A second half run fueled the Cincinnati Bearcats to a blowout 89-54 win over the ACC opponent Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at home on Wednesday night!
Cincinnati took a 40-32 lead over Georgia Tech into the locker room before opening the second half on a 37-5 run en route to earning a non-conference 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.
Wes Miller’s team shot 14/35 from 3-point territory and racked up 36 points off the bench to go with 20 points off turnovers during the double digit triumph.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats take down Georgia Tech behind dominant run
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.
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 distance, all of which came during the opening stretch of the second half.
It was an impressive performance from the Bearcats as 11 different players got in the scoring column and everyone contributed to the commanding victory!
Cincinnati Basketball: Aziz Bandaogo displays potential in Bearcats debut
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 slam!
Prior to announcing his transfer to Cincinnati during the offseason, Bandaogo began his career at Akron and then transferred to Utah Valley a season ago.
The Senegal product played at the NBA Academy in Africa before moving to the United States years ago and eventually joining the Bearcats this season.