Men's Basketball takes on Xavier in the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout on Saturday following UC finals week. Here's a look at what's ahead this week:
The track and field team opens the 2011-12 season this Friday at the EIU Early Bird. The team travels to Charleston, Ill. for the all-day meet at the Lantz Fieldhouse. The women's team welcomes nine newcomers to this year's squad, including transfer students Dominique Best and Danheisha Harding, both collegiate conference champions.
It's Crosstown Shootout time for the men's basketball team as they travel to Xavier University on Saturday. Tip off is set for 12:30 p.m. at XU's Cintas Center. The Bearcats are coming off a thrilling win at Georgia and look to win their second straight Crosstown Shootout. The game will be televised on ESPN2, along with radio coverage on 700 WLW.
Coming off their first loss of the season, women's basketball looks to rebound when they head to Huntington, W.Va. The bearcats play Marshall at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. The team will look to return to winning ways with a victory against the Thundering Herd.
The football team is going bowling. The Bearcats have accepted a bid to play in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis Tenn. The team will take on SEC foe Vanderbilt at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC. This week, the team will start preparations for the game, which is played in Liberty Bowl Memorial Season. Fans can purchase tickets starting today at Catstix.com or by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX. Travel packages are available through Provident Travel at providentvacations.com/ucbearcats.
This Week's Schedule
Track and Field
All day, Friday: UC at EIU Early Bird, Charleston, Ill.
12:30 p.m., Saturday: UC at Xavier, Cincinnati, Ohio
7 p.m., Saturday: UC at Marshall, Huntington, W.Va.
Results from last week:
The men's basketball team closed out their six-game homestand on Tuesday with a 56-47 win against Miami. Cheikh Mbodj played in his third game of the season, where he produced his best game with 12 points including five points in the last three minutes to lead the bearcats to the win. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112911aaa.html
The team hit the road on Friday, when they defeated Georgia 57-51 in a thrilling come from behind victory. Behind at halftime, the team showed toughness and intensity in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs, 36-21. Sean Kilpatrick led the team with 22 points, shooting 4 of 9 from the three-point range. Dion Dixon wasn't far behind with 19 points including four threes. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120211aaa.html
Women's basketball returned home from Cancun to go 6-0 with a 64-60 home win against Morgan State. Kayla Cook and Tiffany Turner, who both set career highs with 20 and 17 points, respectively, led the bearcats. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/120111aab.html
The team looked to go 7-0 on Sunday when they played Xavier in the Crosstown Shootout, but Xavier prevailed, winning 69-60. The bearcats held the lead going into halftime but saw the lead dissipate with seven minutes left in the game. Dayeesha Hollins led the Bearcats with 19 points while Kayla Cook added 15 points. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/120411aaa.html
The UC swimming and diving teams concluded competition Saturday evening at the Miami University Invitational. The women closed out the three-day meet in fourth place with 1,159 points. The UC men's team finished fifth overall with a point total of 944.5. Senior Josefin Wede, produced a all-time top-10 school mark in the 200 breast with a mark of 2 minutes, 17.61 seconds. Wede was Cincinnati's lone individual champion in the meet. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/c-swim/recaps/120311aaa.html
Volleyball made their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament on Friday with an opening round win against Samford. The bearcats won 3-2 with sets of 25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-9. The win was a whole team effort with four double-digit kill performances and a total 77 digs. Emily MacIntyre led the Bearcats with 27 digs, while freshman Caylin Mahoney had 56 assists. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/120211aaa.html
The Bearcats were matched against site host Florida State University in the second round of the tournament. The game was a hard fought five sets with FSU coming out with the 3-2 victory. Jordanne Scott and Becca Refenes posted career-high kills, 25 and 21 respectively. Missy Harpenau closed out her collegiate career with a career-high 23 digs. The Bearcats finished the season 27-10. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/120311aaa.html
The football team became the 2011 BIG EAST Champions on Saturday when they defeated UConn, 35-27. This is the Bearcats third BIG EAST Championship in the last four years. The defense gave the team a spark in the opening minutes of the game when Walter Stewart stripped UConn's quarterback of the ball in the end zone, resulting in a touchdown for the Bearcats. That wasn't the only time the defense scored, Drew Frey intercepted a pass in the first quarter, proceeding to run 15 yards for a pick six giving the team a 14-0 lead. Munchie Legaux and Anthony McClung produced career highs in the game, Legaux posted 217 yards after finishing 15 of 35 passes while McClung recorded two touchdowns and had 142 yards. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/120311aaa.html The team finished the season 9-3, 5-2 BE.