Cincinnati Bearcats coach Wes Miller reacted to an 89-54 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a postgame press conference at Fifth Third Arena!
Even though it’s early in the season, Cincinnati was able to display their ability to play at a high level on both ends of the floor against a quality opponent.
It was an impressive performance from the Bearcats as 11 different players got into the scoring column and everyone contributed to the commanding win.
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 Bearcats win against Georgia Tech
After a competitive first half, Cincinnati caught fire from beyond the arc and eventually blew past the Yellow Jackets to remain unbeaten so far this year.
Bearcats center Aziz Bandaogo made an impact in his season debut with eight points and a team-high nine rebounds, highlighted by an alley-oop finish!
Cincinnati center Viktor Lakhin totaled a game-high 15 points on 5/6 shooting from beyond the arc, and forward John Newman III added 12 points in the win.
The Bearcats started the second half on a dominant 37-5 run that included three consecutive triples by guard CJ Fredrick to help put the game out of reach.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats catch fire in dominant 89-54 win over Georgia Tech
During the postgame press conference, Miller broke down the Bearcats blowout win and explained why the offense found success per Cincinnati Athletics.
Fredrick finished with 11 points and two rebounds on 3/5 shooting from 3-point territory, all of which came during the opening stretch of the second half.
"“The run in the second half was fun. It’s good to see our defense fuel our running game and sustain it for the first time. It will take us some time to assimilate Aziz into the offense but his presence was noticeable and it impacted the game tonight. It was also good to see CJ make some plays in the second half to get us going. They did things in the first half to stagnate us and we handled it. Then all of a sudden, the lid came off the basket and we made our shots.”"