MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) When it came to the final minutes of a close game, No. 24 Cincinnati had enough energy to finally pull away and advance to the American Athletic Conference semifinals
Jarron Cumberland had two late three-point plays and finished with 26 points to help the Bearcats beat SMU 82-74 on Friday night. Cincinnati (26-6) will face the Temple-Wichita State winner in the semifinals.
Tied at 66 with 4:53 remaining, the Bearcats steadily pulled away with Cumberland taking over. His three-point plays came with 3:46 remaining and 2:21. The Mustangs missed shots and were left to foul in hopes of cutting into the lead.