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'Cats Remain Purr-Fect

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ibrahima Thomas scored 11 of his 12 points by halftime as Cincinnati handled Georgia Southern early in a 99-54 win on Tuesday night.

Yancy Gates, Rashad Bishop and Dion Dixon also scored 12 points each as the Bearcats improved to 9-0 for the first time since 2004-05 when they began the season 11-0.

Larry Davis added 11 points and Sean Kilpatrick chipped in 10 for the Bearcats, who had six players in double-figures after having five in Saturday's 92-72 win over Utah Valley.

The 99 points against the Eagles (3-8) were the most by Cincinnati during Mick Cronin's five-year tenure as head coach. Eddie Tyree missed a free throw with 7.6 seconds remaining as the Bearcats fell one point shy of scoring 100 points for the first time since 2005.

Cincinnati built a 50-23 lead at halftime and was efficient with the ball all night. The Bearcats dished out 26 assists while turning it over nine times.

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