Postgame Notes: Pittsburgh

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Jan. 1, 2012

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Jan. 1, 2012

Cincinnati (11-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) 66, No. 22/22 Pittsburgh (11-4, 0-2) 63
Game 14 ▪ Petersen Events Center ▪ Pittsburgh, Pa. ▪ Att: 12,508

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 5 Justin Jackson (F), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • Pittsburgh: 3 Cameron Wright (G), 11 Dante Taylor (F), 12 Ashton Gibbs (G), 21 Lamar Patterson (F), 35 Nasir Robinson (F)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (19 pts., 6 rebs) | Parker (21 pts., 7 rebs.) | Dixon (13 pts., 5 rebs.) | Wright (7 pts., 7 ast.)
  • Pittsburgh: Robinson (19 pts., 10 rebs.) | Gibbs (18 pts.) | Patterson (13 pts., 4 rebs.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • UC is 5-2 in BIG EAST openers, having won its last three.
  • UC has won six straight games.
  • Cincinnati is now 8-8 all-time against the Panthers. UC won for the first time in the Petersen Events Center and for the first time at Pittsburgh since Jan. 10, 1979 (78-75 in OT).
  • UC has won five straight BIG EAST road contests dating to the end of last season (2/8/11 at DePaul W, 71-68; 2/19/11 at Providence W, 93-81 (OT); 2/23/11 at Georgetown W, 58-46; 3/2/11 at Marquette W, 67-60).
  • The Bearcats' six-game winning streak is the longest since starting the 2010-11 season 15-0.
  • The win marked UC's first against a ranked opponent this season and the first since a 69-47 win against No. 17/17 Georgetown on March 5, 2011.
  • UC and Pitt were tied at the half, 31-31.
  • The Bearcats forced 17 turnovers and have forced 111 over the last six games (18.5 per game).
  • Cincinnati has hit 73 three-pointers over the last six games (12.2 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • The Bearcats scored 0 bench points for the second consecutive game and the third time this season (vs. Oklahoma, 12/29; vs. Presbyterian, 11/19).
  • Cincinnati led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 57.4 points through 14 games this season.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Jaquon Parker scored a career-high 21 points, his fourth double-digit scoring game of the season. Parker knocked down a career-best four three-pointers. He is averaging 13.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and is shooting .647 (11-of-17) from three-point range over the last six games.
  • Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points, his 12th straight double-figure scoring game and his 13th of the season. He was 5-of-11 from three-point range and has now hit on three or more threes seven times this season and 12 times in his career. He has made a three-pointer in 13 straight games (3.1 per game during that span).
  • Cashmere Wright scored seven points and dished out seven assists with one turnover. He has 62 assists and 14 turnovers over his last 10 games (4.4 assist/turnover).
  • Dion Dixon scored 13 points and has scored in double figures in 13 of the first 14 games of the season.
  • Justin Jackson scored six points with seven rebounds and blocked three shots, his sixth game of the season with three or more blocks.

    NEXT GAME

  • UC returns to Fifth Third Arena for the BIG EAST home opener against Notre Dame on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio.
     

     

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