Postgame Notes: Marquette
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Feb. 29, 2012

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Feb. 29, 2012

Cincinnati (21-9, 11-6 BIG EAST) 72, No. 8/7 Marquette (24-6, 13-4 BIG EAST) 61
Game 30 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Cincinnati, Ohio ▪ Att: 11,316

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • Marquette: 0 Jamil Wilson (F), 1 Darius Johnson-Odom (G), 2 Vander Blue (G), 5 Junior Cadougan (G), 32 Jae Crowder (F)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Parker (28 pts., 7 reb.) | Dixon (21 pts., 4 stl.) | Gates (6 pts., 13 reb.)
  • Marquette: Crowder (17 pts., 12 reb.) | Johnson-Odom (18 pts., 7 reb.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • The Bearcats are 308-67 (.821) in games played in Fifth Third Arena since the building opened in 1989-90 (now in 23rd season).
  • Under Mick Cronin, UC is 71-31 in Fifth Third Arena (.696).
  • UC's win was its first against an opponent ranked in the Top 8 since a 101-80 win against No. 4 Louisville on Feb. 23, 2003 in Fifth Third Arena.
  • The Bearcats are now 26-25 all-time against ranked opponents in Fifth Third Arena.
  • The win marked Cincinnati's fifth against a ranked opponent this season (No. 22 Pittsburgh, No. 11 Georgetown, No. 13 Connecticut, No. 17 Louisville, No. 7 Marquette), the most in a single season in the Cronin era.
  • Cincinnati is now 6-10 all-time against teams ranked No. 7 in the coaches poll.
  • UC has won 16 of its last 23 BIG EAST games.
  • Cincinnati leads the all-time series against Marquette, 26-19, and has won two of the last three contests against the Golden Eagles.
  • The win gives UC 11 conference victories for the second straight season after posting an 11-7 mark in conference play last year.
  • The Bearcats are now 8-4 in the last 12 games against ranked opponents, including a 5-3 mark this season.
  • Cincinnati is 6-2 this season after a loss.
  • UC trailed 42-26 at halftime.
  • The Bearcats forced 17 turnovers and have forced 313 over the last 22 games (14.2 per game).
  • UC has forced 10 or more turnovers in 25 of 30 games this season.
  • The Bearcats committed just seven turnovers after turning it over 14 times against Marquette on Feb. 11.
  • Cincinnati knocked down four three-pointers and has hit 180 three-pointers over the last 22 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 24 of 30 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 60.8 points through 29 games this season, which is fourth in the league.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Jaquon Parker scored a career-high 28 points with seven rebounds. His previous career high was 21 points at Pittsburgh on Jan. 1, 2012.
  • Yancy Gates scored six points and moved past Bobby Austin (1,385) on UC's career scoring list with 1,387 points. He tied a season high with 13 rebounds and now has 866 career rebounds, three behind Kenyon Martin (869) for 13th place on UC's career rebounding list.
  • Justin Jackson scored six points with four rebounds and seven blocked shots. His seven blocks are tied for 10th in UC's single-game history.
  • Sean Kilpatrick scored nine points and has knocked down a three-pointer in 28 of 30 games this season. He has hit a triple in 51 of his 65 career games.
  • Cashmere Wright dished out four assists with two turnovers and has 86 assists and 36 turnovers over his last 20 games (2.4-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio).
  • Dion Dixon scored 21 points, one shy of his season high, and tied a career-high with four steals.

    NEXT GAME

  • UC closes out the regular season at Villanova on Saturday, March 3. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.