FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) - Sean Kilpatrick scored 20 points and Cincinnati won its first game without suspended forward Yancey Gates, routing Wright State 78-58 on Wednesday night.
Cincinnati (6-3) was coming off a 76-53 loss at Xavier that was stopped when a brawl erupted with 9 seconds left. Gates, averaging 13.5 and 9.5 rebounds, was one of three Bearcats suspended for six games. Another was suspended for one.
The Bearcats started a three-guard lineup with JaQuon Parker in place of Gates. Parker, playing in his second game this season, scored 14 points.
The Bearcats showed no hangover from the suspensions, jumping to a 17-2 lead behind three 3-pointers by Kilpatrick, who finished with a career-high six 3s. The Bearcats made 4 of 7 from long range to start the game and finished 14 of 32 - both season highs.
John Balwigaire and A.J. Pacher led Wright State (4-7) with 11 points apiece.