Week Ahead: Men's Basketball Heads To BIG EAST Championship

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM Dan Jensen and the Bearcats host Cleveland State next weekend.
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Dan Jensen and the Bearcats host Cleveland State next weekend.
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Athletics News |

March 6, 2011

By Megan Roehm
GoBEARCATS.com

Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Cincinnati Sports:

  • The baseball team will play a home series against Cleveland State this weekend at Marge Schott Stadium. The first game will be at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by game two at 4 p.m. Saturday and game three at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Bearcats are 4-5.
  • The men's basketball team will play in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship at 7 p.m. Wednesday in New York, N.Y., after a first round bye. UC, the number seven seed, will take the winner of Tuesday's Villanova-USF game. The game will be televised on ESPN and will be on the radio on 700WLW. The Bearcats are 24-7 (11-7 BIG EAST).
  • The men's golf team will participate in the Seminole Intercollegiate Thursday through Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.
  • The women's lacrosse team will host Detroit at 3 p.m. Friday at Nippert Stadium. The Bearcats are 1-4.
  • The women's tennis team will take on West Virginia at 2 p.m. Friday in Morgantown, W.Va. The Bearcats then play two matches in Pittsburgh, Pa. Saturday. The first match is at 10 a.m. against Pittsburgh, followed by a 5 p.m. match against Providence. UC is 2-10 overall and 1-3 in the BIG EAST.
  • The track team will compete in the NCAA Indoor Championship in College Station, Texas Friday and Saturday to wrap up the Indoor season.

    The Calendar:
    BASEBALL

  • 4 p.m. Friday: UC vs. Cleveland State, Marge Schott Stadium Gametracker | Live Audio
  • 4 p.m. Saturday: UC vs. Cleveland State, Marge Schott Stadium Gametracker | Live Audio
  • 1 p.m. Sunday: UC vs. Cleveland State, Marge Schott Stadium Gametracker | Live Audio

    MEN'S BASKETBALL

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday: BIG EAST Championship second round, New York, N.Y. BIG EAST Championship Central | ESPN | 700 WLW

    MEN'S GOLF

  • Thursday-Saturday: Seminole Intercollegiate, Tallahassee, Fla. Live Scoring

    WOMEN'S LACROSSE

  • 3 p.m. Friday: UC vs. Detroit, Nippert Stadium Gametracker | Live Video

    TENNIS

  • 2 p.m. Friday: UC at West Virginia, Morgantown, W.Va.
  • 10 a.m. Saturday: UC at Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 5 p.m. Sunday: UC vs. Providence, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    INDOOR TRACK

  • Friday-Saturday: NCAA Championship, College Station, Texas

    In case you missed it:

  • The baseball team defeated Youngstown State 13-0 last Saturday in a rain-shorted game at Marge Schott Stadium. The Bearcats then dropped a 2-1 decision last Sunday in game two. In the final game, Cincinnati won 11-0.
  • The men's basketball team beat Marquette, 67-60 last Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wis. With this win, the Bearcats reached double figures in conference wins for the first time since joining in 2005-06. UC went on to complete a sweep of No. 17 Georgetown last Saturday in its last regular season game at Fifth Third Arena, 69-47.
  • The women's basketball team upset No. 20 Marquette with a 65-62 victory last Monday on Senior Night in Fifth Third Arena to wrap up the regular season. The Bearcats went on to drop a 66-41 decision to No. 22 West Virginia in the first round of the 2011 BIG EAST Championship in the XL Center last Friday in Hartford, Conn. UC finished the 2010-2011 season 9-20 (2-14 BIG EAST).
  • Senior Shelly Bellman has been named the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Sportsmanship Award recipient. Freshmen Kayla Cook and Jeanise Randolph were named to the BIG EAST all-Freshman team.
  • The men's golf team tied for 17th place in the team standings at the USF Invitational with scores of 300-301-298=899. Leading the Bearcats was David Tepe, who placed tied for 21st after carding rounds of 74-72-70=216.
  • The women's golf team finished 11th last Tuesday at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge, hosted by the University of Louisville. The Bearcats shot 311-313-309=933 to finish 11th. Olivia Dose paced the Bearcats, finishing in sixth place with rounds of 75-76-69=220. UC also competed in the Rio Verde Invitational last weekend, finishing tied for eighth in the team standings (312-315-308=935). Bambee Dela Paz was the top finisher for the Bearcats, placing ninth with rounds of 74-74-76=226.
  • The women's lacrosse team fell 17-3 on the road last Wednesday at No. 11 Vanderbilt. Cincinnati then dropped its home opener 16-5 to Oregon last Sunday at Nippert Stadium.
  • The tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Louisville on Saturday at the Western Tennis and Fitness Club. Jasmine Lee at No. 2 singles and Caitlin O'Gara at No. 4 earned points in the match for the Bearcats.
  • Three pole-vaulters represented the indoor track and field team at the Alex Wilson Invitational last Friday and Saturday at Notre Dame. Junior Mackenzie Fields paced the Bearcats with a third-place finish in the final round of the pole vault competition, recording a height of 4.06 meters. Freshman Sarah Rasnick scored an eighth-place finish for the Bearcats after clearing 3.91 meters. Rounding out the UC lineup with a 10th place finish was junior Michelle Eby, who had a height of 3.76 meters.