No. 20 Cincinnati rallies for 81-74 win over Temple


By Joe Kay - AP Sports Writer



Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans, left, fights for a rebound with Temple center Ernest Aflakpui (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans, left, fights for a rebound with Temple center Ernest Aflakpui (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)


Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) drives the ball against Temple's Ernest Aflakpui (24) and Alani Moore II (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)


Temple's Mark Williams (10) and Obi Enechionyia (0) compete for control of a rebound with Cincinnati forward Kyle Washington (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)


CINCINNATI 81, TEMPLE 74
FGFTReb
TEMPLEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTS
Enechionyia375-90-10-43511
Aflakpui161-20-01-3032
Alston399-152-20-26325
A.Moore322-30-01-2215
Dingle392-96-81-22212
Rose195-70-01-50112
Williams183-60-00-2137
Totals20027-518-114-20141874

Percentages: FG .529, FT .727.

3-Point Goals: 12-26, .462 (Alston 5-10, Rose 2-3, Dingle 2-6, A.Moore 1-1, Enechionyia 1-2, Williams 1-4).

Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 13 (24 PTS).

Blocked Shots: 3 (Alston, Dingle, Rose).

Turnovers: 13 (Enechionyia 3, A.Moore 2, Aflakpui 2, Dingle 2, Rose 2, Alston, Williams).

Steals: 8 (Alston 5, Dingle 2, Rose).

Technical Fouls: None.

FGFTReb
CINCINNATIMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTS
Clark352-53-34-7817
Washington227-142-23-40116
Caupain365-108-90-97118
Johnson296-101-20-24216
Evans375-104-62-43215
Cumberland231-42-20-2135
Brooks91-10-01-1012
Scott51-10-01-1012
Jenifer40-10-00-0000
Totals20028-5620-2411-30231281

Percentages: FG .500, FT .833.

3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Johnson 3-5, Cumberland 1-2, Evans 1-3, Clark 0-1, Jenifer 0-1, Caupain 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (19 PTS).

Blocked Shots: 6 (Brooks 2, Clark 2, Evans, Washington).

Turnovers: 12 (Caupain 3, Clark 3, Evans 2, Washington 2, Johnson, Scott).

Steals: 4 (Clark, Cumberland, Evans, Johnson).

Technical Fouls: None.

Temple2846—74
Cincinnati2655—81

A_10,718 (13,176).

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

BIG PICTURE

Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn’t the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won’t much help the Bearcats. They don’t play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

UP NEXT

The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

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Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans, left, fights for a rebound with Temple center Ernest Aflakpui (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/01/web1_114594733-ed9cfe02106b4281bea0ffc7a0cd8c06-1.jpgCincinnati guard Jacob Evans, left, fights for a rebound with Temple center Ernest Aflakpui (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) drives the ball against Temple’s Ernest Aflakpui (24) and Alani Moore II (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/01/web1_114594733-147db3108b874ec7ba3d85742f71e541-1.jpgCincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) drives the ball against Temple’s Ernest Aflakpui (24) and Alani Moore II (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Temple’s Mark Williams (10) and Obi Enechionyia (0) compete for control of a rebound with Cincinnati forward Kyle Washington (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/01/web1_114594733-27f182cdc1884b5abb673efaa8b5ca87-1.jpgTemple’s Mark Williams (10) and Obi Enechionyia (0) compete for control of a rebound with Cincinnati forward Kyle Washington (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

By Joe Kay

AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI 81, TEMPLE 74
FG FT Reb
TEMPLE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS
Enechionyia 37 5-9 0-1 0-4 3 5 11
Aflakpui 16 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 3 2
Alston 39 9-15 2-2 0-2 6 3 25
A.Moore 32 2-3 0-0 1-2 2 1 5
Dingle 39 2-9 6-8 1-2 2 2 12
Rose 19 5-7 0-0 1-5 0 1 12
Williams 18 3-6 0-0 0-2 1 3 7
Totals 200 27-51 8-11 4-20 14 18 74

Percentages: FG .529, FT .727.

3-Point Goals: 12-26, .462 (Alston 5-10, Rose 2-3, Dingle 2-6, A.Moore 1-1, Enechionyia 1-2, Williams 1-4).

Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 13 (24 PTS).

Blocked Shots: 3 (Alston, Dingle, Rose).

Turnovers: 13 (Enechionyia 3, A.Moore 2, Aflakpui 2, Dingle 2, Rose 2, Alston, Williams).

Steals: 8 (Alston 5, Dingle 2, Rose).

Technical Fouls: None.

FG FT Reb
CINCINNATI Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS
Clark 35 2-5 3-3 4-7 8 1 7
Washington 22 7-14 2-2 3-4 0 1 16
Caupain 36 5-10 8-9 0-9 7 1 18
Johnson 29 6-10 1-2 0-2 4 2 16
Evans 37 5-10 4-6 2-4 3 2 15
Cumberland 23 1-4 2-2 0-2 1 3 5
Brooks 9 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 2
Scott 5 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 2
Jenifer 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 28-56 20-24 11-30 23 12 81

Percentages: FG .500, FT .833.

3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Johnson 3-5, Cumberland 1-2, Evans 1-3, Clark 0-1, Jenifer 0-1, Caupain 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12 (19 PTS).

Blocked Shots: 6 (Brooks 2, Clark 2, Evans, Washington).

Turnovers: 12 (Caupain 3, Clark 3, Evans 2, Washington 2, Johnson, Scott).

Steals: 4 (Clark, Cumberland, Evans, Johnson).

Technical Fouls: None.

Temple 28 46—74
Cincinnati 26 55—81

A_10,718 (13,176).