Cumberland paces Bearcats to 75-44 AAC win over Tulsa


Cincinnati coach John Brannen argues with an official during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Cincinnati coach John Brannen argues with an official during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)


Cincinnati coach John Brannen calls to players during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)


Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland (34) rises for a shot as Tulsa guard Isaiah Hill (4) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)


CINCINNATI (AP) — Jarron Cumberland scored a game-high 22 points and the Cincinnati Bearcats limited the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a season-low in scoring on the way to a 75-44 win in an American Athletic Conference game on Wednesday.

Jaevin Cumberland, Jarron Cumberland’s cousin, came off the bench to score 16 points — all but three in the second half — and the Bearcats pulled away. They led by as many as 36 in the second half.

Chris Vogt finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Cincinnati (9-6, 2-1), which bounced back from a jarring loss on Saturday at Tulane to a Green Wave team picked in a preseason conference coaches’ poll to finish last in conference.

Trevon Scott added 10 points, six in the second half, including a thunderous dunk that had the crowd of 10,138 roaring.

Martins Igbanu scored nine points to lead Tulsa (9-6, 1-1), which has lost four of its last five games. The Golden Hurricane finished 0-for-17 on 3-point range.

Jarron Cumberland scored 10 in the first half to help Cincinnati take a 26-22 lead in the locker room. He finished the game one point short of matching his single-game season-high.

BIG PICTURE

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane haven’t won in Cincinnati since Jan. 5, 1967, when both teams played in the Missouri Valley Conference..

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won seven straight games against Tulsa and nine of 10 since the teams joined the AAC.

UP NEXT

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane returns home to face AAC co-favorite Houston on Saturday.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats play the first of back-to-back road games on Saturday at Central Florida.

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Cincinnati coach John Brannen argues with an official during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_124204971-754ce02421f049dd86135ea45a2b2e7a.jpgCincinnati coach John Brannen argues with an official during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Cincinnati coach John Brannen calls to players during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_124204971-959f698cdf8f44d985214ed6d581c34b.jpgCincinnati coach John Brannen calls to players during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland (34) rises for a shot as Tulsa guard Isaiah Hill (4) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_124204971-4e170a470b5640bd89bd2acd42567d03.jpgCincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland (34) rises for a shot as Tulsa guard Isaiah Hill (4) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elagazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)