After a double digit win over the Northern Kentucky Norse on Sunday evening, Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Wes Miller broke down the performance.
Bearcats forward Dan Skillings Jr had a career-best 25 points and nine rebounds on 8/12 shooting from the field including an impressive fastbreak slam.
Cincinnati point guard DaVeon Thomas racked up a season-high 20 points, while big man Viktor Lakhin totaled 14 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.
There is still plenty of room for improvement moving forward but it seems like the program is continuing to make progress with Big 12 play around the corner.
Cincinnati Basketball: Wes Miller breaks down the Bearcats double digit win
Cincinnati got off to a slow start until Skillings and Thomas sparked the opening half run and Northern Kentucky was never able to regain any momentum.
It was a complete showing from the Bearcats that included 48 points in the paint and 40 bench points to go with a dominant 45-30 rebounding advantage.
Skillings brought a ton of energy off the bench in the early minutes and was an integral part of Cincinnati building an insurmountable heading into halftime.
The New Jersey native connected on a pair of triples in the opening half and threw down a fastbreak dunk to extend the double digit lead in the second half.
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Cincinnati is scheduled to return to action against the George Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night with an opportunity to remain undefeated this season!
During the postgame press conference on Sunday, Miller broke down to the win and reacted to the offensive efficiency via Cincinnati Athletics.
"“It’s important to enjoy wins. There were good things that happened tonight. The first thing that jumps off the page to me is 18 offensive rebounds. That’s important to our team and we set a tone early. We had trouble last year with their matchup zone and we did a better job of moving the ball. We found some really good shots so I was pleased with that today. There are some things that I’m not pleased with but I’m trying to be positive right now.”"