CINCINNATI (AP) After getting drubbed on Xavier's home court last season, the Bearcats had extra motivation in a crosstown rivalry already packed with emotions. From start to finish, Cincinnati's defense dominated.
Jarron Cumberland scored 19 points, and Cincinnati used its front-line advantage to shut down Xavier's inside game and beat the Musketeers 62-47 on Saturday .
The Bearcats (9-1) have won only twice in the last six games against their nearby rival, both times on their home court. Last year, the Musketeers had their way in an 89-76 win at Xavier.