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CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati rebounded from a tough loss at No. 18 Butler with an impressive victory over Texas Southern.Now, Mick Cronins No. 25 Bearcats look to build momentum heading into American Athletic Conference play, beginning with Saturdays game against Fairleigh Dickinson at Fifth Third Arena (2:30 p.m. ET).We try as a team to continue to grow every day and get better to do what we want to do in March, senior guard Kevin Johnson said. Its a long season. Were going to go through our bumps and bruises but as long as we continue to improve every day and get better on offense and communicate on defense well have a great March.Cincinnati (8-2) provided glimpses into its potential this season with a win at then-No. 19 Iowa State and a narrow loss to then-No. 21 Rhode Island.On Saturday against a Texas Southern team with quality mid-major talent, the Bearcats erupted for 59 second-half points led by freshman Jarron Cumberland who scored a career-high 18 points and went 4 of 4 from 3-point range.Jarron has had some really good practices, Cronin said. Ive been on him to be aggressive. I was happier with his defense and his rebounding. I have been on him about not living behind the line. I have really been on all of our perimeter guys about that. I knew it was going to show eventually that he could play.Cumberland gives the Bearcats another option off the bench and that depth should serve them well at tournament time. Cincinnati was shooting 74.2 percent late in the second half Tuesday, a good sign for the Bearcats offense which has been stagnant at times.Cincinnati is looking for another balanced performance from Gary Clark, who scored 13 points and tied a career-high with six assists Tuesday.Fairleigh Dickinson (2-8) hung in there at Rutgers on Wednesday night before the Scarlet Knights pulled away in the second half for an 82-69 victory.Darian Anderson came off the bench to score 22 points and Mike Holloway added 14, but Fairleigh Dickinson was outrebounded 43-31 -- 16-8 on the offensive end, something that doesnt bode well against an aggressive rebounding team such as Cincinnati.Its a learning process, Knights coach Greg Herenda said. We just have to try to put two halves together on the road. Its difficult (schedule). I love it. Down the road, its going to help our basketball team.Cincinnati won 14 consecutive games at Fifth Third Arena dating to a 77-70 loss to Temple on Dec. 29, 2015.The Knights already have faced Seton Hall, Ohio State, and Rutgers -- all on the road. Herenda said his players wont be stuck staring at the banners on the wall of Fifth Third Arena.I dont think well be in shock, Herenda said. Playing in Cincinnati is another species. Theyve won national championships. Oscar Robertson played there. Its going to be hard, but itll be a lot of fun. Yeezy 350 V2 Antlia Pas Cher . The 17-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., pulled out of Skate Canada International last month in Saint John, N.B., with the same problem. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Moins Cher . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. http://www.pascheryeezy350v2.fr/ . 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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers held a team meeting Thursday and may take action in the wake of the organizations decision to cancel the national anthem performance by a singer wearing a We Matter jersey.Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform the anthem before Wednesday nights season opener because of the slogan.The Sixers players met at their practice facility in Camden, New Jersey, and are considering whether to respond to Streeters cancellation.Everybody expressed their emotions about it, forward Robert Covington said. We want to take steps about it. We just dont know exactly what steps we want to take. We talked about a lot of different things.The Sixers play at home Saturday afternoon against Atlanta.Streeter said in an interview with The Associated Press late Wednesday she was told she would not sing just minutes before her performance.Id say two minutes before we were about to walk out ... the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt while singing the national anthem at their game, the R&B singer said by phone. I was never given any kind of dress code. I was never asked beforehand to show my wardrobe.The Sixers declined to say why Streeters performance was canceled.The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community, the Sixers said in a statement.The Sixers had a member of their dance team sing the anthem.Sixers management declined comment on Thursday.Coach Brett Brown said there are several options on the table.We understand the situation and we respect the social issue involved, Brown said Thursday. We completeely get it.dddddddddddd As a group, we will try to find a way to deal with this.Streeter has written songs for Chris Brown, Ariana Grande and other stars. In 2013, she had a Top 40 hit with It Wont Stop, a duet with Brown that reached RIAA gold status.The singer, born Amber Denise Streeter, said she was hurt by the NBA teams actions.I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart, she said. Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that.This isnt the first time the Sixers were brought into a national anthem controversy. A woman performing the national anthem before the team played a preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt.Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a Black Lives Matter shirt, then dropped to her left knee and performed the song. She said it was her way of protesting racial oppression.The anthem issue has been a major topic in sports in recent months, starting with the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand while it is played. Kaepernick cited racial injustice and police brutality among the reasons for his protest, and athletes from many sports -- and many levels, from youth all the way to professional -- have followed his lead in various ways.I also felt it was important to express the ongoing challenges and ongoing injustice we face as a black community within the United States of America -- thats very important to me, Streeter said. Yes, we live in the greatest country in the world but there are issues that we cannot ignore. This cant be ignored. ' ' '
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