CINCINNATI (AP) — Jacob Evans scored 23 points to help Cincinnati roll to an 84-55 victory over Brown in a season opener on Friday night.
Evans was 9 of 12 from the field and made four 3-pointers. Kyle Washington had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Bearcats, who are coming off a 22-11 season and a sixth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Gary Clark added in 14 points and Troy Caupain chipped in 10.
Cincinnati opened with an 11-1 run and never trailed. Brown cut the deficit to 14-11 but didn’t get closer. Evans’ 3-pointer gave the Bearcats a double-digit lead for good with about five minutes left in the first half.
JR Hobbie scored all 12 of his points from 3-point range to lead Brown. Steven Spieth and Chris Sullivan added nine points apiece for the Ivy League Bears.
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