Nov. 11, 2012
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
2012 POSTGAME NOTES
Cincinnati: 80 (1-0), UT Martin: 57 (0-2)
November 11, 2012 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio
- UC leads the all-time series 3-0 with all three victories coming in Cincinnati.
- UC moved to 91-21 all-time in season openers, with an 80-10 mark at home.
- With the win, UC has won 32 of its last 35 regular-season non-conference home games.
- The Bearcats are 55-21 against non-league foes, 45-8 versus non-conference opponents and 18-2 against them over the past two seasons, all under Head Coach Mick Cronin.
- Cronin moved into sole possession of fifth place on the UC career coaching wins chart with 114. He was tied with Ed Jucker at 113 entering the 2012-13 season.
- UC led 43-17 at the half on the strength of a 48.5 percent shooting performance (16-of-33) in the first half. UC added five triples and had 12 assists on 16 made buckets.
- UT Martin's 17 points in the opening stanza was the fewest for a UC opponent in a half since Alabama State scored 14 in the season opener a year ago (11/13/11).
- UC pushed its 26-point halftime lead to as many as 36, 74-38 with 6:40 to go in the game.
- The Bearcats defense held UT Martin to 57 points, under its 61.5 ppg average from a year ago.
- UTM shot at a 28.4 percent clip Sunday (19-of-67) and UC held a 27-20 advantage on the defensive glass. UC was 15-1 in 2011-12 when holding its opponent below 40% from the field.
- UC drained nine three pointers among its 80 total points. UC was 16-2 a year ago when scoring 70 or more points and 14-2 when hitting eight or more three pointers.
- The Bearcats held a 36-18 advantage in the paint, got 30 points from the bench and poured in 14 fast-break points.
- UC had 10 blocked shots in the game, matching the squad's season high from a year ago, and a mark UC has hit only four times over the past five seasons.
- Eleven players scored for UC in the opener.
- UC continues a four-game homestand to open the season on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. ET, taking on Mississippi Valley State inside Fifth Third Arena. The game will be available exclusively online through ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app and air on 700 WLW AM.