MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) As Cincinnati expected, Wichita State had one last run down the stretch - enough to pull even, but not overtake the No. 24 Bearcats.
Nysier Brooks scored 13 points and Cane Broome hit the go-ahead layup with 23.5 seconds left to give No. 24 Cincinnati a 66-63 victory over Wichita State in Saturday's semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
The victory was the second of Saturday's semifinals where the underdog tried to overtake the better seed. Memphis rallied, but fell to Houston 61-58. That sets up the championship showdown between the conference's top two teams - Cincinnati as the No. 2 seed and top-seeded Houston.