Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats players of the game from win against Eastern Washington

Cincinnati Bearcats host Illinois-Chicago Flames at Fifth Third Arena in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats host Illinois-Chicago Flames at Fifth Third Arena in 2023. /

Check out players of the game from the Cincinnati Bearcats 85-73 win over the Eastern Washington Eagles, highlighted by junior center Viktor Lakhin!

Lakhin had a career showing on Sunday afternoon, finishing with a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and one block on 9/12 shooting from the field.

The Cincinnati center only had eight points and three rebounds at halftime but found his stride during the second half by putting up 18 points and eight boards.

Wes Miller’s team had five other players post double figures including freshman Jizzle James, who seemed even more comfortable than in previous games.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats players of the game against Eastern Washington

Cincinnati forward John Newman III had 10 points and five rebounds, highlighted by a fastbreak dunk to extend the second half lead against the Eagles.

Despite the shooting and spacing struggles, James shot a perfect 3/3 in the first half as the Bearcats had a 38-30 lead heading into the locker room.

James had the most all-around outing of his young career with 13 points, two assists and two rebounds, playing very efficiently as the back up point guard.

The Bearcats got a lot of help off the bench with 35 points from the reserves as forward Simas Lukosius added 11 points, four assists and two rebounds.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats secure an 85-73 win over Eastern Washington

Cincinnati now gets a week to rest before taking on the Northern Kentucky Norse on Sunday, November 19th at 2:00 PM inside of Fifth Third Arena.

Miller reacted to the Bearcats win against Eastern Washington and reflected on Lakhin’s performance in a press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.

The Bearcats struggled to get open looks from the 3-point line early on but eventually got things going in the second half and secured a third straight win.

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