Cincinnati vs. UMass Lowell Postgame Notes

Nov. 26, 2013

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL
2013-14 POSTGAME NOTES

#RV/NR Cincinnati (5-0) 79, UMass Lowell (0-6) 49
November 26, 2013 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio // Attendance: 5,477

Series Notes

  • This was the first meeting between the Bearcats and River Hawks.

Team Notes

  • Head Coach Mick Cronin used the starting lineup of Titus Rubles (F) Shaquille Thomas (F), Justin Jackson (F), Ge'Lawn Guyn (G) and Sean Kilpatrick (G) for the fifth time in five games.
  • When UMass Lowell scored the first points of the game 28 seconds in, it marked the first time Cincinnati had trailed in 90 minutes and 47 seconds. The Bearcats had last trailed with 10:19 remaining in the NC State game (Nov. 12).
  • After falling down 11-6 with 17:30 to play in the first half, UC responded with a 14-3 run to take a 23-14 lead with 11:40 to play. Rubles converted a three-point play with 16:30 left to give the Bearcats a lead they would never relinquish. The run would eventually total 41-16 into the half.
  • The 20-point halftime lead marked the largest of the season for UC, while the 47 points were the most scored in any half this season by the Bearcats.
  • Cincinnati did not allow UMass Lowell to pull down an offensive rebound in the first half.
  • Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Bearcats are now 46-2 when scoring at least 70 points.
  • The 49 points allowed by UC matches the best defensive effort of the season. The Bearcats also held Appalachian State to 49 points.
  • UMass Lowell's field goal percentage of 38.1 marks the fourth time in five games UC has held the opponent to under 40 percent from the floor.
  • The 30-point margin of victory for UC was the largest of the year and the biggest since defeating Maryland-Eastern Shore by 32 (92-60) on Dec. 8, 2012.
  • The 28 turnovers committed by the River Hawks were the most by an opponent this season. It was also the highest number of miscues UC has forced since Arkansas-Little Rock committed 32 on Dec. 6, 2012.

 

 

Individual Notes

  • Kilpatrick's 18 points give him 1,540 for his career, which ranks 13th all-time at UC.
  • Kilpatrick now has scored at least 10 points in 33 of the last 37 games.
  • In playing his 111th consecutive game, Kilpatrick is just one behind Dwight Jones for third place on the all-time consecutive games played list. Keith Gregor leads that list with 131 straight contests. Kilpatrick could pass Gregor on Feb. 15 versus Houston.
  • Jackson's 12 rebounds were a career high. His previous mark was 11 versus UT Martin last season.
  • With three blocks in the contest, Jackson now has 139 rejections in his career. He is seven behind Rick Roberson for fifth on the UC career blocks list.
  • Over his last three games, Jackson has totaled 40 points, 25 rebounds and 12 blocks.
  • Thomas' five assists marked a career best.
  • Every scholarship player that entered the game scored for UC.