Nashville: The Bearcats started the run for the Final Four with a sloppy but impressive win over a scrappy Georgia State team. Cincinnati showed a great fight and defensive scrap to spring forward past Georgia State to advance to Sunday’s second matchup where they will play the winner of Texas and Nevada.
The Bearcats were led by Jarron Cumberland with 27 points, 8-17 from the field, 4-11 from behind the arc, 7-8 from the charity line, and 11 rebounds.
Georgia State was led by D’Marcus Simonds with 24 points, 10-20 from the field, 3-8 from behind the arc, 4 rebounds.
As the Cincinnati Bearcats look to advance to the Sweet 16 one thing is for certain they will have the homecourt feel. Bearcat nation has taken Nashville by storm and will be a force to be reckoned with come Sunday’s bout with the winner of Texas and Nevada. Cincinnati will be the clear-cut favorite come Sunday with either opponent being a very good matchup for the Bearcats. With the physical grind, it out style of play that Cincinnati plays will be a huge boost for the Bearcats. With a win on Sunday, the Bearcats will advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2012 with the fan support the Bearcats will have a home-court advantage against whoever they play.