CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
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CINCINNATI MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES

Georgia Southern at Cincinnati -

Dec. 14, 2010 Fifth Third Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio

POSTGAME NOTES

TEAM

• UC's 99 points sets the mark for the most scored under head coach Mick Cronin. The previous mark was 97 against Utah Valley on Dec. 11, 2010.

• The Bearcats 9-0 start is the program's best under Cronin and UC's best since winning 11-straight games to open the 2004-05 campaign.

• Cincinnati started the game on a 12-4 run that included two three-pointers and an assist from Rashad Bishop.

• Starting at the 10:02 mark of the first half and lasting through 7:20 mark, UC went on a 9-0 run that featured six points from Dion Dixon.

• UC went on a 7-0 run over a 1:05-minute span that ended at the 1:07 mark in the first.

• The Bearcats outrebounded Georgia Southern 30-14 in the first half.

• Starting at the 15:34 mark in the second half, Cincinnati went on an 18-4 run to increase its lead to 78-35. The run lasted a span of 5:45.

• UC led by as many as 48 (3:30/2nd) and never trailed in the contest.

• Six different Bearcats scored in double figures, the first time that's occurred since Dec. 30, 2005 vs. North Carolina A&T.

• Cincinnati's bench outscored Georgia Southern's 42-4.

INDIVIDUAL

• After shooting a perfect 7-7 the previous game vs. Utah Valley (12/11), senior forward Rashad Bishop started tonight 2-2 from three-point range while adding an assist and a block within the first 3:57 minutes of the game. He finished the game shooting 4-4 from the field and 2-2 from the free-throw line for 12 points.

• On the season, Bishop is 17-17 from the charity stripe and 11-for-11 from the field in the past two games.

• Senior forward Ibrahima Thomas led all scorers with 11 points in the first half, and finished the game with 12.

• Junior guard Dion Dixon, senior forward Yancy Gates, Thomas, and Bishop led the way for six Bearcats in double figures, scoring 12 points each. Senior guard Larry Davis added a season-high 11 and freshman guard Sean Kilpatrick poured in 10.

• Senior forward Darnell Wilks led the squad with eight rebounds, tying his career high previously set on Jan. 16, 2010.

• Sophomore point guard Cashmere Wright dished out seven assists and added nine points.

STARTERS

• G Cashmere Wright, G Dion Dixon, F Rashad Bishop, F Yancy Gates, F Ibrahima Thomas

• Eighth consecutive start for this group.

SCORES BY HALF:

• Bearcats went into halftime leading 50-23

• Final score: UC 99, Georgia Southern 54