Cincinnati Basketball: CJ Fredrick finds a rhythm as the Bearcats blow past Florida Gulf Coast

Cincinnati Bearcats face Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats face Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Fifth Third Arena. /

After failing to find a rhythm in the previous game, Cincinnati Bearcats guard CJ Fredrick totaled 19 points in a win over the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles!

Fredrick found a flow in the opening minutes and compiled 14 points in the first half before finishing 5/6 shooting from 3-point territory this afternoon.

It was yet another impressive performance from the Bearcats but there is still a lot of room to improve as non-conference play continues on next weekend.

With an opportunity to keep the unblemished record intact, Cincinnati came out with plenty of energy and eventually secured a seventh consecutive victory.

Cincinnati Basketball: CJ Fredrick finds a rhythm in win against Florida Gulf Coast

Bearcats frontcourt mates Aziz Bandaogo, Viktor Lakhin and Ody Oguama helped fuel the win over Florida Gulf Coast with a dominant interior showing.

Lakhin tied a team-high with 19 points, while putting up nine rebounds and a career-best six assists as the Bearcats were able to stay unbeaten this season.

Oguama posted a season-high 13 points and four rebounds off the bench, while Bandaogo scored 10 points and two blocks against Florida Gulf Coast.

Wes Miller’s team dominated the glass with a 46-23 rebounding advantage and recorded 23 total assists compared to just 10 turnovers in the 37-point win!

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats frontcourt fuels 99-62 win over Florida Gulf Coast

Cincinnati jumped out to a quick start as Bandaogo threw down a dunk in the opening seconds before Fredrick extended the first half lead with four triples.

During the postgame press conference on Sunday, Miller reacted to the blowout win over Florida Gulf Coast at Fifth Third Arena per Bearcats Athletics.

Stay tuned for coverage as Cincinnati gets ready for the Crosstown Shootout this week with a chance to snap a 4-game losing skid against the Musketeers.

The Bearcats get a week off before returning to action against the rival Xavier Musketeers in the annual Crosstown Shootout next Saturday night!

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