CINCINNATI, March 17 (UPI) -- Deonta Vaughn netted 16 points and distributed seven assists, lifting Cincinnati to a 76-62 win over Weber State Wednesday in a first-round NIT contest.
Lance Stephenson connected for 14 points in the win for the Bearcats (19-15), who were deadly from beyond the arc in the first half. Cincinnati, the No. 2 seed, hit seven treys in the initial frame to post a 40-25 halftime advantage.
Weber State (20-11) got 26 points from Damian Lillard in the loss. The Wildcats were victimized by 23 turnovers in the defeat.
With the win, Cincinnati goes on to face No. 3 seed Dayton in the NIT's second round.