Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points and Justin Jackson overcame foul problems to add 13 points, all in the second half, and the No. 10 Cincinnati Bearcats shook off Houston for a 73-62 win on Saturday.
Sophomore forward Shaquille Thomas added 11 for the Bearcats (23-3 12-1 American Athletic Conference), who were playing their first game since having a 15-game winning streak snapped with a 76-55 loss at SMU on Feb. 8.
Freshman forward Danrad Knowles scored 11 points to lead Houston (12-13, 4-8), which has lost six of its past seven and eight of its past 10 games, led Houston with 11 points. Sophomore guard L.J. Rose, sophomore forward Danuel House and junior forward TaShawn Thomas each added 10 for the Cougars.