2008-09 Cincinnati Men's Basketball|
Dec. 29, 2008
Cincinnati at No. rv/24 Memphis - Dec. 29, 2008
FedEx Forum – Memphis, Tenn.
• Records: Cincinnati – 10-3, 0-0 BIG EAST; Memphis – 8-3, 0-0 Conference USA.
• Cincinnati leads the all-time series 36-32 after Memphis defeated Cincinnati 60-45 at FedEx Forum.
• The Bearcats 45 points are their fewest points this season and their fewest since scoring 42 points vs. Rutgers on Jan. 7, 2007.
• Cincinnati recorded a season-low five assists and committed a season-high tying 20 turnovers.
• UC fell to 2-3 when trailing at the half.
• Memphis outrebounded Cincinnati 44-32, dropping UC to 0-3 this season when outrebounded by its opponent.
• Cincinnati shot 26.1 percent from the field for the game, its lowest shooting percentage since shooting 26.7 percent at Connecticut on March 9, 2008.
• Cincinnati hit 18-of-23 free throw attempts compared to Memphis hitting 10-of-18 attempts from the charity stripe.
• UC’s bench averaged 32.4 bench points per game coming into the game and finished with 11 points vs. Memphis.
• UC hit a season-low tying three 3-pointers in the contest. The Bearcats also hit three 3-pointers vs. Florida State on Nov. 28, 2008.
• A 7-0 Bearcat run cut the UC deficit to five points, 37-32, with 14:18 to play in the game, but Memphis responded with a 6-0 run to jump back on top, 43-32, with 12:27 to play.
• The Bearcats were outscored 16-6 in points in the paint in the first 20 minutes. Memphis outscored Cincinnati 30-14 in points in the paint for the game.
• Cincinnati shot 21.4 percent (6-of-28) from the field in the first half compared to 34.4 percent (11-of-35) for Memphis.
• Two sophomore Darnell Wilks free throws with 5:00 to play in the first half gave the Bearcats a 19-18 lead, before Memphis closed the half on a 12-3 run to take a 30-22 lead into the intermission.
• UC started 0-of-8 from the field before freshman Dion Dixon hit a jumper with 14:28 to play in the first half.
• Junior Deonta Vaughn finished with 17 points, his ninth double-figure scoring game in his last 10 contests.
• Freshman Yancy Gates grabbed six rebounds in the first 8:59 of the opening half. Gates finished with five points and nine rebounds.
• Sophomore Rashad Bishop tied a career-high with three steals.