Postgame Notes - Cincinnati 74, Nebraska 59

Dec. 28, 2013

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Cincinnati (11-2) 74, Nebraska (8-4) 59
December 28, 2013 // Fifth Third Arena // Cincinnati, Ohio // Attendance: 8,257

Series Notes

  • The Bearcats have won all four meetings with Nebraska, including three match-ups in Cincinnati.

Team Notes

  • Head coach Mick Cronin used the starting lineup of Ge'Lawn Guyn (G), Sean Kilpatrick (G), Shaquille Thomas (F), Titus Rubles (F) and Justin Jackson (F) for the 13th time in 13 games this season.
  • The Bearcats used a 13-3 run in just under five minutes to build a 31-21 lead late in the first half.
  • Cincinnati's three turnovers in the first half marked the lowest number by the Bearcats in a first half this season. The three miscues also matched the second half of the 44-43 victory over Pitt (Dec. 17) for the fewest in any half on the year.
  • In holding Nebraska to 59 points, it marked the 20th straight game UC has held its opponent under 70 points. That streak is the second longest in school history behind a 35-game streak that started with the 1962 NCAA Championship game and ending on Dec. 20, 1963. The streak of 20 straight is also the longest active streak in the nation.
  • UC finishes the non-conference portion of its regular season with an 11-2 mark. The 11 wins are the third most under Cronin, trailing only a 15-0 mark in 2010-11 and a 12-1 record a season ago.
  • The Bearcats have won 49 of their last 53 nonconference home games. UC has also won 48 of its last 54 non-league contests.
  • UC used a 7-0 run to build a 12-point lead late in the first half. The longest runs of the game for the Bearcats were both 7-0 and both came at pivotal times in the end of each half.

Individual Notes

  • With 21 points, Kilpatrick now totals 1,692 for his career. The senior is currently seventh all-time in scoring at UC.
  • Kilpatrick played in his 119th consecutive game versus the Huskers. He is 10 games from cracking the program's top-10 in games played and stands third in consecutive games played.
  • Of Kilpatrick's 21 points, 17 came from the foul line where the senior was 17-18. The 17 made foul shots are the most of his career.
  • Jackson's 15 points and 10 rebounds gave him a double-double for the third straight game. It marked his fourth double-double of both the season and his career. He became the first Bearcat to record three consecutive double-doubles since Yancy Gates accomplished the feat in January 2012.
  • With four blocks today, Jackson stands fourth all-time at Cincinnati with 160 in his career. He will likely finish his career fourth in that category, as third is Jason Maxiell with 252 career blocks.
  • Kevin Johnson set a career-high with 11 points, while also grabbing a career-best 11 rebounds.