Sean Kilpatrick scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 11 Cincinnati set a school record with 23 steals Thursday night, emerging from a sloppy start for an 87-53 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock.
Many wondered if the Xavier-Cincinnati rivalry had lost its edge now that Bob Huggins is no longer roaming the Bearcat sideline. But after Thursday's overtime thriller, the Crosstown Shootout is alive and well, writes Pat Forde.
Stanley Burrell made one of his two free throws with 3.9 seconds left, and James White missed a leaning jumper from the top of the key as the buzzer sounded Thursday night, letting Xavier hold on for a 73-71 overtime victory over Cincinnati.