The Week Ahead: Swimming & Diving Heads to BIG EAST Championships

Feb. 6, 2012

By Lindsay Brash

Swimming & Diving heads to the BIG EAST Championships, while women's basketball and tennis host the lone home events. Here's a sneak peak at this weeks schedule.

  • Early in the week, women's basketball heads out on a one game road trip, traveling to Providence, R.I. The Bearcats face Providence on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Returning home on Saturday, the team looks for their first home BIG EAST win, welcoming Pittsburgh to Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats and the Panthers will battle it out on the court at 2 p.m.
  • After snapping a three game skid, the men's basketball team looks to carry on the momentum as they hit the road this week. The team looks to turn things around heading to New York, N.Y. to face St. Johns on Wednesday. Fans can catch the 7 p.m. tipoff on ESPNU, along with radio coverage on 700 WLW. It's a short break before the Bearcats see action again, playing on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wis. The Bearcats and Marquette Golden Eagles battle it out on the court at 3 p.m. T.V. coverage is available on ESPNU and radio 700 WLW.
  • After closing out their regular season last week, the diving team looks to make a splash at the BIG EAST Diving Championship. The championship, being held in Pittsburgh, Pa., opens competition on Friday, with wrap up on Saturday and Sunday.
  • The indoor season is winding down for the track and field team as they compete in their final meet before the BIG EAST Indoor Championships. The Bearcats make their way to Bloomington, Ind. for the Hoosier Hill Invitational. On Friday, competition starts at 5 p.m., with the meet concluding on Saturday.
  • The women's tennis team concludes a four game home stand when they welcome Memphis to the Western Tennis and Fitness Club. The meet is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. The Bearcats don't have long to rest, as they travel to Kentucky the next day. The competition, held in Lexington, Ky., starts at 6 p.m.

This Week's Schedule
Women's Basketball

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday: UC at Providence, Providence, R.I.
  • 2 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. Pittsburgh, Fifth Third Arena

Men's Basketball

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday: UC at St. Johns, New York, N.Y.
  • 3 p.m., Saturday: UC at Marquette, Milwaukee, Wis.

Swimming & Diving

  • All day, Friday: UC at BIG EAST Championship, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • All day, Saturday: UC at BIG EAST Championship, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • All day, Sunday: UC at BIG EAST Championship, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Track and Field

  • 5 p.m., Friday: UC at Hoosier Hills Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.
  • All day, Saturday: UC at Hoosier Hills Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.


  • 6 p.m., Friday: UC vs. Memphis, Western Tennis and Fitness Club
  • 6 p.m., Saturday: UC at Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

In case you missed it:

  • Carrying on the momentum from their first BIG EAST win, the women's basketball won their second BIG EAST game of the season, beating Marquette 64-52, on Wednesday. Closing out their three game road trip, the Bearcats relied on Dayeesha Hollins to lead the team. Hollins continues her impressive season, scoring 22 points against the Golden Eagles, her fourth 20-point game of the season. The Bearcats came out slow in the first shooting only 30 percent in the first half, but came out and produced in the second, shooting a season-best 57-percent. The team returned home on Saturday, where they looked to extend their streak, but fell 65-54 to No. 17/15 Georgetown. The Bearcats fought the whole game, erasing seven double-digit deficits including coming within six points in the final minute but it wasn't enough to overcome the Hoyas. Bjonee Reaves posted a career- high tying performance, making five 3-pointers and sharing a team scoring lead of 17 points with Dayeesha Hollins. The Bearcats go into the final weeks of the season 11-12, 2-8 BE.
  • On a three game skid, the men's basketball team returned to winning form, beating DePaul, 74-66 at home on Saturday. Sean Kilpatrick and Dion Dixon combined to score 16 points each, leading the Bearcat to the win. Cashmere Wright bounced back from a scoreless first half to finish the game with 11 points. The Bearcats capitalized on the Blue Demons turnovers, scoring 22-10 off turnovers. The team has a record of 16-7, 6-4 BE.
  • In their second to last meet before the BIG EAST Indoor Championship, the track and field team notched a set of school records at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Teaming together to break a two-year old record, Jenna Heaton, Kaitlyn Good, Katie Honigford and Kathy Klump posted a time of 8:56.75 in the 4x800 meter relay to secure a new school record. Klump continued her success, beating her own UC record in 500 meter clocking a time of 1:11.10.
  • The tennis team fell 6-1 to Indiana on Saturday during a weekend of home meets. Ashleigh Witte gave the Bearcats their lone win of the meet winning in straight sets, 6-2,7-5. Jasmine Lee fought hard to win her first set, but fell 7-6 in a tiebreaker, during her second set Lee was just short losing 7-5. The team looked to rebound in their first BIG EAST competition, but dropped a 7-0 decision to Syracuse. Carly Wilson looked strong in the beginning of her first set but couldn't hold on falling 6-4 and then 6-1 in the second. Sierra Sullivan and Safiyya Ismail both fell in straight set 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-3, respectively.