Men's Basketball |
Dec. 15, 2008
Box Score |
2008-09 CINCINNATI MEN’S BASKETBALL
Charleston Southern at Cincinnati fÜ Dec. 15, 2008
Fifth Third Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
• Records: Cincinnati – 7-2, 0-0 BIG EAST; Charleston Southern – 5-4, 1-0 Big South
• Tonight is the first meeting between Cincinnati and Charleston Southern.
• Cincinnati defeated Charleston Southern 74-55.
• The Bearcats outscored CSU 26-2 in second-chance points and 55-14 in bench points.
• Ten players scored for UC in the win, including a game-high 18 points by freshman Yancy Gates.
• Cincinnati outrebounded Charleston Southern, 49-27. It is the sixth time this season UC has grabbed 40-plus rebounds and the 49 rebounds are the second most this season.
• Cincinnati improved to 7-0 this season when out-rebounding its opponent.
• The Bearcats distributed 19 assists in the win, while Charleston Southern was held to five.
• Four 3-pointers in the first 9:20 of the second half helped UC widen its lead to 20 points, 54-34.
• The Buccaneers closed within two points, 20-18, with 7:04 to play in the opening half, before UC finished the half on a 12-4 run over the final 6:37 to take a 32-22 lead into the intermission.
• Cincinnati used two 7-0 runs in the opening 8:56 to take an 18-9 lead with 11:04 remaining in the first half.
• Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin earned his 100th career win with the 74-55 win over Charleston Southern. Cronin owns a 31-40 record at Cincinnati.
• Sophomore Alvin Mitchell scored 16 points, his third double-figure scoring game of the season, and finished with a career-high nine rebounds. Mitchell also added a career-best six assists and matched his career-best by hitting four 3-pointers.
• Gates scored 10 points in the first 11:53 of the opening half and added five rebounds. He finished with a career-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
• Senior Mike Williams finished with 10 points and tied his career-high with 11 rebounds, his second double-double of the season. Williams also dished out a career-high four assists.
• Sophomore forward Darnell Wilks and junior forward Steve Toyloy each earned their first career start.