Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin likes using boxing references to describe his team's hard-nosed style.
The Bearcats waited until the final few rounds to deliver a knockout punch Friday.
Jarron Cumberland set career highs with 27 points and 11 rebounds as Cincinnati recovered after blowing a 10-point lead in the second half to beat pesky Georgia State 68-53 in the NCAA Tournament.
"The key to our defense has been it's almost like a 15-round fight," Cronin said. "We feel the other team out. We make adjustments, and the kids do a great job with it. They step up their defensive intensity."
Cincinnati, the No. 2 seed in the South Region, won its...