Random interesting nuggets going into today's game here in
UC enters the game ranked 335th out of 347 teams in free throw shooting (yes, there are actually 11 teams that are worse!). What team ranks dead last? DePaul at 57.8 %. Go figure - the Blue Demons went 11-for-13 vs. UC on Wednesday night.
For those who criticize Mick Cronin for UC's free throw shooting woes (I maintain a college head coach has little impact), it's worth pointing out that UCLA (Ben Howland) ranks 330th, Texas (Rick Barnes) ranks 331st, and St. Louis (Rick Majerus) ranks 339th.
UC enters the game ranked 328th in 3-point shooting percentage, meaning there are 16 teams that are worse including USF.
Perhaps the biggest key to last year's win over
As everyone knows, Bob Huggins is 0-2 vs. UC since taking over at
Huggs was ejected in the waning moments of
Deonta Vaughn needs 11 points to tie Roger McClendon for 4th on UC's all-time scoring list behind the Big O, Steve Logan, and Danny Fortson. Vaughn has been struggling lately, hitting just 18% from 3-point range in his last 7 games.
Cashmere Wright made 7 of his first 8 3-pointers in Big East play. He's 1-for-15 since.
Darnell Wilks is the only scholarship player at UC who has not started a game this year (not including Sean Kilpatrick who is redshirting).
Lance Stephenson leads the Bearcats in turnovers with 66, but does not rank in the Top 100 nationally. John Wall ranks 15th with 109 turnovers, Jerome Dyson ranks 23rd with 103, and Devan Downey ranks 35th with 96. I'm not suggesting that Wall, Dyson, and
I had a fun time getting here yesterday. Left Boston at 10:45 in the morning. Got stuck in the
Tipoff is at 2:00. Pregame coverage at 1:30 on 700 WLW.