BEYOND THE ARC | Cincinnati extends home win streak to 25

Looking back at a busy week on the hardwood:

25 in a row

Cincinnati has won 25 consecutive home games after disposing of Memphis, 87-64, on Thursday. Cincinnati (25-3, 14-1 AAC) led by as much as 24 points. The Tigers cut the lead to six points but the Bearcats woke up to put it away. Gary Clark had 13 points and nine rebounds and Kyle Washington chipped in 16 points and six rebounds.

Congrats Bakersfield

Damiyne Durham scored 18 points, Dedrick Basile added 16 and CSU Bakersfield beat Chicago State 69-49 to win their first WAC regular-season title. The Roadrunners (21-7, 12-1) have won 10 in a row. Head coach Rod Barnes picked up his 100th victory at the school on Feb. 18 against Seattle U. In his sixth season with the Roadrunners, Barnes is 100-85 (.541). His overall record in 16 years as a head coach is 286-274 (.511). Bakersfield has a surprising two-game lead in the WAC over NMSU and Grand Canyon.

New sheriff in the Southland

Nate Frye and Erik Thomas scored 18 points each and New Orleans beat Stephen F. Austin 82-65. SFA has won four consecutive Southland titles but not this season. New Orleans (17-10, 12-4) is now the top dog with a one-game lead with two to play.

51 and counting

Lehigh's Tim Kempton notched his 51st career double-double. Kempton led the Mountain Hawks to three wins this past week. He averaged 23 points, 10.7 rebounds per game and shot 67% from the floor (24 of 36) as Lehigh finished Patriot League play with four consecutive wins. At Lafayette Kempton had 22 points (7 for 11) and 10 rebounds in a 81-55 win. Against Colgate (87-69) he went for 22 points (7 of 11) and 11 rebounds and capped off the week against Army (83-69) with 25 points (10 for 14) and 11 rebounds.


Penn swept Brown and Yale on the road with a pair of double-digit wins. That's the first time the Quakers have done that since its first two league games during its last championship season in 2006-07.

Caught in the web

Richmond is like a spider web in your hair! Have you ever run into a spider web? You feel like it just stays with you. That is Chris Mooney’s Richmond Spiders (17-11, 11-5 Atlantic 10) as they just stay with the top teams of the Atlantic 10. De'Monte Buckingham scored 19 points on five 3-pointers and Khwan Fore dropped 12 dimes and grabbed seven rebounds and Richmond drilled Fordham 70-48.

Mark Adams is ASN's lead basketball analyst. Follow him on Twitter at @EnthusiAdams.

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