Jermaine Lawrence #11 and Titus Rubles #2 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrate the win over the Pittsburgh Panthers during the Jimmy V Classic. The Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers 44-43. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Titus Rubles' rebound basket with 4.2 seconds to play gave Cincinnati a 44-43 victory over previously unbeaten Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

It was appropriate the winning points came on a missed shot in a game where neither team shot 38 percent from the field.

Justin Jackson had 12 points to lead the Bearcats (8-2), who had lost two straight, and most of his points came on his seven offensive rebounds. He had nine rebounds total. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati's leading scorer at 19.3 points per game, finished with nine on 4-of-13 shooting including going 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

Talib Zanna had 12 points for the Panthers (10-1), one of 14 Division I teams to start the day without a loss, while Lamar Patterson added 11.

Pittsburgh did not have a field goal for a 13:43 stretch in the second half, a drought that ended with a drive by Cameron Wright with 1:07 left that gave the Panthers a 43-42 lead. Patterson missed two free throws with 21 seconds left. Cincinnati worked the clock down and Kilpatrick missed a drive but Rubles got the rebound and scored. He had six points and two rebounds.

Wright took a running jumper from just inside midcourt as the buzzer sounded.

The Bearcats shot 37.7 percent from the field (20 of 53) and were 3 of 13 on 3s (23.1 percent). They entered the game scoring 73.4 points per game on 43.4 shooting overall and 35.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Panthers came in averaging 82.6 points on 49.5 shooting overall and 34.6 percent on 3s. They were 11 of 35 from the field (31.4 percent) and they were 2 of 13 from 3-point range (15.4 percent).

The 11 field goals were the fewest in a game for the Panthers in coach Jamie Dixon's 11 seasons.

These schools were in the Big East together for eight years -- 2005-13 -- and Pittsburgh had an 8-3 record in those meetings. The Bearcats now have a 10-9 lead in the overall series. Pittsburgh joined the Big East in 1982.

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