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Cincinnati Bearcats (23-11)


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@ Tulsa 
W 56-47
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vs. Mem 
W 77-65
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@ UConn 
L 54-57
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vs. Purdue 
W 66-65
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@ Kty 
L 51-64
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No. 1 Kentucky beats Cincinnati 64-51 to reach Sweet 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Nothing came easy for top-ranked Kentucky against eighth-seeded Cincinnati, which mixed it up with the Wildcats on almost every play.

They didn't flinch and eventually built a double-digit lead by physically imposing their will on the Bearcats. Kentucky's reward was college basketball's first 36-0 start and a return visit to the Sweet 16 as it cleared an important step in its quest to become the first unbeaten champion since Indiana in 1976.

Aaron Harrison scored 13 points, Trey Lyles added 11 with 11 rebounds and the Wildcats outworked Cincinnati for a 64-51 victory Saturday that showed their resolve even when the numbers worked against them.

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Leaders
Points: O. Ellis9.9
Rebounds: G. Clark7.2
Assists: T. Caupain3.6
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: O. Ellis68.9%
3P%: F. Cobb33.3%
Steals: T. Caupain1.2
Blocks: O. Ellis2.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Duke32-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Arizona34-4
5 Duke32-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 UNI31-4
10 Iowa State25-9
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
18 SMU 15-3 27-7
Tulsa 14-4 23-11
Temple 13-5 26-10
Cincinnati 13-5 23-11
Connecticut 10-8 20-15
Memphis 10-8 18-14
Tulane 6-12 15-16
East Carolina 6-12 14-19
UCF 5-13 12-18
Houston 4-14 13-19
South Florida 3-15 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 62.1 (300)
Rebounds: 11.3 (122)
Assists: 11.6 (254)
FG%: 44.6% (103)
FT%: 67.0% (252)
3P%: 32.9% (235)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 55.8 (6)
Rebounds: 23.4 (193)
Assists: 11.1 (62)
FG%: 38.8% (15)
FT%: 65.1% (14)
3P%: 31.9% (57)
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