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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL

POSTGAME NOTES: Cincinnati vs. Connecticut

Feb. 27, 2011 Fifth Third Arena Cincinnati, Ohio

RECORDS

·         Cincinnati: 22-7, 9-7 BIG EAST Conference

·         Connecticut: 21-7, 9-7 BIG EAST Conference

SERIES

·         Connecticut leads 5-2, 3-1 in Cincinnati

TEAM NOTES

·         UC started Cashemere Wright, Larry Davis, Rashad Bishop, Darnell Wilks, and Yancy Gates, it’s seventh different lineup of the 2010-11 season.

·         UC is 0-7 in games when it trails at halftime.

·         UC took its first lead of the game at 33-32 with 16:37 left in the second half.

·         Sunday’s attendance was 11,246 the fourth-largest crowd in Fifth Third Arena this season.

·         Connecticut’s 10 three-pointers made was a season high for a UC opponent. The Huskies were 10-of-19 from behind the arc (.526).

·         UC’s three three-pointers made were its fewest since hitting three at DePaul on Feb. 8, 2011.

·         UC won the battle of the boards 29-25, including an 11-8 edge on the offensive glass.

·         UC converted those 11 offensive rebounds into 17 second-chance points.

·         The Bearcats outscored the Huskies in the paint by a 32-18 margin.

·         UC converted 15 UConn turnovers into 20 points.

·         UC brought the deficit down to six, 49-43, with 9:21 left. From there, UConn’s Kemba Walker outscored UC 7-2 over the next two minutes to put UConn up 56-45 with 7:37 left.

·         UConn led by as many as 13, 60-47, with 4:51 left and held on for the eight-point win.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

·         Yancy Gates returned to the starting lineup after coming off the bench in the past six games.

·         Gates finished with a team-high 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

·         Rashad Bishop and Sean Kilpatrick each finished with 11 points for UC.

·         UConn’s Jeremy Lamb had a game-high 17 points, including a game-high three triples.

·         Kemba Walker (16), Roscoe Smith (11), and Shabazz Napier (11) also found double digits for the Huskies.

·         Walker, the ninth-leading scorer in the country (23.0 ppg), had only five points in the first half and had a 5-for-11 shooting night.

HALFTIME

·         Connecticut never trailed in the half and led 30-27 at the break.

·         The Huskies were 6-of-11 (.545) from behind the arc in the first half.

·         Lamb and Smith had eight points apiece for UConn and Dixon had seven for UC.