2009-10 University of Cincinnati Men's Basketball|
Nov. 26, 2009
2009-10 CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gonzaga vs. Cincinnati l Nov. 25, 2009
2009 EA Sports Maui Invitational
Lahaina Civic Center - Maui, Hawai'i
Records: Cincinnati, 4-1; Gonzaga, 5-1.
In overtime, Cincinnati was 1-for-6 from the floor and 2-for-7 from the free throw line and fell to Gonzaga, 61-59.
Gonzaga improved to 2-1 all-time against the Bearcats with the win.
UC had a season low six turnovers but shot a season-low .354 (23-of-65) from the field.
For the first time this season, UC was held below 10 offensive rebounds grabbing nine against the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs finished the game 16-of-23 from the charity stripe compared to 5-of-11 for the Bearcats.
Cincinnati and Gonzaga finished regulation tied at 55, marking UC's first overtime game of the season. UC has now lost its last two overtime contests.
Gonzaga hit five straight field goals in the middle of the second half to cut its 10-point deficit to one point, 46-45, with 8:42 on the clock in the second half.
An 8-2 run over a 1:51 stretch in the second half put Cincinnati in front by 10 points, 38-28, with 13:27 remaining. Junior Larry Davis scored all five of his points during the run.
Cincinnati held Gonzaga to 19 points on 35.0 percent shooting from the field in the opening 20 minutes. It also marked the first time since the 2005-06 season that Cincinnati has held consecutive opponents under 20 points in the first half. During the 2005-06 season, UC opened the season holding Howard and Tennessee-Martin to 17 first-half points and 15 first-half points, respectively, in the first two games.
A Deonta Vaughn 3-pointer with 1:30 to play in the first half gave the Bearcats a 23-16 lead, its largest lead of the half, but a Stephen Gray trey with 13 seconds left UC in front 23-19 at the half.
Cincinnati went on a 9-2 run from the 11:10 to 8:10 of the first half to take a 16-11 lead.
Freshman Lance Stephenson led all players with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting.
Sophomore Yancy Gates scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds and scored in double-figures for the fourth straight game tying a career-best for most consecutive games scoring in double figures.
Senior Deonta Vaughn put together a great overall performance with eight points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
Coming into the game, Gonzaga's Matt Bouldin led the team in scoring averaging 18.2 ppg and UC held Bouldin to just six points on 1-of-7 shooting.