Viktor Lakhin had 17 points in Cincinnati’s 78-60 victory against La Salle on Saturday.
Lakhin was 7-of-8 shooting and 3-of-7 from the free throw line for the Bearcats (8-4). David Dejulius scored 17 points while going 6 of 12 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from distance and 4 for 7 from the line, and added three steals. Jeremiah Davenport was 3 of 7 shooting, including 1 for 4 from range, and went 4 for 4 from the line to finish with 11 points. Mike Adams-Woods also had 11.
The Explorers (5-6) were led by Josh Nickelberry, who finished with 15 points. La Salle also got 12 points and seven assists from Khalil Brantley. Anwar Gill also had nine points.
Cincinnati led La Salle 40–23 at halftime, with Davenport (11 points) their leading scorer before halftime. Cincinnati defeated La Salle by one point in the last half, while Lakhin led with a team-high nine points in the second half.