A balanced attack beat a one-man show in a battle of Ohio men's college basketball teams on Tuesday night as the Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the Miami RedHawks 56-47.
The Bearcats overcame 26 points by Miami senior forward Julian Mavunga to improve to 4-2, while the RedHawks fell to 2-3 on the season.
Five players scored 9+ points for Cincinnati while Mavunga, who was coming off a 27-point outing in his last game in a loss to Southeast Missouri State, was the only RedHawk to reach nine points.
Cincinnati jumped to an 8-0 start and led from start to finish, but they were only up 23-22 at halftime and it was a competitive, single-digit game throughout the entire second half.
Both teams hit the road next: Miami faces Troy State on Saturday while Cincinnati takes on Georgia on Friday.