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Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

Cincinnati forwad Gary Clark, center, goes to the basket over Kansas State foreword Xavier Sneed, left, during the first half of a first-round game of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Friday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cincinnati has made a name for itself with a stifling defense, turning every opponent's possession into a grind.

A little known fact outside of the American Athletic Conference: The Bearcats can play some offense, too.

Working the ball inside to open things up on the perimeter, Cincinnati shot it way past Kansas State 75-61 on Friday night in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

"They saw the fruits of trying to work harder to get that ball closer to the basket," Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. "From there, you're in a tough spot what ...


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