Postgame Notes: DePaul
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Feb. 4, 2012

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Feb. 4, 2012

Cincinnati (16-7, 6-4 BIG EAST) 74, DePaul (11-11, 2-8 BIG EAST) 66
Game 23 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Cincinnati, Ohio ▪ Att: 10,450

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • DePaul: 12 Cleveland Melvin (F), 20 Brandon Young (G), 21 Jamee Crockett (F), 32 Charles McKinney (G), 33 Krys Faber (C)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Dixon (16 pts., 8-for-8 FT) | Kilpatrick (16 pts., 5 reb., 4 ast.) | Jackson (14 pts., 2 blk., 2 stl.) | Wright (11 pts., 4 ast.) | Gates (11 pts., 6 reb.)
  • DePaul: Melvin (18 pts., 11 reb.) | Crockett (17 pts., 6 reb.) | Young (9 pts., 7 ast.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • UC is 304-67 (.819) all-time in games played in Fifth Third Arena (now in its 23rd season).
  • Cincinnati is 67-31 in Fifth Third Arena under Mick Cronin.
  • The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bearcats.
  • Cincinnati is now 34-15 all-time against DePaul and has won four straight against the Blue Demons.
  • UC trailed 38-36 at halftime.
  • The Bearcats forced 18 turnovers and have forced 235 over the last 15 games (15.7 per game).
  • UC has forced double-digit turnovers in 21 of 23 games this season.
  • The Bearcats posted 10 steals, the seventh time in 10 BIG EAST games that UC has posted 10 or more steals.
  • Five Bearcats scored in double figures (Dixon, Kilpatrick, Jackson, Gates, Wright) for the first time since Jan. 18 at Connecticut.
  • UC hit just three three-pointers, its lowest output since knocking down one at Xavier on Dec. 10.
  • Cincinnati has hit 139 three-pointers over the last 15 games (8.2 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • The Bearcats have held 18 of 23 opponents under 70 points this season.
  • Cincinnati led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 60.4 points through 23 games this season, which is third in the league.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Justin Jackson scored a career-high 14 points to go with four rebounds, two steals, and two blocks off the bench.
  • Yancy Gates scored 11 points with six rebounds, moving into 18th place on UC’s all-time scoring list with 1,321 career points. He passed Damon Flint (1,316), Leonard Stokes (1,318), and Levertis Robinson (1,320).
  • Dion Dixon scored 16 points and tied a career high with eight free throws made. He has scored in double digits in 20 of 23 games this season.
  • Sean Kilpatrick scored 16 points with two three-pointers. He has made a three-pointer in 22 straight games (2.9 per game during that span). He has knocked down a triple in 45 of his 58 career games and has scored in double figures in 20 of 23 games this season.
  • Cashmere Wright scored 11 points and added four assists with zero turnovers. He has 61 assists and 19 turnovers over his last 13 games (3.2-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio).

    NEXT GAME

  • The Bearcats open a two-game road swing at St. John’s on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.