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Recap - Cincinnati Defeats Connecticut 61-56

Cincinnati grabbed a 61-56 win over Connecticut on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Sean Kilpatrick at Fifth Third Arena.

Cincinnati did not, however, defeat Connecticut against the spread, which closed at 7.5 at most sportsbooks.

Cashmere Wright had 10 points for Cincinnati and Jermaine Sanders chipped in with 9 points. JaQuon Parker had 3 assists for them, while Titus Rubles was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Connecticut got 22 points from Ryan Boatright in a losing cause and another 18 points from DeAndre Daniels. Ryan Boatright contributed 4 assists for them, while DeAndre Daniels had 8 rebounds.

Cincinnati trailed at halftime, 29-24.