The Week Ahead: Busy Pre-Christmas Basketball Schedule

Dec. 19, 2011

By Lindsay Brash

The week before Christmas has a busy basketball slate on tap:

  • Women's basketball looks to return to winning form as they welcome Indianapolis and Longwood to Fifth Third Arena. The team kicks off the week before Christmas on Monday at 7 p.m. when they welcome Indianapolis. Fans can catch the game on Fox Sports Ohio. The team plays their final game on Thursday before Christmas break against Longwood. The game is scheduled for tipoff at Noon.
  • The Men's basketball team hopes to continue their dominating form of the last two games this week against Arkansas Pine-Bluff. The Bearcats welcome the Golden Lions to Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Fans can catch the game on Fox Sports Ohio and radio 700 WLW. The team returns to the court Friday to battle Chicago State. Tip off is at 7 p.m. with coverage on radio 700 WLW and Fox Sports Ohio.

    This week's schedule
    Women's Basketball

  • 7 p.m., Monday: UC vs. Indianapolis, Fifth Third Arena, FOX Sports Ohio
  • 12 p.m. Thursday: UC vs. Longwood, Fifth Third Arena
    Men's Basketball
  • 7 p.m., Wednesday: UC vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Fifth Third Arena, FOX Sports Ohio
  • 7 p.m., Friday: UC vs. Chicago State, Fifth Third Arena, FOX Sports Ohio

    Last Week's Results

  • The women's basketball team had a tough loss against No. 13 Louisville in their first Big East game of the season, losing 64-59. The Bearcats stayed with the Cardinals throughout the game and posted the largest lead of the game, seven points, but it wasn't enough to surmount the ranked Cardinals. Bjonee Reaves led the team with 18 points, followed by Dayeesha Hollins, who posted 15 points before leaving the game with a shoulder injury in the second.  The Bearcats traveled to Miami (OH) on Saturday looking to end their loosing streak but came up short, 74-69. The team recorded a 32-25 led at halftime but a 15-5 run by the Redhawks and free throws proved hard to overcome. Bjonee Reaves posted a huge game with 25 points.

  • A new up-tempo, four guard style of play proved beneficial for the men's basketball team as the dominated Wright State and Radford, 78-58 and 101-70, respectively. All five starters for the Bearcats against Wright State scored in double digits; with Sean Kilpatrick scoring a career high 20 points and six three-point baskets. The team pulled out in front of the Raiders with 14 three-point baskets.  The team returned to Fifth Third Arena on Saturday to defeat Radford, 101-70, scoring over 100 points for the first time since scoring 105 against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 30, 2005. Cashmere Wright led the Bearcats with a career-high 25 points, followed by Sean Kilpatrick, Dion Dixon and Jermaine Sanders, all scoring in double figures.