2007-08 Cincinnati Men's Basketball
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POSTGAME NOTES

No. 15/16 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

January 19, 2008

Cincinnati, OH - Fifth Third Arena

 

Pittsburgh (15-3, 3-2 BIG EAST)           59

Cincinnati (9-9, 4-2 BIG EAST)              62

 

 

THE SERIES

·         Cincinnati leads 7-3

·         The Bearcats snapped a two-game losing streak to the Panthers.

 

 

GAME NOTES

·         The win is the first for Cincinnati over a Top 25 team since last Saturday's 69-66 win over Villanova.  UC is 2-2 against Top 25 teams this season.

·         Cincinnati jumped out to an 18-10 in the first nine minutes of the game, but saw their lead disappear over the next five minutes as Pittsburgh went on a 12-2 run and took a 22-20 lead.

·         Senior guard Jamual Warren help UC out-rebound Pittsburgh in the first half, 18-16, pulling down five boards.

·         Senior center Adam Hrycaniuk led Cincinnati in scoring during the first half with six points.

·         After hitting six of their first 11 shots to start the game, the Bearcats hit 4-of-14 (.285) the rest of the first half to finish 10-of-25 (.400).

·         Pittsburgh shot .176 (3-17) from the 3-point line, after shooting over 36% as a team thus far this season.

·         With the game tied at 40-40 and 9:48 remaining in the game, Cincinnati went on a 13-0 run over the next 3:16 to take over the lead. Adam Hrycaniuk keyed the run with a pair of tip-ins.

·         Cincinnati held the Panthers without a field goal from 11:41 to 4:05, a stretch of 7:36.

·         The Bearcats shot .465 from the field (20-43), the second-best shooting pct. of the season (.469 at Louisville).

·         UC is now 8-0 when leading with 5 minutes left this season and 17-3 under Cronin.

·         The Bearcats have doubled their BIG EAST victory total from 2006-07 with their fourth conference victory.

·         The 4-2 start in BIG EAST play is UC's best in the three years of conference affiliation (the 2005-06 team was 3-3 through six games). 

·         UC had not beaten Pittsburgh as a member of the BIG EAST until today.