Postgame Notes: Georgetown
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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

STARTERS

  • 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)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (27 pts., 4 stl.) | Dixon (22 pts., 4 stl.)
  • Georgetown: Thompson (14 pts.) | Clark (14 pts.) | Starks (10 pts.) | Sims (10 pts.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • 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.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • 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.

    NEXT GAME

  • 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.