Bearcats escape the Cyclones in overtime

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the #19 Iowa State Cyclones, 55-54, in overtime at Hilton Coliseum.

The Cyclones lost to a non-conference opponent for the first-time in 37 games. The Bearcats picked up their first win on the road, as they improved to 6-1.

Monte Morris (Getty Images)

Monte Morris (Getty Images)

Iowa State fell to 3-1 at the Coliseum. They’re 5-2 overall and they’re on a two-game losing streak.

Kyle Washington led the Bearcats with 13 points. Gary Clark, Kevin Johnson and Jacob Evans had 11 points each. Fellow starter Troy Caupain had seven points.

Cincinnati had a basket off the bench by Nysier Brooks.

Monte Morris led the Cyclones with 15 points. Matt Thomas had 13, while Deonte Burton added nine. Fellow starters Merrill Holden and Nazareth Mitrou-Long did not score.

Iowa State had 17 bench points. Darrell Bowie led these players with 11, while Donovan Jackson had 4 and Nick Weller-Babb had a basket.

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