2009-10 University of Cincinnati Men's Basketball

Nov. 23, 2009

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No. 24 Vanderbilt vs. Cincinnati l Nov. 23, 2009

Lahaina Civic Center – Maui, Hawai’i






          Cincinnati picked up its first win ever in the Maui Invitational with a 67-58 win over Vanderbilt in the first round of the Maui Invitational.

          With the win, Cincinnati is 6-1 all-time against the Commodores.

          The win over No. 24 Vanderbilt is the first win over a ranked opponent since Cincinnati defeated No. 25 Georgetown, 65-57, on Jan. 28, 2009.

          Vanderbilt, who came in averaging 83.5 points per game while shooting 53.1 percent from the field, scored just 58 points as the Bearcats held to Commodores to 27.5 percent shooting.

          Cincinnati dominated the glass outrebounding Vanderbilt 53-32. UC is now 3-0 on the season when outrebounding opponents.

          Cincinnati recorded nine steals in the game with Lance Stephenson leading the way with three steals.

          Both teams went scoreless from the field for more than four minutes in the middle of the second half, but Cincinnati remained in front, 47-38, with 10:11 to play.

          A 4-0 run in the final minute of the first half gave the Bearcats a 36-24 lead entering halftime.

          Tied at four with 18:13 to play in the first half, UC held Vanderbilt without a field goal for the next 9:46 as the Bearcats went on a 20-4 run to take a 24-8 lead with 9:27 to play in the first half.

          After using the same starting lineup for the first two games, Cincinnati went to a smaller starting lineup against Vanderbilt with G Cashmere Wright, G Deonta Vaughn, F Lance Stephenson, F Rashad Bishop, F Yancy Gates.




          From the 13:03 mark to the 10:00 mark, sophomore Yancy Gates scored all 12 of his first-half points. Gates finished 16 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season and the third of his career. Gates’ last double-double was on Feb. 26, 2009, against West Virginia. Gates also added two blocks.

          Sophomore Dion Dixon came off the bench to score 12 points and grab a career-high tying 10 rebounds, his first double-digit scoring game of the season and the first double-double of his career.

          Coming off a career-high 20 points, against Toledo, junior Rashad Bishop scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting, while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out three assists.

          Freshman Lance Stephenson continued his solid all-around play with eight points and five rebounds.

          Senior Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati’s leading scorer coming into the game, scored his first points of the game with 6:40 to play in the second half. Vaughn finished with eight points.