Lakhin scores 18; Cincinnati knocks off Detroit Mercy 72-54

December 22, 2022 GMT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Viktor Lakhin scored 18 points as Cincinnati beat Detroit Mercy 72-54 on Wednesday night.

Antoine Davis scored 17 points for Detroit Mercy, and the Horizon League all-time scoring leader is now 619 points away from Pete Maravich’s NCAA record 3,667. Davis entered the game leading the nation in scoring at 24.8 points per game. He is also just the second player in NCAA history with 3,000 points and 500 assists.

Lakhin also contributed 15 rebounds and three steals for the Bearcats (9-4). Landers Nolley II added 11 points while going 5 of 13 (1 for 6 from distance), and he also had nine rebounds. Mika Adams-Woods was 4 of 9 shooting (1 for 5 from distance) to finish with 11 points.

Gerald Liddell finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and two steals for the Titans (5-8). In addition, Damezi Anderson had 11 points and six rebounds.

Cincinnati led Detroit Mercy 37-28 at the half, with Lakhin (10 points) their high scorer before the break. Cincinnati outscored Detroit Mercy in the second half by nine points, with Nolley scoring a team-high nine points after halftime.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.