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Jan. 4, 2010
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2009-10 CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
No. 23/rv Pittsburgh at Cincinnati l Jan. 4, 2010
Fifth Third Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
• Records: Cincinnati - 10-4; 2-1 BIG EAST; No. 23/rv Pittsburgh - 13-2; 3-0 BIG EAST.
• Pittsburgh hit 8-of-10 free throws in the last minute and junior Larry Davis’ last-second three-point attempt missed wide as Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati, 74-71.
• With the loss, Pittsburgh evened the all-time series at seven with UC.
• The loss also was Cincinnati’s first loss to an opponent ranked in the Top 25 in the Associated Press poll. The Bearcats are now 3-1 against teams ranked in the AP poll this season.
• UC dropped its first home game of the season and is now 7-1 in Fifth Third Arena this season.
• Cincinnati shot 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the floor, while Pittsburgh connected on 49.0 percent (25-of-51) of its shots.
• The Panthers outscored the Bearcats by 12 at the free throw line after making 20-of-27 attempts compared to 8-of-11 for UC.
• UC committed eight turnovers for the game, its fewest turnovers in a game since committing a season-low six against Gonzaga on Nov. 25, 2009, in the Maui Invitational.
• A three-pointer by junior Darnell Wilks with 10:55 to play in the second half gave Cincinnati a 52-51 lead, its first lead since leading 11-9 with 15:10 to play in the first half.
• A 5-0 run in the final minute by the Panthers gave Pittsburgh a 38-32 lead entering the half.
• UC’s starters combined to score all but two points and grab all but two rebounds for the Bearcats in the opening half.
• Cincinnati shot 51.7 percent (15-of-29) from the field in the opening half, compared to 48.3 percent (14-of-29) for Pittsburgh. However, the Panthers made all seven of their free throw attempts, while UC made just 1-of-2 attempts from the charity stripe.
• Pittsburgh responded with a 12-2 run of its own from the 15:47 mark to the 12:54 mark to take a 15-13 lead.
• Cincinnati hit five of its first six shots to take an 11-4 lead just 3:55 into the game.
• Seven points in the final minute by senior Deonta Vaughn gave him a team-high 17 points, his fourth straight double-digit scoring contest and his third straight 17-point contest.
• Sophomore Yancy Gates scored 12 points and added nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist in the opening 20 minutes. Gates finished with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. Gates also tied a career high with four blocks and two steals.
• Freshman Lance Stephenson scored 13 points in the first half, tying his season-high for first-half points. Stephenson finished with 15 points and four assists.
• Stephenson and Gates combined to score Cincinnati’s first 13 points over the first 6:50. The duo scored 25 of UC’s 32 first half points.