Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Notre Dame

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Jan. 7, 2013

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL
2012-13 POSTGAME NOTES 
Notre Dame 66 (14-1, 2-0 BIG EAST), Cincinnati: 60 (13-3, 1-2 BIG EAST)
January 7, 2013 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio // Attendance: 10,293

SERIES NOTES

  • Notre Dame leads the series overall 8-5.  The Bearcats won last season’s meeting 71-55 at Fifth Third Arena on Jan. 4 and have won the last three games in the Queen City.

TEAM NOTES

  • UC Starters: Titus Rubles (f), Cheikh Mbodj (c), Cashmere Wright (g), Sean Kilpatrick (g) and JaQuon Parker (g).
  • It was the first time this season that this starting five has been used. It also marks the first career start for Rubles.
  • With UC holding an early 10-9 lead with 13:23 left in the half, the Bearcats used a 13-2 run over 6:10 to push the margin to nine, 20-11, with 7:13 left. The run was keyed by Kilpatrick and Parker combining for three triples. Notre Dame used a 16-6 run over the following 3:24 to lead 27-26 with 6:14 remaining in the opening 20 minutes.
  • During a 4:14 span in the first half from 8:04 to 3:50, the two teams combined to hit nine straight three pointers with Notre Dame tallying five and UC four.
  • On the evening, the squads combined to go 18-of-37 (.486) from behind the arc with both teams knocking down nine triples apiece.
  • With UC down 11, 40-29, just over two minutes into the second half, the Bearcats went on a 12-2 run over the next 2:32 to move within one at 42-41 with 15:08 remaining.
  • UC knotted things up at 47 apiece with 12:03 left and again at 49-49 with 9:54 left. From there, Notre Dame went on a 10-0 run over three minutes to lead 59-49 with 5:43 on the clock. UC pulled within four, 64-60, with 23 seconds remaining, but would get no closer, falling 66-60.
  • UC has dropped three consecutive home games at Fifth Third Arena for the first time since the 2005-06 season. That year, UC lost to Louisville (Jan 31/69-63), St. John's (Feb. 4/73-64) and Notre Dame (Feb. 18/76-64).
  • UC's three home losses have come by a combined eight points.
  • After shooting under 32 percent, its two lowest marks of the year, in its past two home games, UC fired at a 46.9 percent clip (23-of-49) against the Irish.
  • The Bearcats outscored Notre Dame in points off turnovers (13-12) and bench points (22-4). Second-chance points (5-5), points in the paint (24-24) and fast-break points (2-2) were all tied.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Junior Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 points, including three triples. He has scored in double figures in 15 of UC’s 16 contests this season. He passed Jim Holstein (1950-52) for 30th place on the UC career scoring chart. Kilpatrick has 1,150 points and is three points from overtaking Tom Thacker (1961-63) who sits 29th with 1,152 points.
  • Senior Cashmere Wright dished out eight assists, giving him 432 for his career. He moved into sole possession of fourth place, passing Oscar Robertson (1957-60) who tallied 425 career steals. He trails Steve Logan (1998-2002) in third place, who had 456 assists. Wright added five points to move his career total to 1,127, surpassing George Wilson (1962-64) who had 1,124 points. Wright needs 20 points to pass passed Jim Holstein (1950-52) who scored 1,156 points for 30th place on the UC career scoring chart.
  • Wright had one steals and remains in third place on UC's career chart with 179 career steals. He trails Darnell Burton (1993-97) who is second with 184 steals.
  • Jermaine Sanders tied a season high with eight points.
  • Cheikh Mbodj tallied four blocks, tying his season high for the sixth time.
  • Titus Rubles tied a season and career best with five assists. He also added seven rebounds.
  • Notre Dame had five players in double figures, led by Jerian Grant, who had a game-high 19 points. Scott Martin (12), Jack Cooley (11) and Pat Connaughton (10) also finished in double digits with Cooley’s game-high eight rebounds leading all players.

NEXT UP

  • The Bearcats will be back in action on Sat., Jan. 12 when they travel to Rutgers to take on the Scarlet Knights at 8 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Network and will be available locally on FOX Sports Ohio.  It can also be heard on 700 WLW.

 

 

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