Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Marquette
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL
2012-13 POSTGAME NOTES 
No. 24 Cincinnati: 71 (16-3, 4-2 BIG EAST); No. 25 Marquette 69 (13-4, 4-1 BIG EAST) OT
January 19, 2013 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio // Attendance: 12,812

SERIES NOTES

  • Cincinnati leads the all-time series 27-19 overall and 15-7 in Cincinnati. UC has won the last two matchups and three of the last four against the Golden Eagles.                  

TEAM NOTES

  • UC Starters: Titus Rubles (G), Cheikh Mbodj (F), Jermaine Sanders (F), Sean Kilpatrick (G), JaQuon Parker (G). Tonight marked UC’s third different lineup of the season.
  • UC played its third game in the past eight days and will play its fourth game in 10 days at Syracuse on Monday inside the Carrier Dome.
  • Tonight’s attendance was 12,812, UC’s largest crowd at Fifth Third Arena this season. UC is averaging 8,056 fans per game through 12 home games, a 26.7 percent increase from 2011-12, when UC averaged 6,358 fans through 12 home contests.
  • UC has won 10 of its last 14 games against ranked opponents and is 2-1 against ranked foes this season.
  • UC is 11-1 this season when holding its opponents under 40 percent shooting. Marquette was 20-of-62 (32.3).
  • UC snapped a three-game losing streak on the home court at Fifth Third Arena, dating back to the New Mexico game on Dec. 27, 2012. The three losses were by a combined eight points.
  • It was UC's first overtime game of the season. UC is 51-50 all-time in overtime games, 11-4 at Fifth Third Arena, 8-7 under head coach Mick Cronin and 6-3 inside Fifth Third under Cronin in the extra period.
  • UC's last overtime contest was a 72-70 double overtime win over Georgetown on March 8, 2012 in the Bearcats opening game of the BIG EAST Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
  • UC's last overtime game in Fifth Third Arena was a 73-69 loss to Marshall on Nov. 25, 2011 and the Bearcats last overtime win at home before tonight was a 70-67 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 28, 2007.
  • UC had a 10-0 run over 2:55 to lead 25-9 with 3:50 left in the first half and closed out the opening 20 minutes on a 14-4 run to lead 29-13 at the break.
  • UC's 16-point halftime lead was the biggest for the team this season against a BIG EAST foe.
  • UC held Marquette to 13 points in the first half, the fewest allowed by the Bearcats under head coach Mick Cronin. The previous low was 14 against Alabama State (11/13/11).
  • After going 0-for-9 from behind the arc in the first half, Marquette was 8-for-16 (.500) in the second half.
  • Marquette's first lead of the night was 66-63 with 4:07 left in overtime. The Golden Eagles had trailed by 16 at the half, outscoring UC 53-34 over 20:53 after halftime to take the lead.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Sophomore Jermaine Sanders made his first career start.
  • Senior Cashmere Wright did not play, snapping a streak of 24 consecutive starts. Counting the Marquette game, Wright has played in 124 of a possible 126 career games. He did not play against Notre Dame as a redshirt freshman on Jan. 26, 2010, a span of 107 games.
  • Sean Kilpatrick played 41 minutes and netted a career high 36 points, including seven of UC's eight overtime points. He hit a running layup, the eventual game winner; with five seconds left in overtime to give UC the 71-69 win.
  • He was 11-of-23 from the field, knocked down five three pointers and finished 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Kilpatrick now has 1,214 career points, moving him into 28th place on UC's career scoring chart. He passed Rick Roberson (1967-69) who scored 1,196 points and now needs six points to pass LaZelle Durden (1993-95), who sits 27th with 1,219 points.
  • Kilpatrick has six 20-or more point games this season and 15 for his career.
  • Titus Rubles finished with 12 points, his sixth career double-figure scoring game. He was 10-for-12 from the free-throw line, setting a career high. His previous best was three free-throws made on five separate occasions. Rubles finished with 10 rebounds, one off his career high of 11. It was his first career double-double.
  • JaQuon Parker tied a season high with five assists, matching his total from the NC A&T game (11/18/12). He also added seven points and eight rebounds.
  • David Nyarsuk finished with four blocks, one off his career high of five. It was his fourth career game with three or more stuffs.

NEXT UP

  • The Bearcats play their fourth game in 10 days on Monday, Jan. 21, heading to the Carrier Dome to take on No. 6 Syracuse. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by ESPN and broadcast on the radio by 700 WLW AM.