Postgame Notes: St. John's

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Feb. 8, 2012

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Feb. 8, 2012

Cincinnati (17-7, 7-4 BIG EAST) 76, St. John’s (10-14, 4-8 BIG EAST) 54
Game 24 ▪ Madison Square Garden ▪ New York, N.Y. ▪ Att: 7,618

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • St. John’s: 1 Phil Greene (G), 4 Moe Harkless (F), 11 D’Angelo Harrison (G), 15 Sir’Dominic Pointer (F), 22 Amir Garrett (F)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Wright (12 pts., 10 reb., 4 stl.) | Kilpatrick (14 pts., 5 reb., 4 ast.) | Jackson (14 pts., 2 blk., 2 stl.) | Wright (11 pts., 4 ast.) | Gates (11 pts., 6 reb.)
  • St. John’s: Harrison (15 pts.) | Greene (8 pts., 5 reb.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • The Bearcats have won 10 of the last 13 road contests and eight of 10 BIG EAST road contests dating to last season.
  • UC has won 12 of the last 17 BIG EAST games.
  • The win snapped a two-game road losing streak.
  • Cincinnati is now 7-8 all-time against St. John’s all-time, including 5-5 against the Red Storm as members of the BIG EAST.
  • UC led 30-19 at halftime.
  • The 19 first-half points for St. John’s were the fewest in any half by a BIG EAST opponent against the Bearcats this season.
  • The 54 points allowed is a BIG EAST season low for UC.
  • Cincinnati’s 22-point win was the largest margin of victory in a BIG EAST game since a 69-47 win against Georgetown on March 5, 2011 in Fifth Third Arena.
  • UC’s largest margin of victory in a BIG EAST road game is 23 points in a 62-39 win at West Virginia on Jan. 30, 2008 (22 points tonight).
  • Cincinnati shot .517 (31-of-60) from the floor, a BIG EAST season high.
  • UC outrebounded the Red Storm, 49-29. Its 49 rebounds are a season high and the most since grabbing 54 against Louisville on March 10, 2010 in the BIG EAST Tournament.
  • The +20 rebounding margin was UC’s highest of the season and the most since March 10, 2010 against Louisville.
  • The Bearcats forced 11 turnovers and have forced 246 over the last 16 games (15.4 per game).
  • UC has forced double-digit turnovers in 22 of 24 games this season.
  • The Bearcats posted 11 steals, the eighth time in 11 BIG EAST games that UC has posted 10 or more steals.
  • UC recorded eight blocks and now has 109 on the season (4.5 per game), the second-most in the Mick Cronin era (129 in 2010-11).
  • Eleven different Bearcats scored against St. John’s, a season high.
  • Cincinnati knocked down seven three-pointers and has hit 146 three-pointers over the last 16 games (9.1 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • The Bearcats have held 19 of 24 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 60.1 points through 24 games this season, which is third in the league.
     

     

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Cashmere Wright recorded his first double-double of the season and the second of his career with 12 points and a career-best 10 rebounds. He added three assists and four steals. He has 64 assists and 23 turnovers over his last 14 games (2.8-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio). Wright has 27 steals in 11 BIG EAST games, an average of 2.5 per game.
  • Yancy Gates scored 14 points with nine rebounds, moving into 17th place on UC’s all-time scoring list with 1,335 career points. He passed Derrek Dickey (1,328).
  • Sean Kilpatrick scored 14 points with three three-pointers and eight rebounds. He has made a three-pointer in 23 straight games (2.9 per game during that span). He has knocked down a triple in 46 of his 59 career games and has scored in double figures in 21 of 24 games this season.
  • Dion Dixon scored 10 points – all in the first half – and moved into 30th on UC’s all-time scoring list with 1,125 career points. He passed Melvin Levitt (1,119), Bill Lambert (1,119), and George Wilson (1,124). Dixon has scored in double digits in 21 of 24 games this season.
  • Cheikh Mbodj scored four points with five rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots (10 total blocks in first 14 games of the season).
  • Jeremiah Davis III scored eight points in 12 minutes off the bench, knocking down a pair of three-pointers. He had missed his previous seven three-point attempts before going 2-for-2 against St. John’s.
  • Alex Eppensteiner saw his first action since the Chicago State game on Dec. 23. He appeared in his third career BIG EAST game.

    NEXT GAME

  • The Bearcats wrap up a two-game road trip at Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. on ESPNU.

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