Crosstown Shootout - Dec. 8, 2018

The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team defeated Xavier University 62-47 in the annual Crosstown Shootout Saturday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena.

The Bearcats improved to 9-1, while Xavier fell to 6-4. UC extends its lead in the series to 51-35.

UC junior guard Jarron Cumberland finished with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting. He added four rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore guard Keith Williams added 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting and four assists.

UC took care of the ball extremely well, committing only four turnovers. The Bearcats also won the rebounding category 36-30.

Official attendance: 12,513

The Bearcats return to Fifth Third Arena Wednesday, Dec. 19, to face the University of California, Los Angeles. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m.

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Huffmon is a fourth-year communications student from Tiffin, Ohio. He often covers UC athletics. He interned at the Kentucky Speedway in the summer of 2019 and has written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cincinnati Enquirer.