CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Tony Bobbitt showed just how excited he
was to witness James White's debut with Cincinnati.

Bobbitt scored 15 points and White netted eight as the
16th-ranked Bearcats posted an 89-54 triumph over Middle
Tennessee State.

Cincinnati (6-0) built another huge lead by halftime and coasted
to its fifth home victory of the season behind Bobbitt, who
claimed earlier this week that he was looking forward to
Saturday's game. He was not the only one, since the home fans
also were anticipating the high-flying White's debut.

White, who transferred from Florida last season, came off the
bench and had just one free throw in the first half. The 6-7
forward, playing for the first time since March 2002, missed a
pair of 3-point attempts before scoring seven first-half points.

Middle Tennessee State (4-3) dropped to 1-3 on the road. Mike
Dean led the Blue Raiders with 21 points.