Postgame Notes - Jacksonville State
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Nov. 15, 2011

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Nov. 15, 2011

No. 20/20 Cincinnati (2-0) 73, Jacksonville State (1-2) 59
Game 2 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Att: 4,542

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 5 Justin Jackson (F), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F)
  • Jacksonville State: 1 Dion Waiters (G), 2 Stephen Hall (F), 5 Mason Leggett (G), 11 Rinaldo Mafra (F), 21 Brian Williams (G)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Wright (23 pts., 6 reb., 4 ast.) | Dixon (20 pts., 9 reb.) | Gates (8 pts., 9 reb.)
  • Jacksonville State: Leggett (16 pts., 4 reb.) | Williams (16 pts., 3 ast.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • The Bearcats are 296-63 at Fifth Third Arena (23rd season).
  • This was the first meeting between the Bearcats and Gamecocks.
  • Cincinnati is 36-3 all-time against members of the Ohio Valley Conference. Austin Peay (5-0), Eastern Kentucky (10-0), Jacksonville State (1-0), Morehead State (10-2), Murray State (1-0), Southeast Missouri (2-0), Tennessee State (3-1), Tennessee Tech (2-0), Tennessee-Martin (2-0).
  • The Bearcats have won 20 straight home non-conference regular-season games. (76-66 loss vs. Xavier on 12/13/08).
  • UC posted nine blocked shots against JSU after recording 10 blocks against Alabama State in the season opener (9.5 blocks per game).
  • The Bearcats held the Gamecocks to just 3-of-14 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. UC has held opponents to 6-of-35 (.171) from three-point range through its first two games.
  • Cashmere Wright (23) and Dion Dixon (20) became the first UC teammates to score 20 or more points in the same game since Yancy Gates (25) and Dixon (21) against USF on March 9, 2011.
  • UC led 44-21 at halftime.
  • UC led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing 49.5 points through two games this season.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Yancy Gates scored eight points, moving into 29th place on UC's all-time scoring list, passing George Wilson (1,124 career points). He now has 1,130 career points.
  • Dion Dixon scored 20 points, his fourth career 20-point game (20 vs. Dayton [11/27/10], 23 at Miami-Ohio [12/21/10], 21 vs. USF [3/9/11]). He hit on four of six from three-point range. He played a career-high 40 minutes, the first Bearcat to play the entire 40 minutes since Deonta Vaughn on March 3, 2010 against Villanova.
  • Cashmere Wright tallied 23 points, six rebounds, and four assists. It was his 23rd career double-digit scoring effort and his fourth career 20-point game (24 vs. Providence [1/30/10], 24 vs. West Virginia [1/24/11], 20 vs. Louisville [2/16/11]).
  • Justin Jackson set a career high with nine rebounds. He scored seven points and added three assists, three blocks, and two steals.
  • Freshman Jermaine Sanders scored six points, his first as a Bearcat.
  • Kelvin Gaines posted two rebounds and two blocked shots in eight minutes off the bench. He is averaging a blocked shot every three minutes of playing time this season (5 blocks, 15 minutes).

    NEXT GAME

  • UC welcomes Presbyterian on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.