Cincinnati-Georgetown Postgame Notes


March 5, 2011

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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.