Postgame Notes: Chicago State

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Dec. 23, 2011

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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Dec. 23, 2011

Cincinnati (9-3) 95, Chicago State (0-13) 60
Game 12 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Cincinnati, Ohio ▪ Att: 5,321

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 24 Kelvin Gaines (F), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • Chicago State: 1 D'Jari Nelson (F), 21 Matt Samuels (F), 30 Lee Fisher (F), 31 Jeremy Robinson (F), 35 Clarke Rosenberg (G)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (21 pts.) | Wright (14 pts., 4-for-5 3pt. FG, 7 ast.) | Guyn (11 pts., 4 rebs., 7 ast.) | Gaines (2 pts., 7 rebs., 7 blks.)
  • Chicago State: Robinson (18 pts., 6 rebs.) | Nelson (10 pts., 4 rebs.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • Cincinnati is 301-65 (.822) in Fifth Third Arena. The building opened in 1989 (in its 23rd season).
  • This was the third meeting between the Bearcats and Cougars, with the Bearcats holding a 2-0 lead with both games in Fifth Third Arena (103-43 win on Jan. 19, 1993; 103-49 win on Jan. 5, 1994).
  • UC is 10-0 against current members of the Great West Conference: Cal Poly (1-0), Chicago State (3-0), South Dakota (4-0), Southern Utah (1-0), and Utah Valley State (1-0).
  • UC is 64-30 in Fifth Third Arena under Mick Cronin.
  • The Bearcats are 44-8 under Cronin against non-conference opponents at home.
  • UC led 48-24 at halftime.
  • The Bearcats have scored 43, 35, 55, 46, 50, 51, 48, and 47 points over the last eight halves.
  • Cincinnati has scored 93.8 points while shooting .544 (136-250) from the floor and .448 (52-116) from three-point range over the last four contests.
  • The Bearcats forced 18 turnovers and have forced 77 over the last four games (19.3 per game).
  • UC had six players in double figures (Kilpatrick, Wright, Dixon, Davis III, Guyn, Jackson) for the first time since Dec. 14, 2010 against Georgia Southern.
  • UC scored 39 bench points and is averaging 28.0 points off the bench over the last four games (112 points). UC had 60 total bench points over the first eight contests (7.5 per game).
  • UC's 16 three-pointers were a season high, the second-most in the Mick Cronin era (17 vs. Wofford on 11/21/06) and the fourth-most in school history.
  • Cincinnati has hit 55 three-pointers over the last four games (13.8 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • UC's 23 assists were a season-high and the most since 26 against Georgia Southern on Dec. 14, 2010.
  • The Bearcats have won 30 of the last 33 non-conference home games.
  • UC led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 57.2 points through 12 games this season.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points, his 10th straight double-figure scoring game and his 11th of the season. It is his third 20-point effort of 2011-12 (at Wright State - 12/14, at Georgia - 12/2) and his sixth career 20-point game.
  • Cashmere Wright scored 14 points. He hit on 4-of-5 from three-point range and is 14-of-24 (.583) from long distance over the last three games. He dished out seven assists with one turnover (his first in the last three games) and has 50 assists and 12 turnovers over his last eight games (4.2 assist/turnover).
  • Dion Dixon scored 11 points and has scored in double figures in 11 of the first 12 games of the season.
  • Kelvin Gaines made his first career start, scoring two points with a career-high seven rebounds and career-best seven blocks, the most for a Bearcat since Eric Hicks posted seven blocks against Xavier on Jan. 19, 2006.
  • Ge'Lawn Guyn scored a career-high 11 points with a career-best seven assists. He matched his career highs with two three-pointers and 19 minutes played.
  • Justin Jackson tied his career high with 11 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
  • Jeremiah Davis III scored 11 points, his second straight double-figure scoring game and knocked down three three-pointers for the second straight game.
  • Alex Eppensteiner knocked down his first career three-point field goal and set a career high with three points.

    NEXT GAME

  • UC will take a short break for the holidays and return to action on Dec. 29 against Oklahoma at US Bank Arena. The game will be televised on ESPNU with tipoff at 9 p.m.
     

     

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