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March 5, 2011
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
POSTGAME NOTES: Cincinnati 69, No. 17/17 Georgetown 47
March 5, 2011 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Cincinnati, Ohio
· Cincinnati: 24-7, 11-7 BIG EAST Conference
· Georgetown: 21-9, 10-8 BIG EAST Conference
· Georgetown leads 5-4, Cincinnati leads 2-1 at Fifth Third Arena
· UC celebrated senior night on Saturday, honoring Rashad Bishop, Larry Davis, Anthony McClain, Ibrahima Thomas, Eddie Tyree, and Darnell Wilks during pregame ceremonies.
· Saturday’s crowd of 12,197 was the third-largest of the season.
· UC’s 24 wins are its most since 2004-05, while its 11 BIG EAST Conference wins are the school’s most since joining the league in 2005-06.
· UC trailed by 8 early, 12-4 with 13:18 left in the first half. From there, the Bearcats went on a 12-3 run to lead 16-15 with 8:29 left.
· The Bearcats pushed the lead to 10 early in the second half, 34-24, with 18:06 left. Georgetown pulled it to within three at 39-36 with 10:48 left, before UC went on a 30-12 run to put the game away.
· UC was 24-of-30 from the free-throw line, and knocked down nine three pointers.
· UC’s bench outscored Georgetown by a 30-3 margin.
· UC shot 42.9 percent (18-of-42) from the field, and held Georgetown, the No. 8 shooting team in the country, to a 32.1 (17-of-53) shooting percentage.
· Georgetown’s Austin Freeman led all players with 21 points.
· Rashad Bishop and Darnell Wilks tied for the game lead with six rebounds apiece.
· Dion Dixon led UC with 14 points.
· Yancy Gates (13) and Sean Kilpatrick (13) also found double digits.
· Kilpatrick knocked down a game-high three pointers off the bench.
· Gates was 10-for-10 from the charity stripe and Dixon was 6-for-8.
· Gates also added five rebounds.
· Alex Eppensteiner scored his first-career field goal at UC on a reverse layup late in the game.
· Cincinnati led 30-24 at the half, closing on a 11-6 run.
· Gates banked a three-pointer off the glass as time expired.
· Dion Dixon had 10 points in the half while Austin Freeman led the Hoyas with 9.