The Week Ahead: Senior Night for Men's Hoops

Feb. 27, 2012

The Week Ahead

Women’s basketball heads to the BIG EAST Tournament while baseball hosts their first home game of the season; here’s this weeks schedule.

  • The women’s basketball team battles for their final win of the 2011-12 season. The Bearcats head to DePaul on Monday where they will close out the season. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Chicago, Ill. On Friday, the team makes their way to Hartford, Conn. for the BIG EAST Tournament. The Bearcats opponent and tip off will be announced later in the week.
  • On Monday, the women’s golf team enters their second day of competition at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge in Weston, Fla. The team plays 27 holes on Monday along with 18 holes on Tuesday to conclude the tournament. The Bearcats are facing 14 teams including BIG EAST foes, tournament host Louisville and South Florida.
  • It’s senior night for the men’s basketball team, as they join fans in honoring Dion Dixon and Yancy Gates at Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday. Dixon and Gates will play their final home game as a Bearcat against Marquette. Tip off is at 7 p.m. with T.V. coverage on either EPSN or ESPN 2. Fans can also catch the game on radio 700 WLW. The Bearcats hit the road on Saturday for their final game of the season. The team travels to Villanova, Pa. for a 2 p.m. tip off against Villanova. Coverage of the game can be seen on ESPN or ESPN 2, along with radio 700 WLW.
  • The Baseball team opens their 2011-12 home schedule on Friday, when they welcome Oakland for a four game series. The series starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and continues with a double header on Saturday. The double-header starts at 1 p.m. with the second game starting at the conclusion of the first. The series concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • The lacrosse team looks for their third straight win as they make their way to Farmville, Va. on Friday. The Bearcats will battle Longwood at 4 p.m. The team returns to the field on Sunday to face Liberty. The game is set for 2 p.m. in Lynchburgh, Va.
  • The track and field team faces their last chance to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championship this weekend at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet. The Bearcats will open the competition on Friday with conclusion on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va.
  • The men’s swimming and diving team heads to Last Chance meet in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. The meet is the last time the Bearcats will compete in order to qualify for the NCAA Championship. The meet is all day on Saturday.
  • The men’s golf team opens their 2012 Spring Season on Sunday in Dade City, Fl. The team will take part in the USF Invitational. Competition starts with a round on Sunday and concludes with rounds on Monday and Tuesday.

This Weeks Schedule

Women’s Basketball

  • 7 p.m., Monday: UC at DePaul, Chicago, Ill.
  • TBA, Friday: UC at BIG EAST Tournament, Hartford, Conn.

Women’s Golf

  • All day, Monday: UC at Sir Pizza Challenge, Weston, Fla.
  • All day, Tuesday: UC at Sir Pizza Challenge, Weston, Fla.

Men’s Basketball

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday: UC vs. Marquette, Fifth Third Arena
  • 2 p.m., Saturday: UC at Villanova, Villanova, Pa.


  • 4 p.m., Friday: UC vs. Oakland, Marge Schott Stadium
  • 1 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. Oakland, Marge Schott Stadium
  • TBA, Saturday: UC vs. Oakland, Marge Schott Stadium
  • 1 p.m., Sunday: UC vs. Oakland, Marge Schott Stadium


  • 4 p.m., Friday: UC at Longwood, Farmville, Va.
  • 2 p.m., Sunday: UC at Liberty, Lynchburg, Va.

Track and Field

  • All day, Friday: UC at Virginia Tech Last Chance, Blacksburg, Va.
  • All day, Saturday: UC at Virginia Tech Last Chance, Blacksburg, Va.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

  • All day, Saturday: UC at Men’s Last Chance, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Golf

  • All day, Sunday: UC at USF Invitational, Dade City, Fla.

In case you missed it:

 The Bearcats returned to Fifth Third Arena on Saturday for their final home game of the season. Led by seniors Chanel Chisholm and Bjonee Reaves, the Bearcats led by as most as 14 points but a rally by West Virginia proved fatal as they fell 66-62. Reaves closed out her career at home with 22 points, while Chisholm added another 12 points and six rebounds in her final game.

  • The men’s basketball team welcomed rival Louisville on Thursday, where they pulled out 60-56 win against the No. 17 team in the country. Cashmere Wright had a career tying six 3-pointers as he led all scorers with 22 points. Yancy Gates wasn’t far behind as he posted his ninth career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The win game the Bearcats their first back-to-back 20 win season since the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

The team hit the court again on Sunday where they fell 46-45 in a heartbreaker to South Florida. Cashmere Wright gave the Bearcats a 45-44 led with 9.5 seconds left, but a pair of free throws with 3.2 seconds left game the Bulls the win. Sean Kilpatrick led the offense with 13 points.

Earlier in the weekend, the Bearcats lost 11-6 and 7-0 to Georgetown and Wake Forest, respectively at the Wake Forest Invitational. In the game against Georgetown, Nic Spence recorded his first home run of the season after batting 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs. Pitcher Andrew Strenge threw for five innings, striking out eight Hoyas.

During the Wake Forest game, Thomas Gentile relieved Matt Ring, where he sailed through 4-1/3 innings allowing one baserunner before trouble struck in the seventh. Justin Glass, Spence and Ronald Cotton all singled in the game for the Bearcats.

On Saturday, the Bearcats second victory came in a 5-2 win against West Virginia. Georgieva and Ismail gave the team a point with their win in the doubles set. Lee and Ismail won their singles matches in straight sets, while Witte came away with the victory in a tie breaking third set.

They concluded the weekend with a 5-2 win over Connecticut. The team secured the doubles points with victories by Lee/Witte and Georgieva/Ismail. Carly Wilson gave the team a point in her straight set, winning 7-5, 6-2, while Lee and Witte also came away with straight set wins.

  • The lacrosse team recorded their second win of the season, along with a program best 20-best goals in a 20-16 defeat of Presbyterian. Katie Kiriazoglou led the offense with a career-high six goals. The Bearcats showed their offensive strengths by outshooting Presbyterian, 36-27. Goalie Jennifer Walsh finished the game with 10 saves.