Postgame Notes: Texas
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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
March 16, 2012

No. 6 Cincinnati (25-10) 65, No. 11 Texas (20-14) 59
NCAA Championship Second Round ▪ East Region
Game 35 ▪ Bridgestone Arena ▪ Nashville, Tenn.

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • Texas: 0 Julien Lewis (G), 10 Jonathan Holmes (F), 12 Myck Kabongo (G), 14 J'Covan Brown (G), 53 Clint Chapman (F)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Gates (15 pts., 10 reb., 3 blk.) | Parker (13 pts., 6 reb., 3 ast.) | Dixon (12 pts.) | Wright (11 pts., 6 rebs., 5 ast.)
  • Texas: Brown (19 pts., 6 ast.) | Chapman (10 pts., 14 reb., 4 blk.) | Lewis (14 pts.) | McClellan (10 pts.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • Cincinnati is making is second straight NCAA appearance and its 26th all-time.
  • The Bearcats improve to 42-24 all-time in NCAA Tournament games.
  • UC has advanced to the round of 32 in each of the past two seasons, defeating a team from the Big 12 Conference each time (Missouri in 2011, Texas in 2012).
  • The Bearcats have won their first game of the NCAA Tournament in 14 of the last 16 trips.
  • Cincinnati is 8-1 all-time against Big 12 opponents in NCAA Tournament play (0-1 vs. Iowa St., 1-0 vs. Kansas, 2-1 vs. Kansas St., 1-0 vs. Missouri, 2-0 vs. Texas, 1-0 vs. Texas A&M, 1-0 vs. Texas Tech).
  • Mick Cronin is now 2-3 all-time as a head coach in the NCAA Tournament (2-1 at Cincinnati, 0-2 at Murray State).
  • UC has back-to-back 25-win seasons for the first time since the 2003-04 (25-7) and 2004-05 (25-8) seasons.
  • The Bearcats have won 10 of the last 13 games, including four against ranked foes.
  • Cincinnati is 2-0 all-time against Texas, with both wins coming in NCAA Tournament games (W, 73-68 on 3/15/63).
  • The Bearcats led 31-17 at halftime.
  • Texas' 17 points in the first half were the third-fewest first-half points allowed by UC this season (14 by Alabama State, 16 by Northwestern St.).
  • The Bearcats forced 11 turnovers and have forced 377 over the last 27 games (14.0 per game).
  • UC has forced 10 or more turnovers in 30 of 35 games this season.
  • Cincinnati knocked down three three-pointers and has hit 205 three-pointers over the last 27 games (7.6 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • Cincinnati's 246 three-point field goals are second-most in a single season in school history (253 in 1993-94).
  • The Bearcats have held 28 of 35 opponents under 70 points this season and 17 under 60.
  • UC's 280 steals in 2011-12 is fifth-most in single-season school history (4th - 286 in 1990-91).
  • With the win, Cincinnati becomes one of nine programs in the NCAA Tournament to post 10 wins in football and 25 wins in men's basketball in 2011-12 (Michigan would become 10th team with a win tonight).

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Yancy Gates recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and a season-high three blocked shots. He became the sixth UC player in school history to amass 1,400 points and 900 rebounds in his career (Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman, Robert Miller, Dwight Jones, Jason Maxiell). His 130 career games played is tied with Darnell Burton for fifth in school history.
  • Cashmere Wright scored 11 points, his 18th double-digit scoring effort of the season and added five assists. He has 111 assists and 48 turnovers over his last 25 games (2.3-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio).
  • Sean Kilpatrick scored eight points with a career-high six assists and has knocked down a three-pointer in 33 of 35 games this season. He has hit a triple in 56 of his 70 career games and has scored in double-figures in 27 of 35 games this season. Kilpatrick has played 1,204 minutes this season, tied for third in single-season school history (Kenny Satterfield, 2000-01).
  • Dion Dixon played in his 135th career game, tying Steve Logan for the most in school history. He has played 1,193 minutes in 2011-12, the sixth-most in a single season in UC history. Dixon scored 12 points, his 29th double-digit scoring game this season and the 68th of his career.

    NEXT GAME

  • UC will take on the winner of the No. 3-seed Florida State/No. 14-seed St. Bonaventure game on Sunday in Nashville.