Cincinnati-North Carolina A&T Postgame Notes

Nov. 18, 2012

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Cincinnati: 93 (3-0), North Carolina A&T: 39 (1-3)
November 18, 2012 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio


  • UC leads the all-time series 4-0 with all four victories coming in Cincinnati.


  • UC Starters: Justin Jackson (f), Cheikh Mbodj (c), Cashmere Wright (g), Sean Kilpatrick (g) and JaQuon Parker (g).
  • UC has started the same lineup in all three games this season
  • UC's 54-point win was its largest margin of victory under head coach Mick Cronin and UC's largest since knocking off Cal-State Northridge 116-54 (62 points) on Nov. 19, 1994.
  • UC has won 34 of its last 37 nonconference regular-season home games
  • UC is 56-21 vs. regular-season nonconference foes under Cronin, including a 47-8 record in Fifth Third Arena.
  • UC turned 20 NC A&T turnovers into 23 points.
  • UC's 12 blocks are a high under Cronin, surpassing the 10-blocked shots the previous was the mark.
  • The UC defense held NC A&T to a 15.2 shooting percentage (10-for-66), a low for a Cronin-coached team. The previous low was .200, hit against West Virginia (2008) and Howard (2006).
  • NC A&T scored its first field goal with 12:17 left in the opening stanza. UC held a 17-1 lead at that time.
  • UC has grabbed at least 54 rebounds in each of the team's first three games, with the 56 rebounds against the Aggies setting the standard for the top mark during the Cronin era.
  • UC had 40 points in the paint and 19 fast-break points, running its season margin to 132-50 over its foes in points in the paint and 56-23 on the fast break.


  • Sean Kilpatrick finished with a career-high 29 points along with draining a career-best eight three-pointers. Kilpatrick was 10-for-15 from the field and 8-of-12 from behind the arc with seven rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals.
  • He had 13 of UC's first 17 points, hitting on four three-pointers in the opening seven minutes.
  • Along with his game-high 29 points, Kilpatrick also tied for the team high with seven rebounds (Jackson) and five assists (Parker). The last time a UC player led the team in all three categories was Nov. 24, 2010, when Yancy Gates scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists against Savannah State.
  • Wright was the only other UC player in double figures, pouring in 13.
  • Jackson had six points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists.
  • Mbodj tallied eight points, four rebounds and four blocked shots. He has 12 blocks through three games this season after tallying 19 in 28 games a year ago.
  • Rubles set a career best with four steals, the first four of his UC career. He also added six points, three rebounds and two assists.
  • Kelvin Gaines finished with three rebounds and three blocks.
  • David Nyarsuk had a career-high six rebounds and five blocks.


  • UC is in the midst of a four-game stretch in the Global Sports Invitational. The Bearcats welcome Campbell to Fifth Third Arena on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a game televised by FOX Sports Ohio and airing on 700 WLW AM. UC then travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to play Iowa State on Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m., and either Oregon or UNLV on Nov. 24 at 8:30 or 10:30 p.m. Both games in Las Vegas will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center. The UC-Iowa State contest will be televised by CBS Sports Network as will the championship game on Nov. 24.