2010-11 Cincinnati Men's Basketball


Men's Basketball |

Nov. 22, 2010

Recap |  Box Score |  Notes |  Photo Gallery 

University of Cincinnati Quotes

Mick Cronin, Head Coach

Opening Statement

“Well I was pleased with a lot of things tonight. Our effort and our focus was much better. We took better care of the basketball, and that starts with Cashmere Wright. He had 18 points, eight assists and no turnovers. If we can get that from him, it will make us a better team and me a better coach. Everyone is going to say we were a better shooting team tonight, but I think it goes with our passing. Florida A&M was extremely prepared. They knew our offense, and only had 11 turnovers. To come in here and take care of the ball the way they did, is a credit to their coach. We had to earn our points, and it made us a better team. We have to make some adjustments with our pressure to make us a better team. All in all I’m pleased with our effort.”


On Offense

“Our two-point shooting had a lot to be desired tonight. We missed a lot of shots around the goal. We have to do a better job of being stronger around the rim. We have to be more effective inside the lane. We were 18-for-32 inside the line, and it wasn’t that great. You have to do a better job.”


On Cashmere Looking to Shoot More

“When he’s off the ball, you have to think shot. Day in and day out, he is one of our better shooters. I saw him get 52 points in a game. I know I’m getting old, but I saw that happen. To be honest with you, Cash is a guy that you have to stay on all the time. I’m trying to get him to want to be one of the better guards in the BIG EAST. I think he does, but the answer is you have to come in everyday with a chip on your shoulder. We’ve had great recent guards, and they all had a chip on their shoulder …an attitude … a confidence every day. I’m trying to get him to take that kind of personality.”


On Big Men

“It isn’t really them but the guys passing to them. It is a different feel on how to feed the post. I still think we missed them a lot. We have to continue to work on it. We got it to the base line a little bit. We had some chances to get Yancy the ball that we missed. We have to play inside out. Two of our better players – Yancy and Thomas – are in there and they are good passers.”


On Dion Dixon

“He is a junior and it’s time. I’m learning how to deal with him. He doesn’t take too well to me just coaching him in a soft way. I get after him, and he’s a much better player. He won’t say that he was down on himself. I didn’t like his intensity in shoot around. Right now, he lets his shooting effect his intensity level. And your intensity level has to be consistent. You can’t let that effect you or it will kill your game. The answer is play harder and be more intense. Being soft, won’t get you anywhere.”


On First Shot and Shooting Being Contagious

“I think it is important. The team starts packing it in more and more. The guys relax and starts making shots.”


On Yancy Gates

“He had two double-double games last year, and he already has two this year. You are who you are every day in practice. That’s why I come in here, SK had one good game. He’s a freshman; he’s going to have good games and bad games. The ones we have to rely on our juniors and seniors and Cash. Yancy has really worked on mentally being there every day, and he’s going to reap the benefits every day. He’s now going to deal with scouting reports putting two or three guys on him, and he has to be strong


Player Quotes

Cashmere Wright, Rs. F, G

On Being Happy About Points or Assists

“I didn’t turn the ball over. I score when I’m open. My job is to get everyone else involved and make sure the team runs fluid.”


On Hitting First Shot

“It was a big thing on getting the team ready to play. Everyone saw the first shot go in so we were ready. After the first one, we just hope it keeps going.”


On Shooting Struggles

“We know we can shoot. Once the first one goes in, you have that swagger about yourself that you are ready to shoot. You aren’t worry about it if you will miss it. Everyone kept on saying we couldn’t shoot, and we took that personal. We worked on preparation. I have a much better shot when I have a 1-2 step into my shot.”



Dion Dixon, Jr., G

On Being More Comfortable

“Coach stressed it. He said we had to be ready to shoot, and we just hit shots tonight.”


On Having Better Game

 “It feels real good. When I see shots going in, it helps the confidence too. I wasn’t discouraged because I knew I worked on it.”


On Cashmere and Dion Needing to Get Involved

”During the BIG EAST time, we have to have guard play to knock down shots and be ready to make plays. That is our job.”





    The Birmingham News

    Tuberville would want home-and-home with Alabama in 2015

    NBC Sports

    Cincinnati getting a home game with Alabam would be huge

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Murky two-division AAC split could become clearer soon

    USA Today

    Breakout stars for the 2014 NFL season


    Top 10 Reascons Cincinnati Will Win the AAC Football Championship

    Philadelphia Business Journal

    Celek Earns Prestigious 40 Under 40 Award

    Sports Illustrated: Campus Union

    Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel finally where he wants to be

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats will be filled with fresh faces next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Sandy Koufax's season with UC Bearcats remembered

    News Record

    Freshman basketball player creates new expectations


    Cincinnati Bearcats Shut Out No. 12 Houston Cougars, 3-0


    Dangel breaks former high school coach's UC record

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Sycamore High School grad excels in lacrosse at UC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Gunner Kiel impresses at UC football's spring game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Youthful UC can make its own history next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's defense makes statement in latest scrimmage


    Remember Gunner Kiel? He's Ready to Dominate


    Hank Hughes Q&A

    New York Times

    Growing as a Player, Beaming as a Father

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    NCAA Tournament is 'Cincinnati vs. the world'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Kiel comes out strong in Bearcats' spring scrimmage

    Sporting News

    2013-14 Men's Basketball All-Americans

    Fox Sports

    Cincinnati made me a believer

    CBS Sports.com

    Former redshirt Sean Kilpatrick finishing out historic career

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Q&A with UC AD Mike Bohn


    Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 14


    Fit and healthy, Omar Cummings offering a new dynamic up top for Houston Dynamo

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Men's soccer signee Clark named Gatorade Ohio player of the year


    Munchie Legaux and Shaq Washington gain extra year

    Denver Post

    Mike Bohn eager to point Cincinnati Bearcats in right direction as AD

    The Washington Post

    No. 7 Bearcats have highest ranking in 10 years

    Yahoo! Sports

    How Sean Kilpatrick willed UC past Louisville and back into the nation's consciousness


    Cincinnati takes over AAC with win at Louisville


    Tough Bearcats don't get rattled


    UC staves off Temple to stay perfect in AAC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC looks to 15-year sports admin vet Reed-Francois for interim AD

    CBS Sports

    No. 15 Cincinnati stomps UCF, wins 11th straight

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats take down USF 61-54, win 10th straight

    USA Today

    Why Cincinnati is not a team to sleep on

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Short-handed Bearcats cautious about ranking

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's goal: win them all at home

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Cronin: Not easy, but Cats got through fatigue

    The News Record

    What you missed in UC sports during break

    FB Schedules

    Boise State, Cincinnati Schedules 2019, 20 Home-and-Home Series


    The Best and Worst College Football Teams for the Money

    USA Today

    Report: Colleges doing poorly at hiring women coaches

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Randolph named AAC Player of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC women's basketball knocks off Ohio State

    Bleacher Report

    Belk Bowl 2013: Cincinnati-North Carolina

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Belk Bowl: UC vs. UNC


    Belk Bowl Breakdown


    The Showdown is Set


    Cards, Bearcats set for defensive battle

    CBS Sports

    Louisville-Cincinnati Preview

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thursday is UC's fight for perception

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Don't let UC's next opponent fool you

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC jumps to No. 23 in USA Today football poll

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats break into USA Today Top 25

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    McKay turns in monster game against Rutgers


    Kay throws for 408 yards, 4 TDs as Cincinnati routs Rutgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats won't lessen the pressure

    News & Record

    Pressure takes toll on NC State against Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats face variety of bowl scenarios

    The News Record

    UC weary of SMU's aerial attack ahead of AAC clash

    Bleacher Report

    Best College Football Moments in Cincinnati History

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Mark Barr returns to UC, gets ovation


    After frustrating year, Omar Cummings puts Houston Dynamo on his back with clutch playoff goal

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's Shaq Thomas 'our version of Herb Jones'

    USA Today

    Cincinnati holds off Memphis for third straight


    Cincinnati's Mark Barr out of hospital

    TopDrawer Soccer

    Furman and Cincinnati men go nose-for-nose in College Goal of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Green seizing his moment for the Bearcats

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermaine Lawrence is new breed of forward

    UC Magazine

    Hostility to Hope: Feature on Men's Soccer Player John Manga

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermiah Davis III fights to be remembered

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Justin Jackson goes from energizer to example

    The News Record

    Cronin excited for new group

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC Bearcats' Sean Kilpatrick: 'It's the season now'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats basketball will have fresh look

    The News Record

    UC Looks to RetainVictory Bell for Eighth Consecutive Season

    Miami Herald

    Kay Ready to Lead Bearcats into Rivalry Game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Former Bearcat Thompkins making most of shot in NFL

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    New practice setup could benefit UC basketball


    Munchie Legaux out for season


    Cincinnati Rolls Past Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats defense puts up dominant effort

    American Athletic Conference

    2013 Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Sports Illustrated

    Bowl projections: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Cincinnati Business Courier

    Bearcats sell out football opener against Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Depth at defensive line still strong for Bearcats

    Bleacher Report

    Cincinnati Bearcats Football 2013 Team Preview

    UC Voted 2nd

    Coach Tuberville and his players discuss their reactions to being voted to finish 2nd in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference

    QB Timetable

    Coach Tuberville discusses his timetable to choose a starting QB with The Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thompkins at Patriots' Training Camp

    Former UC wide receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, impressed many at Patriots' training camp 

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas 

    Nippert Renovation Plan

    The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Nippert Stadium Project

    Cincinnati football's 'Crocodile Dundee'

    A former professional rugby player from Australia joins the Bearcat football team

    2013 Preseason 'Watch List' 

    Several Cincinnati Bearcats make 2013 national 'watch list'

    Sports Insider Today

    Young Cincinnati Team Looks to Improve in 2013 Amidst New Conference Setting

    ESPN Blog

    Cincinnati to play Pitt in December


    Former Bearcat Herman Qualifies for U.S. Open

    USA Today

    BearcatsTV Gets National Attention from USA Today's For the Win


    Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Earns Top Honors in Videobombing

    The Washington Post

    Cincinnati Bearcats Do the Best Postgame Interviews

    Fox Sports

    Bearcats Rock Postgame Interviews


    Cincinnati Bearcats Revolutionize the Post Game Interview


    You'll love this Cincinnati Bearcats Post Game Funny Business Compilation


    Those guys having all the fun: An oral history of the Cincinnati baseball team's videobombs

    MSN Now

    This college baseball team wins the 'best interview' award


    Winn, Cincinnati run over Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati.com Bearcats Blog

    Cincinnati looks to sophomore RB Ralph Abernathy to increase production