Postgame Notes - Marshall
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Nov. 25, 2011

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Nov. 25, 2011

Marshall (5-0) 73, Cincinnati (3-2) 69 Game 5 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Att: 7,021

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 5 Justin Jackson (F), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 34 Yancy Gates (F)
  • Marshall: 01 Dennis Tinnon (F), 2 Robert Goff (F), 10 Dago Pena (F), 3 Damier Pitts (G), 24 DeAndre Kane (G)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (19 pts., 5 reb.) | Gates (17 pts., 7 rebs.) | Dixon (12 pts.) | Wright (7 pts., 10 ast.)
  • Marshall: Pitts (19 pts., 4 ast., 4 rebs.) | Tinnon (15 pts., 14 rebs.) | Kane (12 pts., 2 rebs., 4 ast.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • The Bearcats are 297-63 at Fifth Third Arena (23rd season).
  • UC is 19-12 all-time against Marshall.
  • Cincinnati is 6-5 in overtime games under Mick Cronin. UC is 24-16 all-time in overtime games at home.
  • Marshall becomes the first nonconference opponent to score 60 or more points since Utah Valley State in a 92-72 UC win on 12/11/10 (nine games).
  • UC trailed 30-29 at halftime, its first halftime deficit of the season.
  • UC was outrebounded 43-30, including 17 to 11 on the offensive end, the first time it has been outrebounded this season.
  • Cincinnati matched its season low with nine turnovers.
  • Marshall shot .438 (7-of-16) from three-point range. UC had allowed opponents to shoot just .250 from three-point range through its first four games (15-of-60).
  • UC led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing and average of 54.2 points through four games this season.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Yancy Gates scored 17 points and has now scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 games (Providence, 21 points, 2/19/11).
  • Cashmere Wright dished out a season-high 10 assists, his most since handing out 11 helpers on 2/19/11 at Providence. He matched a career best with four steals (twice, last vs. Utah Valley State, 12/11/10).
  • Sean Kilpatrick matched a season high with 19 points (19 vs. Presbyterian, 11/19/11). He shot 3-of-6 from three-point range, his eighth career game with three or more three-pointers.
  • Dion Dixon scored 12 points and has scored in double figures in four of the first five games of the season.
  • Cheikh Mbodj scored three points, including his first field goal as a Bearcat.

    NEXT GAME

  • Cincinnati returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. against Miami (OH). The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Ohio from Fifth Third Arena.