CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Cincinnati made Florida A&M's trip to the Queen City a complete waste of time.
Field Williams scored a career-high 22 points and Leonard Stokes added 14 as the 19th-ranked Bearcats posted an 80-53 rout of the hopelessly undermanned Rattlers.
Florida A&M (0-2) opened its season with a blowout loss at Xavier, Cincinnati's crosstown nationally ranked rival. That 93-54 whipping turned out to be a precursor for more punishment from an angry group of Bearcats who struggled mightily in a season-opening victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
"We had a great experience in Cincinnati, playing two very good teams in Xavier and UC," Florida A&M coach Mike Gillespie said. "I would like to do this again, but not for a long time."
Williams drilled six 3-pointers after making just 2-of-14 shots in the opener. He helped Cincinnati (2-0) race to a 14-2 lead and the Bearcats never looked back, despite some sloppy play.
"I don't think about missing shots, I just keep shooting," Williams said. "Whether it goes in or not, I am just going to keep shooting."
The Rattlers climbed within 41-33 on a layup by Jermaine Hill with just over 14 minutes left before the Bearcats finally made it a rout. Williams drained two foul shots to cap a 13-3 run for a 54-36 cushion with 9:23 to go.
Williams made 7-of-15 shots and 6-of-11 from beyond the arc for Cincinnati, which shot just 28 percent in the opener. The Bearcats may still need to work on their shooting as they shot just 42 percent (28-of-66) against porous defense by the Rattlers.
"We are still struggling offensively with our continuity and cohesion," Bearcats coach Bob Huggins said. "We have a bunch of guys who have just never played before."
Cincinnati forward Jason Maxiell's struggles continued as he made 4-of-15 shots for nine points and nine rebounds. Maxiell has made just 6-of-27 shots this year.
"He isn't taking good shots and the shots he should be taking, he isn't shooting with confidence," Huggins said. "He is just taking a lot of shots that he shouldn't be."
Point guard Taron Barker handed out seven assists and helped Cincinnati forced 20 turnovers. The Bearcats converted them into 19 points.
While Cincinnati has struggled with its shooting, Florida A&M has bigger problems. The Rattlers shot 28 percent (15-of-53) and made just 16-of-29 at the line.
The only thing left for Gillespie was to predict the winner of the Cincinnati-Xavier game.
"I think Cincinnati will beat Xavier, mainly because of the home court," he said. "This place will be crazy that night."
Terrence Woods was the only Rattler in double figures with 17 points. Moses White, who sprained an ankle in Sunday's loss, was ineffective and had just seven.