If only every game was like that one. The No. 11 Cincinnati Bearcats bounced back from consecutive losses in style, crushing the UConn Huskies 77-52 at BB&T Arena on Thursday night.
Gary Clark played a brilliant 20 minutes in the 25-point win, scoring a game-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Cane Broome tallied 13 points and four assists off the bench and Trevor Moore drained 4-of-8 three-point shots to finish with 12 points. With Broome and Moore leading the charge, the UC reserves outscored those of UConn 40-5.
Cincinnati (24-4, 13-2 American Athletic Conference) extended its lead in the AAC standings to a full game with the victory, which got it back on track following big letdowns against Houston and Wichita State.
As for UConn (13-15, 6-9), an already forgettable season just had another ugly loss added to its record, as the Huskies shot just 29.5 percent from the floor, including a 6-of-22 effort from beyond the arc.
UC will be back at it this Sunday against Tulsa in the final home game of the season. So make sure you have your tissues ready as it will be the last game Clark (and Kyle Washington) play in front of the Bearcat faithful.