Jan. 30, 2013
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL
2012-13 POSTGAME NOTES
No. 24/23 Cincinnati: 62 (17-4, 5-3 BIG EAST); Rutgers 54 (12-8, 3-6 BIG EAST)
January 30, 2013 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio // Attendance: 11,024
- UC leads the overall series 13-4, including a 6-1 advantage in Cincinnati. The Bearcats have won six of the last seven meetings.
- The teams also met on Jan., 12, 2013 in Piscataway, N.J., when the Bearcats beat the Scarlet Knights 68-58.
- UC Starters: Cashmere Wright (G), Cheikh Mbodj (F), Justin Jackson (F), Sean Kilpatrick (G), JaQuon Parker (G). The same starting lineup started the first 15 games of the season for the Bearcats, going 13-2 in that span.
- Coaches from both teams were wearing sneakers as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer and Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend to help find a cure for cancer.
- The crowd of 11,024 was the second-largest crowd of the season.
- Rutgers led 30-22 at the break, marking the sixth time this season the Bearcats trailed at halftime. Cincinnati has amassed a 5-2 record when behind at the half.
- The Bearcats opened the second half on an 13-6 run, including back-to-back three-point baskets from Kilpatrick and Rubles. The run spanned 3:34 and brought Cincinnati to within 36-35 at the 14:49 mark.
- UC took its first lead of the game (42-40) on a layup by Kilpatrick with 11:07 remaining in the game.
- The Bearcats were down by as many as 10 in the second half.
- Cincinnati registered eight blocks on the night. UC was averaging 6.7 blocks/game entering the game, which would rank third in program history behind 2005 (6.85 bpg) and 2000 (6.76 bpg). It was the 10th time this season the Bearcats have tallied eight or more blocks in a game. UC is 10-0 when accomplishing the feat.
- UC ranked ninth in the nation in rebounding margin at +8.5 and recorded another +8 margin again vs. Rutgers.
- The Bearcats scored 13 fastbreak points compared to two for the Scarlet Knights.
- Rutgers committed 21 turnovers leading to 18 Cincinnati points.
- After starting the game shooting 1-for-10 (.010) from the floor, the Bearcats finished 17-for-38 (.450).
- Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points to lead all players. He has scored in double figures in 20 or 21 games this year and 66 games for his career.
- Kilpatrick now has 1,254 career points, moving him into 25th place on UC's career scoring chart. He passed Steve Collier (1975-78) who scored 1,252 points. He now needs three points to pass Jim Ard (1968-70), who sits 24th with 1,256 points.
- Cashmere Wright scores six points in the game to give him 1,181 career points. He currently sits in 30th place in the record book and needs only 16 points to move up to 29th place.
- Wright recorded three assists for a career total of 445 which puts him in fourth place. He will move into third place passing Steve Logan with 12 more assists. He also ranks third in career steals with 183 and has 126 career games played.
- Cheikh Mbodj finished with 10 points, two short of his career-high 12.
- Justin Jackson amassed six blocks, one shy of his career-high set on Feb. 29, 2012 against Marquette. It is his fifth game this season, and 15th of his career, with three or more blocks.
- The Bearcats will travel to South Orange, N.J., to take on Seton Hall on Sat., Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU and can be heard on 700 WLW.