Top 25: No. 21 Cincinnati 68, Rutgers 58
Top 25 basketball • Cincinnati improved to 6-0 on the road this season.
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Piscataway, N.J. • Cashmere Wright scored 23 points and No. 21 Cincinnati snapped a two-game losing streak and stayed unbeaten on the road with a 68-58 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night.

JaQuon Parker added 11 points and Sean Kilpatrick had 10 for the Bearcats (14-3, 2-2 Big East), who had lost two straight and three of four and dropped from being ranked as high as No. 8 in the top 25. They are 6-0 on the road this season and that's good news because this was the opening game of a seven-game stretch with five on the road.

Myles Mack had 15 points for Rutgers (11-4, 2-2), which had won two straight and seven of eight. The Scarlet Knights are 2-2 under coach Mike Rice since he returned from a three-game school-imposed suspension for inappropriate behavior.

Eli Carter, Rutgers' leading scorer at 16.7 per game, was 1 for 11 from the field and finished with six points. He was 3 for 14 from the field against St. John's, making him 4 for 25 in his last two games.

Cincinnati led 27-15 after a first half that saw the Bearcats shoot 29 percent (9 of 31) and the Scarlet Knights managed to make just 4 of 19 (21.1 percent).

Cincinnati scored the first six points of the second half for a 33-15 lead. Rutgers never threatened until the final minute when the Scarlet Knights got within 64-56.

The game was almost five minutes old before either team made a field goal. —