Postgame Notes: Florida State
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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
March 18, 2012

No. 6 Cincinnati (26-10) 62, No. 3 Florida State (25-10) 56
NCAA Championship Third Round
Game 36 ▪ 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)
  • Florida State: 1 Xavier Gibson (F), 3 Luke Loucks (G), 4 Deividas Dulkys (G), 5 Bernard James (F), 21 Michael Snaer (G)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (18 pts., 6 reb.) | Dixon (15 pts., 3 stl.) | Gates (10 pts., 5 reb.) | Wright (5 pts., 5 rebs., 6 ast., 5 stl.) | Parker (9 pts., 11 reb.)
  • Florida State: Loucks (14 pts., 4 ast.) | James (12 pts., 5 reb., 3 blk.) | Snaer (11 pts.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • Cincinnati is making is second straight NCAA appearance and its 26th all-time.
  • The Bearcats improve to 43-24 all-time in NCAA Tournament games.
  • Cincinnati advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
  • 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.
  • UC is 16-22 all-time against Florida State.
  • Cincinnati is 3-1 all-time against ACC opponents in NCAA Tournament play (0-1 vs. North Carolina, 1-0 vs. Virginia, 1-0 vs. Georgia Tech, 1-0 vs. Florida State).
  • Mick Croninis now 3-3 all-time as a head coach in the NCAA Tournament (3-1 at Cincinnati, 0-2 at Murray State).
  • Cronin moved into a tie with two-time national champion head coach Ed Jucker (113-28) for fifth on UC's all-time wins list (113-87).
  • 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 11 of the last 14 games, including five against ranked foes.
  • UC has won eight games against ranked opponents this season (8-3), including its last five (No. 17 Louisville, No. 8 Marquette, No. 13 Georgetown, No. 2 Syracuse, No. 10 Florida State). Florida State entered the game ranked No. 10/12 in the nation.
  • The Bearcats trailed 26-25 at halftime.
  • Cincinnati has outrebounded its two NCAA opponents, 73-65.
  • The Bearcats forced 17 turnovers and have forced 394 over the last 28 games (14.1 per game).
  • UC has forced 10 or more turnovers in 31 of 36 games this season.
  • Cincinnati knocked down five three-pointers and has hit 210 three-pointers over the last 28 games (7.5 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • Cincinnati's 249 three-point field goals are second-most in a single season in school history (253 in 1993-94).
  • UC knocked down 19-of-23 free throws (.826), its most makes since draining 21 against Providence on Feb. 15 and its best percentage since hitting 6-of-7 (.857) at USF on February 26.
  • The Bearcats have held 29 of 36 opponents under 70 points this season and 18 under 60.
  • UC has held each of its last three opponents under 60 points.
  • Cincinnati's 160 blocked shots are fifth in single-season school history and the most since the 2005-06 team posted 193 blocks.
  • UC's 293 steals in 2011-12 is fourth-most in single-season school history (3rd - 305 in 1989-90).

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Yancy Gatesscored 10 points with five rebounds. He is 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 131 career games played is tied with Keith Gregor for fourth in school history. He passed Jason Maxiell (908) for ninth place on UC's all-time rebounding list with 911 career caroms.
  • Cashmere Wrightscored five points with five rebounds, six assists, and five steals. He improved upon his single-season school record for steals and now has 74 thefts in 2011-12. Wright has 117 assists and 50 turnovers over his last 26 games (2.3-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio).
  • Sean Kilpatrick scored a game-high 18 points and has knocked down a three-pointer in 34 of 36 games this season. He has hit a triple in 57 of his 71 career games and has scored in double-figures in 28 of 36 games this season. Kilpatrick has played 1,241 minutes this season, second in single-season school history (1st - Andre Tate, 1,312, 1989-90). His 513 points are second-most in a single season under Mick Cronin (Deonta Vaughn, 554, 2007-08).
  • Dion Dixon played in his 136th career game, passing Steve Logan (135) for the most in school history. He has played 1,227 minutes in 2011-12, the third-most in a single season in UC history. Dixon scored 15 points, his 30th double-digit scoring game this season and the 69th of his career. His 473 points this season are the fourth-most in a single season under Mick Cronin.
  • Jaquon Parkerscored nine points with a career-high 11 rebounds. He is averaging 10.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game over the last five contests.

    NEXT GAME

  • UC will take on No. 2 seed Ohio State in the East Regional semifinal in TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Thursday, March 22, at approx. 9:45 p.m. ET