After missing an entire year with a torn ACL, Cashmere Wright's first season at UC was a mixed bag. His performances ranged from a 24-point, 5-assist, 0-turnover masterpiece against
"About a C,"
But Wright's sophomore season did not get off to a good start. In UC's opener against Mt. St. Mary's, the point guard from
That's not going to cut it for the Bearcats this season.
"Cash is a big key for us," head coach Mick Cronin said. "He is a quick guy that can get other people shots, and the more he gets comfortable running our offense - when to shoot, when to pass, where to get the ball - the more effective we're going to be. He can really create shots for other people as well as himself."
After a rocky opener, Wright averaged 13 points, 6 assists, and 1 turnover in wins over IPFW and Florida A & M. On Monday against the Rattlers, he had a career-high 8 assists and 0 turnovers.
"I watched a lot of film and saw what I did wrong," Wright said. "I missed a lot of passes. My head was down and I missed a lot of passes that I could have made. I just worked on improving my overall game from the standpoint of a point guard."
Tonight he'll look to lead the 'Cats to their fourth straight win as they host
"I told our team that these kids are on scholarship and it's a big game for
Tonight's game is part of the Global Sports Main Event - an NCAA exempted tournament that concludes on Saturday when the Bearcats face
As a reminder to Bearcat fans, the
Tickets are on sale through the U.S. Bank Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Kroger stores, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or going online at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices for the game range from $20 to $75. The cost of parking at the Central Parking Garages is $15 per vehicle for the event.
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