2008-09 Cincinnati Men's Basketball


Dec. 29, 2008

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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.