Men's Basketball |
Jan. 13, 2010
2009-10 CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
Cincinnati at St. John’s l Jan. 13, 2010
Madison Square Garden – New York, N.Y.
• Records: Cincinnati - 11-6; 2-3 BIG EAST; St. John’s – 11-5; 1-3 BIG EAST.
• A sophomore Yancy Gates lay-up with 1:31 to play put UC ahead, 50-47, but Cincinnati went scoreless from that point on and the Red Storm went on a 5-0 run to defeat the Bearcats, 52-50.
• St. John’s snapped its three-game losing skid to St. John’s and the Red Storm now lead the all-time series, 6-5.
• The loss was Cincinnati’s first this season when holding its opponent under 60 points.
• Cincinnati shot 55 percent (11-20) from the field in the second half, while holding St. John’s to 29.6 percent (8-of-27) shooting. For the game, the Bearcats shot 42.6 percent (20-of-47) and the Red Storm made 35.3 (18-of-51) percent of its shots.
• UC finished 0-12 from three compared to 5-of-18 shooting from deep by STJ. The last time Cincinnati failed to make a three in a game was on March 3, 2002, against Memphis.
• The Bearcats fell to 10-3 on the season when outrebounding its opponents. Cincinnati outrebounded St. John’s 41-28.
• The Bearcats committed a season-high 21 turnovers. Cincinnati’s previous high for turnovers were 18.
• Both teams struggled from the free throw line as Cincinnati shot 55.6 percent (10-of-18) and St. John’s shot 55.0 percent (11-of-20).
• A 7-2 St. John’s run over a 1:07 stretch in the second half gave the Red Storm a 43-41 lead with 5:44 to play.
• Both teams struggled from behind-the-arc in the first half Cincinnati failed to connect on nine attempts, while St. John’s hit just 2-of-8 tries from three.
• UC held the Red Storm scoreless over the last 5:05 and went on a 6-0 run to take a 24-23 lead into the half.
• Cincinnati led throughout most of the first half until a 10-1 St. John’s run from the 7:42 mark to the 5:05 mark placed the Red Storm in front, 23-18.
• Gates played just 2:34 in the first half after picking up his second foul with 17:26 to play in the first half. Despite just playing 22 minutes, Gates scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.
• Senior Deonta Vaughn came into the game averaging 17.8 ppg in BIG EAST play, but did not score his first points until there was 6:38 remaining in the second half. Vaughn finished with four points and four steals.
• With his four steals, Vaughn moved past Tarrance Gibson for fifth on UC’s all-time steals list. Vaughn also made his 106th career start, tying him with Steve Logan for third in school history in career starts.
• Senior Steve Toyloy was extremely effective for Cincinnati off the bench scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds.
• Freshman Lance Stephenson scored seven points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out three assists. The seven points are Stephenson’s fewest in BIG EAST play this season and marked the first time in league play that he did not score in double digits.