Kilpatrick's 28 Paces No. 10 Men's Basketball Past Houston, 73-62

Feb. 15, 2014

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  1ST 2ND F
Rutgers Recap Logo 28 34 62
Cincinnati Recap Logo 29 44 73

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Cincinnati, Ohio • Fifth Third Arena
Attendance: 13,176

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CINCINNATI
 TEAM STATISTICS Rutgers Recap Logo
  Points 73 62
  FG Made-Attempted 28-55 24-45
  FG Percentage 50.9 53.3
  3FG Made/Attempted 5-15 5-16
  3FG Percentage 33.3 31.3
  FT Made-Attempted 12-15 9-10
  FT Percentage 80.0 90.0
  Rebounds 27 21
  Turnovers 4 13
  Assists 15 15
  Steals 9 3
  Blocks 2 1
TEAM LEADERS Rutgers Recap Logo
Kilpatrick (28) Points Knowles (11)
Jackson (5) Rebounds Thomas (6)
Kilpatrick (6) Assists Rose (5)
Rubles (2)
Jackson (2)
Steals Three tied (1)
Jackson (2) Blocks House (1)
 

CINCINNATI – Ge'Lawn Guyn (Lexington, Ky./South Kent Prep) knocked down three-pointers on consecutive possessions late in the second half to help lead the No. 10/11 University of Cincinnati men's basketball team to a 73-62 win over visiting Houston, Saturday inside a sold-out Fifth Third Arena.

Cincinnati (23-3, 12-1), averaging just under 11,000 (10,598) on the home court during conference play, extended its home win streak to 19 games. The Bearcats got a big lift from Guyn, turning a 61-58 lead into a 67-58 margin, at the time, UC's largest lead of the game.

Houston (12-13, 4-8 American), who has lost six of seven, was in it all the way in a game that featured six ties, 23 lead changes and neither team grabbing more than a six-point lead until the final minutes.

Guyn's triples came at the end of a 12-minute stretch that saw 19-straight UC points scored by seniors Justin Jackson (Cocoa Beach, Fla./Arlington Country Day) and Sean Kilpatrick (Yonkers, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep).

Kilpatrick found Jackson on a give-and-go that Jackson slammed home to make the score 59-57 with 5:12 left, giving the Bearcats a lead they would not relinquish. Kilpatrick sank four free throws in the final 70 seconds and fed Jackson for another thunderous dunk that closed out the scoring for the Bearcats.

Kilpatrick had a game-high 28 points, including an 8-for-9 mark from the charity stripe and six assists. Jackson finished with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Shaquille Thomas (Paterson, N.J./NIA Prep School) also found double figures, adding 11.

Danrad Knowles scored nine of his team-high 11 points in the first five minutes of the second half to lead the Cougars. Danuel House, L.J. Rose and TaShawn Thomas each added 10 while Thomas also grabbed six boards.

The Bearcats held a 29-28 edge at the break after closing the half on a 7-0 run with five of the seven coming from Kilpatrick. The first 20 minutes was a see-saw battle with seven lead changes and two ties. UC’s Jackson was limited to five minutes due to early foul trouble.

The Cougars came out hot, hitting six of their first nine shots, including 2-of-3 from behind the three-point line with six assists on the six made baskets. UC used an early 7-2 run to take a 14-13 lead with 11:19 to go.

A triple by UH's Morris at the 2:54 mark capped a 9-1 run for the Cougars that saw them lead 28-22 after the Bearcats missed four of five shots. It was UH's last points of the half as the Bearcats turned up the defensive pressure, forcing three missed shots and a turnover before starting their closing run to take the lead into the locker room.

UC heads on the road Tuesday to face UCF at 7 p.m. ET at CFE Arena. The Bearcats defeated the Knights inside Fifth Third Arena by a 69-51 margin on Jan. 23, 2014.