Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

NCAA South Region: #6 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. #11 Kansas State Wildcats

UC will play the victor of UCLA and Kent State on Sunday.

The Wildcats earned their first NCAA tournament victory under Bruce Weber on Tuesday when they defeated Wake Forest 95-88.

The rally wouldn't be enough for the Wildcats as it appeared that the Bearcats didn't want to suffer the same fate as fellow AAC conference member SMU.

Who: No. 3 UCLA (30-4) vs.

However, they needed to start shooting the ball better than they have been as of late. He's an elite defender and rebounder and can carry the offensive load if Caupain or Washington have a bad day.

Sweet pursuit: The pressure is on for both teams, certainly, especially for UCLA, a prolific bunch seeking its third Sweet 16 bid in the last four seasons. Brown leads in steals with 2.3 per game. Despite how they played in the opener, the Wildcats aren't almost that good offensively.

Gary Clark helps Cincinnati improve its shooting percentage against Kansas State.

The Wildcats cut the deficit to seven on a 3-pointer by Kamau Stokes with just under five minutes remaining in the half, but the Bearcats quickly re-established a double-digit lead.

Cincinnati was fourth nationally in scoring defense during the season and will be a tough out the rest of the tournament if it keeps shooting like this.

UCLA didn't have an easy go in its first-round game against Kent State. They also went 12-15 against the over/under, but with higher average total lines than their next opponents. The Bearcats style may be ugly to the eye, but you don't get any pretty and easy points.

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