JaQuon Parker had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (22-10), who might have solidified an NCAA tournament berth with the win.
Sean Kilpatrick scored 20 points and made a pair of late free throws Saturday, and Cincinnati ended a three-game losing streak with a 61-56 victory over Connecticut, which was missing its top scorer.
Stefanie Dolson scored 15 points in limited time on Saturday night, and Connecticut’s tough, physical defense allowed only nine points in the first half, setting up a 67-31 victory over Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will use a two-quarterback approach and feature Isaiah Pead against Connecticut, which needs a win to become bowl eligible. The Huskies knocked Rutgers out of the running with a 40-22 win last week. Game action gets underway with the pregame show at 10:30 on WTIC NewsTalk 1080.