Cincinnati-Connecticut Postgame Notes|
Feb. 27, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
POSTGAME NOTES: Cincinnati vs. Connecticut
Feb. 27, 2011 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Cincinnati, Ohio
· Cincinnati: 22-7, 9-7 BIG EAST Conference
· Connecticut: 21-7, 9-7 BIG EAST Conference
· Connecticut leads 5-2, 3-1 in Cincinnati
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.