BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Exhibition Game vs. Cincinnati Recap

11/01/2017 10:02 PM

With over 4,000 fans in the stands, the Bellarmine Knights and Cincinnati Bearcats faced off in an exhibition match-up in the historic Freedom Hall. #12 Cincinnati walked away with the win 89-61.

Plenty of Louisville greats were in attendance, including Hall of Famer Denny Crum, former Card Darrell Griffith, EKU assistant Reese Gaines and head women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz.

After one half, the Bearcats led the Knights 43-29. Bellarmine had 18 points from their bench. Parker Chitty led the Knights in the first half with six points. Bellarmine shot 50% from the three in the first half.

Cincinnati managed to score 26 points in the paint and 11 off turnovers in the first half. Nysier Brooks led all scorers with nine points and Cane Broome dominated the boards for Cincinnati with five rebounds (four defensive).

Eberhard finished with 17 points leading all scorers, seven rebounds and three assists. Chitty was the only other Knight to finish in double-figures with 11 points, four assists, one steal and two rebounds. Cincinnati held Bellarmine to just 39.6% shooting from the field and 40.9% from behind the arc. BU scored ten second-chance points.

Five Bearcats scored in double-figures, led by Kyle Washington with 15, four rebounds, one assist, one block and a steal. Cincinnati shot 53.8% from the field and scored 54 points in the paint and 21 off turnovers. The bench contributed 48.

Bellarmine is back in action November 4 when they host Mount St. Joseph at 7:00 p.m. eastern, followed by a Nov. 7 showdown at Louisville, also at 7:00.

First half highlights:

Bellarmine Head Coach Scott Davenport post game:

Former Louisville Head Coach Denny Crum:

Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin on his friendship with Rick Pitino:

Former Card Darrell Griffith:

Lyndsey Gough

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