UC outlasts SMU to make AAC tournament semifinals

UC outlasts SMU to make AAC tournament semifinals
(FOX19 NOW File)

ORLANDO, FL (FOX19) - Top-seeded UC used a big a second half to outlast ninth-seeded SMU 61-51 in the American Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

Kyle Washington scored a team-high 15 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in the win. Gary Clark added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Cane Broome scored 13 points off the bench.

The Bearcats overcame a poor shooting day hitting just 2 of their 14 (14.3%) 3-point attempts. Jacob Evans and Jarron Cumberland combined for 2 points.

UC, ranked No. 8 in the AP poll, will play the winner of Memphis and Tulsa on Saturday in the semifinals at 1 p.m.

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