Balanced scoring produces 77-49 Cincinnati win
CINCINNATI (AP) — Freshman Troy Caupain came off the bench to score 13 points as the Cincinnati Bearcats rolled to a 77-49 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.
Before a crowd of 6,194 at half-filled Fifth Third Arena (13,176), Titus Rubles also scored 13 points while Sean Kilpatrick added 12 and Jermaine Sanders and Shaquille Thomas finished with 10 each for Cincinnati (3-0). The Bearcats led the Mountaineers by as many as 28 points while holding them to a season-low in points.
Kilpatrick needs one point to become the 13th player in Cincinnati history to score 1,500 or more points in his career.
Tevin Baskin and Mike Kobani each scored 11 points to lead Appalachian State, which fell to 0-3 for the first time since the 1977-1978 season, in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.