CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chris Knight scored 24 points and Ryan Hamblet's 3-pointer gave Bowling Green the lead for good with less than two minutes left as Bowling Green held off Cincinnati for a 69-67 win on Sunday.
Hamblet's basket gave the Falcons a 65-62 lead and came a half-minute after Cincinnati's Adam Hrycaniuk tied the game with two free throws. Hamblet then went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the last 14.6 seconds to secure the win.
Deonta Vaughn led the Bearcats with 17 points, including a meaningless 3-pointer from near halfcourt at the buzzer after he missed a possible game-tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining. Cincinnati's John Williamson scored 14 points, while Rashad Bishop had 12 and Adam Hrycaniuk 11.
Earlier Sunday, Belmont blew a 17-point first-half lead and then came from behind in the last eight minutes to beat Western Carolina 79-70.
The games were part of the inaugural Peggy Cronin Classic, a three-day, six-game tournament honoring the deceased mother of second-year Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. The four-team round-robin event concluded on Sunday.
Reggie Witherspoon, who spent more than 13 seasons coaching at Buffalo, is returning to the city to coach Canisius College.
North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee-replacement surgery.
Sparkling facilities are one thing, but Tim Miles needs to regain the momentum of Nebraska's 2014 run to the NCAAs if it is to play with the big boys.