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Bearcats WBB Pummeled by Tulane 68-49

Tulsa v Cincinnati Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Yesterday was a rough day for the Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team.

Cincinnati fell to 2-7 overall and 1-4 in the American after falling apart in the second half at home against Tulane.

After holding court against the Green Wave throughout the first half, Cincinnati faded down the stretch and lost by a 19-point margin, 68-49.

Cincinnati, shorthanded with a couple of injuries in their backcourt, hung tight 13-13 through one quarter and was down by just 2 at the half (28-26).

The fourth period was a bad one for Cincinnati, as the club had trouble getting anything to fall from the floor. Tulane won the quarter by a 21-8 margin and Cincinnati finished the contest with a shooting percentage below 35 percent.

Freshman guard Jillian Hayes led the way for Cincinnati, posting 16 points, an all-time high for bright, young career.

Cincinnati returns to action on Wednesday, as they head to Philadelphia for a tilt with the Temple Owls.

Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the contest.