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No. 6 Cincinnati 106, Oakland 78

December 6, 1998

CINCINNATI (AP) _ No. 6 Cincinnati, which normally likes to out-muscle opponents around the basket, was content to fire from long range Saturday night and set a school record for 3-pointers in beating Oakland, Mich., 106-78.

Steve Logan and Melvin Levett each scored 28 points for Cincinnati (5-0).

The Bearcats, playing their home opener, hit 24 3-point shots. Their record had been 14, but Cincinnati matched that by halftime while building a 54-27 lead.

Mike Thom, Dan Champagne and Brad Buddenborg all had 19 points for Oakland (2-5), which moved up to Division I this year.

Logan had six 3-pointers in the first half and hit the record-breaker less than three minutes into the second half.

The two teams combined for a Cincinnati single-game record of 39 3-pointers. Cincinnati and Temple attempted 28 in the 1994-95 season.

Cincinnati won its 33rd consecutive home opener and extended its home winning streak to 19 games.

The Bearcats, playing their first game since upsetting then top-ranked Duke last Saturday night in the Great Alaska Shootout, fell behind Oakland 14-8 while making just three of their first 13 shots. But Alvin Mitchell came off the bench to rally Cincinnati with four 3-pointers during a 15-4 run.

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