Postgame Notes - Alabama State
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Nov. 13, 2011

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Nov. 13, 2011

No. 21/22 Cincinnati (1-0) 65, Alabama State (0-2) 40
Game 1 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Att: 4,624

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 5 Justin Jackson (F), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F)
  • Alabama State: 2 Luther Page (F), 4 Jeffrey Middlebrooks (G), 5 Ivory White (F), 20 Kenderek Washington (G), 24 Stephawn Brown (F)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Gates (15 pts., 11 reb.) | Kilpatrick (13 pts., 9 reb.) | Dixon (14 pts.) | Wright (10 pts.)
  • Alabama State: Washington (18 pts., 8 reb., 5 stl.) | Page (12 pts., 8 reb.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • UC is 6-1 in season openers under Mick Cronin
  • UC is 90-21 in season openers.
  • The Bearcats are 295-63 at Fifth Third Arena (23rd season).
  • This was the first meeting between the Bearcats and Hornets.
  • Cincinnati is 11-0 all-time against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference with wins against Alabama St. (1-0), Alcorn St. (2-0), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-0), Jackson St. (1-0), Mississippi Valley St. (1-0), Prairie View A&M (1-0), Southern (1-0), and Texas Southern (3-0).
  • The Bearcats have won 19 straight home non-conference regular-season games. (76-66 loss vs. Xavier on 12/13/08).
  • UC posted 10 blocked shots, the most since also recording 10 against Western Illinois on Nov. 22, 2008.
  • Four Bearcats scored in double figures (Gates, Dixon, Kilpatrick, Wright).
  • UC led 35-14 at halftime.
  • Alabama State’s 14 points at the half are the fewest for a Bearcats opponent in a single half under Cronin.
  • UC held ASU to .290 from the floor, the lowest for an opponent since Georgetown shot .250 on Feb. 23, 2011.
  • UC led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11.
     

     

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Yancy Gates tallied his 14th career double-double, second most by a current BIG EAST player. He scored 15 points with 11 rebounds.
  • Sean Kilpatrick posted a career high with 9 rebounds. He scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
  • Dion Dixon and Cashmere Wright also scored in double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Justin Jackson set a career high with three blocked shots and matched a career high with seven rebounds. He added four points, three assists, and three steals.
  • Freshmen Jeremiah Davis III, Octavius Ellis, Ge’Lawn Guyn, Jermaine Sanders, and redshirt freshman Kelvin Gaines each saw their first action with the Bearcats.
  • Kelvin Gaines posted five rebounds and three blocked shots in eight minutes.

    NEXT GAME

  • UC welcomes Jacksonville State on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Ohio.