Cincinnati (18-15)

    Top-seeded Houston beats Cincinnati to reach AAC semis

    Houston outscores Cincinnati 42-24 in the second half to reach the American Athletic Conference semifinals.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    John Newman III hangs and hits the and-1 for Cincinnati

    Cincinnati keeps pace with Houston after John Newman III's acrobatic finish.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    Houston goes on 12-0 run to take lead over Cincinnati

    Houston claws back to take its first lead since scoring the opening basket of the game.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    Ody Oguama absorbs contact and finishes for the Cincinnati and-1

    The Bearcats won't be denied as Ody Oguama finishes a tough shot off the glass plus the foul.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    'What a pass!' Jamal Shead goes behind the back to J'Wan Roberts

    Houston's Jamal Shead shows off his handles with a sweet behind-the-back pass to J'Wan Roberts for the lay-in.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    Kyler Edwards splits two Cincy defenders for the and-1

    Houston's Kyler Edwards cuts into Cincinnati's lead with a pretty move under the basket.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    Jeremiah Davenport hits back-to-back 3s for Cincinnati

    The Bearcats get off to a hot start against Houston thanks to Jeremiah Davenport's pair of 3-pointers.

    CIN 56, HOU 69

    DeJulius leads Cincinnati past East Carolina

    David DeJulius and the Cincinnati Bearcats defeat the East Carolina Pirates 74-63 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

    ECU 63, CIN 74

    Abdul Ado gets up for the big swat

    Abdul Ado elevates for a block for Cincinnati to retain the lead against East Carolina.

    ECU 63, CIN 74

    Tristen Newton drains a tough shot

    Tristen Newton of East Carolina hits a tough jumper against Cincinnati.

    ECU 63, CIN 74

    David DeJulius hits a long 3-pointer

    Cincinnati's David DeJulius shows off with a long 3-pointer against East Carolina.

    ECU 63, CIN 74

    John Newman III steals and slams with authority

    John Newman III makes a great defensive play for a steal and finishes with a dunk on the other end for Cincinnati.

    CIN 53, HOU 71

    Josh Carlton rocks the rim with slam

    Josh Carlton gets the ball and rocks the rim with a slam.

    CIN 53, HOU 71

    Kyler Edwards gets the and-1 to fall

    Kyler Edwards gets the and-1 to fall for the Houston.

    CIN 53, HOU 71

    Taze Moore buries a buzzer-beating 3 to end the 1st half

    Taze Moore drains a 3-pointer for Houston before the first-half buzzer sounds.

    CIN 53, HOU 71

    Ward, Bridges help No. 2 Michigan State rout Savannah State

    Nick Ward scored 21 points to help No. 2 Michigan State rout Savannah State 108-52 on Sunday.

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    FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Central Florida center Tacko Fall (24) is introduced before an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, in Orlando, Fla. The tallest player in college basketball strolls the campus at UCF _ not your traditional basketball power. But anybody in the NBA or college hoops who doesn't know 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall should get up to speed on the 21-year-old from Senegal. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)