Jan. 10, 2012
Final Stats |
2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Jan. 9, 2012
Cincinnati (13-4, 3-1 BIG EAST) 68, No. 11/11 Georgetown (13-3, 3-2 BIG EAST) 64
Game 17 ▪ Verizon Center ▪ Washington, D.C. ▪ Att: 7,877
Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
Georgetown: 1 Hollis Thompson (F), 5 Markel Starks (G), 14 Henry Sims (C), 21 Jason Clark (G), 34 Nate Lubick (F)
Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (27 pts., 4 stl.) | Dixon (22 pts., 4 stl.)
Georgetown: Thompson (14 pts.) | Clark (14 pts.) | Starks (10 pts.) | Sims (10 pts.)
The Bearcats have won eight of nine games and have won six straight BIG EAST road games dating to last season.
UC has won eight of the last 10 BIG EAST contests.
The Bearcats are 3-1 in conference play for the second straight season.
Cincinnati is now 6-4 all-time against Georgetown and have won three straight against the Hoyas.
In the last three wins by UC over Georgetown, the Hoyas have been ranked No. 11 (58-46, 2/23/11), No. 17 (69-47, 3/5/11), and No. 11 (68-64, 1/9/12).
Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin won his 100th game at UC. He is 100-81 at Cincinnati.
The Bearcats have won two straight against ranked opponents on the road (at No. 22/22 Pittsburgh on Jan. 1, at No. 11/11 Georgetown).
UC led 34-32 at the half.
The Bearcats forced 17 turnovers and have forced 160 over the last nine games (17.8 per game).
Cincinnati has hit 94 three-pointers over the last nine games (10.4 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
Georgetown shot .591 from the floor, the highest for an opponent this season and the highest since Pittsburgh shot .674 on 2/14/09.
Cincinnati led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 57.6 points through 17 games this season, which again leads the league.
Sean Kilpatrick scored a career-high 27 points, his 15th double-figure scoring game of the season and his fifth 20-point effort. He hit three three-pointers and has made a three-pointer in 16 straight games (3.0 per game during that span). He averaged 24.0 points over the last two games.
Dion Dixon scored a season-high 22 points, one shy of his career high (23 vs. Miami (OH), 12/21/10). He has 15 double-figure scoring efforts this season and 55 in his career and has scored 20 or more for the second time this season and fifth time in his career. He matched a career high with four steals. Dixon moved into 44th place on UC's all-time scoring list with 1,031 career points (Field Williams, 1,030).
Yancy Gates moved into sole possession of 24th place on UC's all-time scoring list after scoring eight points with seven rebounds. He has 1,239 career points.
Cincinnati returns to Fifth Third Arena for a noon tipoff against Villanova on Saturday, Jan. 14. The game will be televised on the BIG EAST Network.