Cincinnati Travels to Georgetown on Monday|
Jan. 8, 2012
The University of Cincinnati travels to the nation's capital on Monday to battle nationally ranked Georgetown. The 9 p.m. ET contest will be televised by ESPNU and ESPN3 and also can be heard on 700 WLW-AM radio.
The Bearcats are coming off a buzzer-beating 57-55 loss on Saturday to St. John's that snapped UC's seven-game win streak. The Red Storm's Moe Harkless putback a St. John's miss at the buzzer to thwart UC's second-half comeback from 15 down. Sean Kilpatrick led the Bearcats with 21 points and four three-pointers. Yancy Gates scored 10 points to go with seven rebounds.
Georgetown saw its 11-game win streak end on Saturday as well when the Hoyas dropped a 74-62 decision at West Virginia.
The Hoyas lead the series with Cincinnati 5-4, including a 4-2 edge in Washington D.C. The Bearcats won both meetings last season.
Cincinnati has won its last five BIG EAST road games, including a 66-63 victory at then-No. 22 Pittsburgh on New Year's Day.
GAME AT A GLANCE
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS
- UC has won its last five BIG EAST road games dating back to last season. The Bearcats have won seven of their last eight road games overall.
- UC is looking to start BIG EAST play 3-1 for the second consecutive season.
- A win Monday would mark the 100th victory at Cincinnati for sixth-year head coach Mick Cronin.
- The Bearcats forced 19 turnovers against St. John's and have caused 143 over the last eight games (17.9 per game).
- The Bearcats have held 12 of 16 opponents to 60 points or less.
- Monday's contest at Georgetown marks UC's fourth game in eight days.
- Sean Kilpatrick is averaging a team-high 16.9 points, 3.5 three-pointers and 2.4 steals to go with 5.5 rebounds over the past eight games. He has scored 20 or more points four times this season.
- Junior guard Jaquon Parker is averaging 10.6 points and a team-best 5.9 rebounds while shooting 48.4 percent (31-of-64) from the field and 60.9 percent from three-point range (14-of-23) in the last nine games since his return from injury.