The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team dominated their crosstown rivals from Xavier on Sunday afternoon, pummeling them to the tune of 79-61.
UC broke open a 41-41 halftime tie with Xavier, dominating both the third (24-15) and fourth quarters (14-5) en route to a dominant victory.
Sophomore forward Ilmar’i Thomas put up a career bests in both points (20) and rebounds (18). Thomas anchored Cincinnati’s low post assault, which foiled Xavier’s smaller front court. Cincinnati out-rebounded Xavier 51-30 and posted twice as many points in the paint as X (32-16).
The victory snapped Cincinnati’s four game losing streak to Xavier and improved the Bearcats record to 7-5. UC finishes up its non-conference slate at home on Friday night against Howard. Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the game.