Sean Kilpatrick scored a season-high 34 points in his final home game, and a trio of senior starters steadied No. 15 Cincinnati to a 97-84 victory over No. 20 Memphis on Thursday night that left the American Athletic Conference race tied with a game to go.
Ramon Santiago played 10 years for the Detroit Tigers, and always brought his positive, infectious personality to the ballpark. Now, at Reds camp on a minor league deal, he's thankful to have the opportunity to do the same with a new team.
Columbus will put their new plan in play and go for a fourth straight win Thursday night in Chicago, where the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks remained relatively quiet as they try to make up ground near the top of the Western Conference.
The first-place cushion No. 15 Cincinnati enjoyed for most of the regular season has eroded. The Bearcats head into the final week needing two more wins to earn their first American Athletic Conference title.