365
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