CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Cincinnati Bearcats bounced back from their loss to VCU by defeating the Wagner Seahawks 72-48.
In their second game without Head Coach Mick Cronin because of a brain aneurysm, UC's defense responded. The Bearcats had 12 blocks and forced Wagner into 16 total turnovers.
UC had four players in double-digits led by Sophomore guard Kevin Johnson's 11 points. Octavius Ellis, Shaquille Thomas and Quadri Moore all had 10 points each.
Tuesday night marked Larry Davis' second game as head coach in replacement of Mick Cronin. Earlier Tuesday, FOX19 NOW learned that Cronin will be out indefinitely.
“I can't be wondering or waiting for him to come back. I've got to coach the team like I'm going to coach it the rest of the year," Davis said after the game. "If coach is able to come back, believe me, I'll happy to hand (over) the reigns because he's my friend, he's a great young coach and this is his team. But, my mindset right now is I'm prepared to coach the team the rest of the year.”
Cronin has not seen the team since Saturday, but has been texting the players to stay in touch.
UC(8-3) faces N.C. State Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
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