Jan. 8, 2011
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Game 16: CINCINNATI at Villanova
Sunday, Jan. 9 Noon (EST) The Pavilion (6,500) Villanova, Pa. TV: BEN/FSO Radio: 700 WLW
Series: Villanova leads 5-1
Current Streak: 2 - Villanova
Last Meeting: 3/2/2010, Fifth Third Arena, Villanova Won 77-73
Radio: 700 WLW Dan Hoard (PXP) Chuck Machock (ANA)
Television: BEN/FSO Bob Picozzi (PXP) John Celestand (ANA)
Streaming Audio: 700WLW.com
The Wildcats have a 44-game on-campus winning streak going into the match-up vs the Bearcats at the Pavilion. The streak began on Jan. 17, 2007 with a 102- 87 victory over Notre Dame and has included 18 wins over BIGEAST foes.
The Wildcats moved up one spot in the national polls to No. 7 this week. Villanova has now been ranked in the AP Top 25 for 47 consecutive weeks. It began the 2010-11 campaign at No. 6 in the AP and No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
Thursday night's win was Villanova's eighth in a row since suffering a 78-68 loss to Tennessee in the finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 26. Last season, Villanova won 11 in a row after suffering its first lost of the year to Temple, a stretch that included a 9-0 start in BIG EAST play.
LAST TIME VS. VILLANOVA:
March 2, 2010 Fifth Third Arena
VILLANOVA 77, UC 73
Villanova hit 5-of-7 free throws in the final minute to hold on for a 77-73 victory over Cincinnati.
Defining Moment: A 14-0 Cincinnati run with less five minutes to play cut a 15-point `Nova lead to one point, 66-65, but the Wildcats hit 5-of-7 free throws to close out the win.
Key Stats: The Bearcats outscored the Wildcats 34-16 in points in the paint and 17-11 in points off turnovers. Performance Leaders: Rashad Bishop - 19 pts., 3 reb.; Deonta Vaughn - 18 pts., 3 ast.; Yancy Gates - 13 pts., 5 reb.