Men's Basketball Notches 69-48 Win Over Middle Tennessee

Dec. 21, 2013

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  1ST 2ND F
Butler Recap Logo 21 27 48
Cincinnati Recap Logo 21 48 69

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Cincinnati, Ohio • Fifth Third Arena

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 TEAM STATISTICS Butler Recap Logo
  Points 69 48
  FG Made-Attempted 23-51 12-45
  FG Percentage 45.1 26.7
  3FG Made/Attempted 7-18 6-16
  3FG Percentage 38.9 37.5
  FT Made-Attempted 16-23 18-27
  FT Percentage 69.6 66.7
  Rebounds 37 30
  Turnovers 18 18
  Assists 16 10
  Steals 8 7
  Blocks 5 2
TEAM LEADERS Butler Recap Logo
Kilpatrick (23) Points Hammonds (17)
Jackson (12) Rebounds Knight (10)
Caupain (4)
Rubles (4)
Assists Knight (5)
Jackson (4) Steals Hunter (3)
Jackson (4) Blocks Jones (1)
Hammonds (1)

CINCINNATI – Sean Kilpatrick (Yonkers, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep) tied his season high with 23 points and Justin Jackson (Cocoa Beach, Fla./Arlington Country Day) netted his third career double-double as the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team knocked off Middle Tennessee, 69-48, in non-conference action Saturday inside Fifth Third Arena.

Kilpatrick hit four triples, grabbed five rebounds and finished with his 87th career double-figure scoring game. The 23 points matched his season high (Campbell) and was his seventh 20-point game of the year. The senior moved into eighth place on UC’s career scoring chart, passing Louis Banks who had 1,644 points from 1988-91.

Jackson finished with 16 points and a career-high matching 12 rebounds. He has reached double figures seven times this year and has three double-figure rebound games.

The Bearcats (9-2) hit 60 percent of their shots in the second half (17-of-28) after going 6-of-23 (.261) in the opening stanza. UC played some strong defense holding Middle Tennessee (8-4) under 27 percent shooting for the game (.267). Cincinnati has held eight of its 11 foes this season under the 40-percent shooting plateau.

MTSU's Kerry Hammonds drained a three to knot things up at 21 apiece with 25 seconds left in a nip-and-tuck first half that saw both teams stay within six points of each other.

Kilpatrick opened up the second half with a three pointer at the 18:23 mark to start a 34-13 UC run over almost 10 minutes that pushed the advantage to 24, the Bearcats' largest of the game, 34-13 with 8:18 left.

Kerry Hammonds led the Blue Raiders with 17 points, including five threes. Tweety Knight grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds.

UC returns to the court on Monday, Dec. 23, taking on Chicago State at 7 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena.