INDIANAPOLIS, March 17 (UPI) -- Jason Maxiell led Cincinnati with 22 points Thursday in a 76-64 NCAA Tournament opening-round victory over Iowa.
Cincinnati is seeded No. 7 in the Austin bracket, Iowa was No. 10.
James White added 15 points and Nick williams 13 for the Bearcats (25-7).
Greg Brunner led Iowa (21-12) with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Cincinnati, in the tournament for the 14th straight year, built an early 16-4 lead and stayed ahead the rest of the way, although Iowa did get within three at one point.