Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

No. 24 Cincinnati holds off Shockers for 66-63 victory

March 16, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Nysier Brooks scored 13 points and Cane Broome hit the go-ahead layup with 23.5 seconds left to give No. 24 Cincinnati a 66-63 victory over Wichita State in Saturday's semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

Tre Scott had 12 points and eight rebounds, Jarron Cumberland, the conference player of the year was limited to 11 points going 3 of 16 from the field.

Markis McDuffie had 18 for the Shockers (19-14), the tournament's No. 6 seed, while Samajae Haynes-Jones had 17, despite missing six of his seven 3-point attempts.

Cincinnati (27-6), the tournament's No. 2 seed, will face No. 11 Houston in Sunday's championship game. The Cougars defeated Memphis 61-58 in the first semifinal game on Saturday.

The Shockers now must wait to see if they will receive a  postseason invitation.

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