CINCINNATI (AP) - Rashad Bishop matched his career high with 20 points and led a late run that swept Cincinnati to a 72-56 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night.
Bishop made a 3-pointer and a fast-break dunk that completed an eight-point run and put the Bearcats (18-3, 5-3 Big East) in control with 3:23 to go. Yancy Gates added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Cincinnati, which has won its last 13 home games - its best streak in six seasons.
Jonathan Mitchell scored 20 points for the Scarlet Knights, who failed in their attempt to win back-to-back Big East road games for the first time in 11 years.
Rutgers (12-8, 3-5) scored only 26 points in the second half against the Big East's toughest defense.