Check out several takeaways from the Cincinnati Bearcats narrow loss to the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday evening inside of Fifth Third Arena.
It appeared the Bearcats were going to pick up a fifth straight win but a poor free throw shooting performance was just too much to overcome.
There were plenty of factors in the last-second loss including an inability to limit the Longhorns frontcourt from creating quality looks all night.
Wes Miller's team was hoping to secure a win in the Big 12 home opener but missed free throws and turnovers proved to be costly in the loss.
Cincinnati Basketball: Takeaways from the Bearcats narrow loss against Texas
Bearcats guard Simas Lukosius had a season-high 19 points, and center Viktor Lakhin put up 17 points and four rebounds against Texas.
Cincinnati shot 8/15 from the free throw line including a miss by forward John Newman III just moments before Texas sealed the win.
Longhorns guard Max Abmas knocked down a game-winning jumper in the final seconds and Lukosius wasn't able to connect at the buzzer.
The Bearcats will look to bounce back against the Baylor Bears on Saturday before returning home as conference play continues this month.