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.