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Victory over cross-town rival earns Cincinnati Team of the Week


With an 86-78 win over No. 24 and cross-town rival Xavier, No. 19 Cincinnati ran its winning streak to 11 games, their longest since 15 straight in 2013-14. With that victory, they earned ASN's Team of the Week honor.

In the process, the Bearcats gained their 20th consecutive home win, their third longest streak since 1989. Cincinnati was led by Jacob Evans's 21 points and 7 rebounds. Four other Cats scored in double figures (Troy Caupain had 16, Jarron Cumberland 15, Gary Clark 13 and Kyle Washington 12).

The Bearcats dominated the inside game, outrebounding Xavier 42-33 and scoring 30 points off 19 offensive rebounds.

This was the only third time both teams were ranked. Xavier was 8-0 when ranked in this series.

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

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