Men's Basketball |
Jan. 10, 2010
2009-10 CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
Cincinnati at Seton Hall l Jan. 9, 2010
Prudential Center – Newark, N.J.
• Records: Cincinnati - 11-5; 2-2 BIG EAST; Seton Hall – 10-5; 1-3 BIG EAST.
• The Pirates hit their free throws in the final minute to close out the 83-76 win over the Bearcats.
• With the win, Seton Hall has now won three straight over Cincinnati and the Pirates now lead the all-time series 6-5.
• UC shot 52.6 percent (30-of-57) from the floor, which is the second straight game that UC has shot over 50 percent from the floor. Seton Hall shot 50 percent (28-of-56) from the field, marking the first time this season that a team has shot 50 percent from the floor against the Bearcats.
• The Pirates connected on 21-of-24 attempts from the free throw line compared to just 9-of-11 attempts for the Bearcats. The 81.8 free throw percentage for Cincinnati is its highest of the season.
• UC fell to 10-2 on the season when outrebounding its opponent. The Bearcats outrebounded the Pirates 34-22.
• After scoring 56 bench points in a win over Cal State Bakersfield, UC’s bench contributed just 19 points against Seton Hall. The Pirates outscored UC 24-12 in points off turnovers.
• Trailing 74-62 with 3:52 left in the game, UC made one last surge as a freshman Cashmere Wright lay-up cut the deficit to five with 2:15 remaining, before a senior Deonta Vaughn trey made it 76-72 with 1:07 to play.
• An 8-0 Pirates spurt to midway through the second half gave SHU its largest lead of the contest, 68-53, with 8:07 remaining in regulation.
• A sophomore Yancy Gates dunk gave the Bearcats its largest lead of the game, 26-14, with 11:13 left in the opening half, but Seton Hall outscored Cincinnati 25-4 over the final 11:13 to take a 39-30 lead into the intermission.
• Cincinnati connected on six of its first seven attempts from the floor, including a trio of three-pointers by Vaughn, to take a 17-9 lead with 15:37 left in the first half.
• Vaughn finished with a game-high 20 points, his first 20-point scoring effort of the season. Vaughn also hit a season-best six 3-pointers.
• With his 20 points and 35 minutes played, Vaughn moved past Louis Banks for seventh on UC’s all-time scoring list and into third on UC’s career minutes played chart. Vaughn also moved into third on UC’s career starts list making his 105th career start.
• Vaughn has made 18 of his last 32 (56.3 percent) 3-point field goals over the last six games compared to 25.8 percent (16-of-62) shooting from three over his first 10 games.
• Freshman Lance Stephenson added 15 points and has now scored in double-figures in all four of Cincinnati’s BIG EAST games.
• Gates added 14 points and five rebounds, while junior Ibrahima Thomas scored 10 points and also grabbed five rebounds.
• Stephenson and Gates combined to score Cincinnati’s first 10 points out of halftime.
• Vaughn led UC out of the gates and scored nine of UC’s first 17 points.