In a hard fought game the Cincinnati Bearcats fall to the Toledo Rockets 74-71 at Fifth Third Arena Wednesday afternoon.
In their only 11am matinee game of the season, the Bearcats fought to the final buzzer against the 2022 MAC Champion Toledo Rockets. The Bearcats got the scoring going early, and then would fall behind for much of the 1st half, with the Rockets heading into halftime with the lead
The 3rd Quarter would belong to the Bearcats, outscoring the Rockets 22-15, shooting 50% FG shooting, and going perfect from the line. However the 4th quarter would go wire to wire, with Toledo’s Sammi Mikonwicz going to the line, and making two free-throws in a row to send it to OT.
OT would also go back and forth between the two teams, with Cincinnati shooting 100% from behind the arc, and only missing one of six free-throws. In the end, Nan Garcia would make the game just out of reach, sinking two free throws with three seconds left.
The Bearcats go on a 4 game road trip, and will return to Cincinnati to face UIC on December 4th, 2022 at 3pm. Coverage will be provided on ESPN+ as well as Bearcast Sports Radio
Mya Jackson: 24 PTS | 10-19 FG | 3-6 FT | 4 REB | 2 A
Jillian Hayes: 21 PTS | 8-13 FG | 5-7 FT | 8 REB | 2 BL | 1 STL
Quinesha Lockett: 19 PTS | 6-18 FG | 6-10 FT | 2 REB | 2 A | 1 BL
Sammi Mikonowicz: 16 PTS | 4-10 FG | 2-4 3P| 6-10 FT| 2 REB | 2 A | 1 BL