CINCINNATI — Keith Williams scored a career-high 23 points and Tre Scott had a double-double as Cincinnati topped Vermont 82-73 on Tuesday night.
Scott had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Jaevin Cumberland added 21 points for the Bearcats. Chris Vogt added 11 points and three blocks for Cincinnati (6-2). Cincinnati was 12 of 19 from 3-point range with Williams going 4 for 4 and Cumberland 5 for 8.
Vermont, which trailed 40-27 at the half, put up a season-high 46 second-half points, a season high for the team. However, the Bearcats were 13 of 16 from the foul line in the second half and 22 of 26 for the game.
Stef Smith had 18 points for the Catamounts (6-4), 15 in the second half. Anthony Lamb added 16 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks. Everett Duncan had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Vermont was 15 of 28 behind the arc but just 9 of 33 inside. Smith had four 3s. The Catamounts trailed by 23 after an 11-0 Williams and Cumberland run and got back within nine with less than three minutes to play early. However, the Bearcats hit enough free throws and back-to-back 3s by Smith only cut the deficit to seven with 30 seconds left.