UC is 303-66 all-time (.821) in Fifth Third Arena, now in its 23rd season.
The Bearcats have won nine of 10 games.
UC has won nine of the last 11 BIG EAST contests dating to the 2010-11 season.
The Bearcats are 4-1 in conference play for the first time since joining the league in 2005-06.
Cincinnati is now 2-6 all-time against Villanova, snapping a three-game losing streak against the Wildcats.
UC trailed 45-40 at the half.
The Bearcats tied a school record with just three turnovers (vs. Ohio State on 3/25/61 [NCAA Championship], vs. Louisville on 1/24/85, and vs. Boston on 3/15/02 [NCAA Tournament]).
UC had four players in double figures for the first time since the Radford game (Dec. 17): Dixon (22), Gates (16), Kilpatrick (14) and Wright (11).
The Bearcats forced 17 turnovers and have forced 177 over the last 10 games (17.7 per game).
UC entered the game ranked ninth nationally in turnover margin (+4.6). They were +14 today.
Cincinnati has hit 103 three-pointers over the last 10 games (10.3 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
UC shot 19-of-27 from the free throw line. The 19 made free throws are a season high and the most since knocking down 26 against USF on 3/9/11 (BIG EAST Tournament).
Cincinnati led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 58.8 points through 18 games this season, which is second in the league.
Maalik Wayns set a Fifth Third Arena opponent scoring record with 39 points (37 by Jermaine Guise, 11/17/93).
Dion Dixon matched a season-high, set last game at Georgetown, with 22 points. It marks his third 20-point outing of the season and the sixth of his career. He has scored in double figures in all but two contests in 2011-12 and has 55 career double-fgure scoring efforts. He tied a season-high with four three-pointers and has 44 points in the last two games. He moved into a tie for 43rd on UC's scoring list with 1,053 career points.
Yancy Gates moved into sole possession of 23rd place on UC's all-time scoring list after scoring 16 points with nine rebounds. He has 1,255 career points.
Sean Kilpatrick scored 14 points, his 16th double-figure scoring game of the season the 33rd of his career. He hit two three-pointers and has made a three-pointer in 17 straight games (2.9 per game during that span).
Cashmere Wright scored 11 points, his first double-figure effort in six games. He tallied a career-high six steals and posted five assists to just two turnovers.
Jaquon Parker scored seven points off the bench, including 1-of-2 from three-point range. He is shooting .577 (15-of-28) from three-point land this season.
Justin Jackson made the start and scored eight points, his largest output since scoring 11 against Chicago State on 12/23. He added three rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.
The Bearcats hit the road for a BIG EAST contest at Connecticut on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Tipoff is 7 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.