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Bearcats WBB Overwhelmed by Marquette, 86-75

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 09 AAC Women’s Tournament - Cincinnati v UConn Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This one was never close.

Marquette opened the game on a 16-0 run and never looked back.

The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team had a rough afternoon within the typically friendly confines of Fifth Third Afternoon.

The Marquette Golden Eagles pummeled Cincinnati from stem to stern, leaving Ohio with an 86-75 victory.

The 11-point final margin was much closer than this actually felt.

Marquette led by more than 20 for most of the contest.

The bright spots for the Bearcats consisted largely of IIMar’i Thomas’ impressive offensive performance. She posted 32 points on 9 for 11 shooting with 14 of 16 from the free throw line. Her nearly impeccable offensive effort was for naught.

Junior guard Destiny Haymer also kicked in a career-high 13 points.

Cincinnati is headed for Mount Pleasant, Michigan next. The team returns to action against Central Michigan tomorrow at noon. Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the contest.