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Cincinnati Better Since Brawl

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If you like irony, you’ll love these guys. The worst on-court incident in memory is bringing out the best in UC basketball. They lose their best player, at least statistically, and they improve. They seem a fractured and suspended mess, and they win three routs in a row. In so doing, they have taken an alley-oop pass and dunked on conventional wisdom.

In 11 days, “What are they going to do without Yancy Gates?” has become, “What are they going to do when he gets back?”

“We just changed the basis of the team,” offered point guard Cashmere Wright.

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