Cincinnati, OH – The pressure of the bubble didn't stop Cashmere Wright.
Wright drained six treys and scored 22 points in all, as Cincinnati earned a key 60-56 victory over No. 17 Louisville on Thursday night.
Sean Kilpatrick tallied 12 points, Dion Dixon added 11 and Yancy Gates posted 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (20-8, 10-5 Big East), who won their second straight over a possible NCAA tournament team and strengthened their at-large case needing into the regular season's final week.
Peyton Siva led Louisville (21-7, 9-6) with 14 points, while Gorgui Dieng recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for the Cardinals, who were done in by a 1-of-14 effort from long distance. There wasn't a bigger culprit than Kyle Kuric, who missed all 11 of his shots, including seven from beyond the arc.