Men's College Basketball
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                === Kilpatrick, Cincinnati downs Iowa State ===
 Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Sean Kilpatrick made all 16 of his free throw
 attempts  and finished  with a career-high 32 points to lead No. 22 Cincinnati
 past  Iowa State, 78-70, in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic at the
 Thomas & Mack Center.
 Cincinnati  (5-0)  stayed undefeated by  shooting 23-of-25 from the foul line,
 while Iowa State (4-1) fell for the first time in part because of its 12-of-21
 free-throw performance.
 Cashmere Wright and Titus Rubles added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the
 Bearcats, who will play Oregon in the championship game on Saturday.
 "I  knew it was  going to be a tight game in the first half," Cincinnati coach
 Mick  Cronin said. "Two teams playing a major opponent for the first time this
 season. Things were bound to get sloppy."
 Tyrus McGee scored 22 points in 22 minutes to pace the Cyclones.
 Cincinnati  went  nearly six minutes without  hitting a field goal late in the
 second  half, and  its 16-point  lead dwindled  to three,  68-65, following  a
 Melvin Ejim layup with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.
 "We  cut our turnovers  in half, from 12 to six, and that's what allowed us to
 make that (second-half) comeback," Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said.
 Rubles  ended  the drought  -- and Iowa  State's 12-2 run  -- with a mid-range
 jumper,  and after  Georges Niang  missed two  free throws  for the  Cyclones,
 Kilpatrick made two at the stripe with 1:59 to go following a hard foul.
 Will  Clyburn kept  Iowa  State  close with  a  3-pointer,  but after  trading
 turnovers, Kilpatrick was fouled away from the basket with 54.8 seconds on the
 clock and sank both free throws for a 74-68 advantage.
 Korie  Lucious put in  a layup to cut the deficit to four, but Cincinnati went
 4-of-4 from the foul line down the stretch.
 Despite  committing 12 turnovers in the first half, the Cyclones never trailed
 by more than six and were in a 35-35 tie at halftime.
 But  they missed their  first six shots after the break, and a 21-6 run by the
 Bearcats opened up a 16-point lead. Kilpatrick scored eight during the flurry,
 including a pull-up 3-pointer in transition for a 58-42 cushion with just over
 12 minutes to play.
                                   Game Notes
 Kilpatrick, a junior, scored a career-high for the second time in three games.
 He  netted  29 points in  a 93-39 win  over North Carolina  A&T on Nov. 18 ...
 Lucious accounted for six of Iowa State's 18 turnovers and scored 12 points on
 4-of-12 shooting ... Kilpatrick also recorded five steals.
 11/24 01:44:32 ET

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