Men's Basketball |
Jan. 27, 2012
Program note: The Cincinnati at Rutgers game is blacked out on ESPN3 in the following areas: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, New York City, Hartford/New Haven and Milwaukee, Green Bay and Appleton in Wisconsin.
Cincinnati Game Notes
The University of Cincinnati travels to New Jersey to take on Rutgers on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio on its alternate channel (check local listings here: www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/channelfinder). The contest is also available on Direct TV (657) and DISH Network (442) and can be heard on 700 WLW-AM. A replay of the game will be televised on the main FOX Sports Ohio channel at midnight ET.
UC is coming off a 60-53 home loss to No. 3/4 Syracuse on Monday. Cashmere Wright led all Bearcats with 17 points and five three-pointers. Yancy Gates notched his third consecutive double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Rutgers suffered a 69-64 home loss to DePaul on Wednesday. Dane Miller led the Scarlet Knights with a game-high 22 points and five three-pointers.
Cincinnati owns a 12-3 record against Rutgers all-time. The Bearcats have won the last five meetings, including a 72-56 decision at Fifth Third Arena on Jan. 26, 2011.
GAME AT A GLANCE
Series Info: 16th meeting; Cincinnati leads 12-3 overall; UC leads 3-2 in Piscataway, 6-1 in Cincinnati and 3-0 at neutral sites. STREAK -- Cincinnati has won the last five meetings.
Last Meeting: Cincinnati won 72-56 at Fifth Third Arena on Jan. 26, 2011.
Coaches: Mick Cronin is in his sixth season at Cincinnati (102-83); ninth season overall (171-107). Cronin is 5-2 vs. Rutgers. Mike Rice is in his second season at Rutgers (26-27) and his fifth season overall (99-58).
Rankings: Cincinnati and Rutgers are not ranked in the Associated Press or USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls for Jan. 23.
Radio: 700 WLW; Dan Hoard provides play-by-play alongside color analyst Chuck Machock. Dan Ginsberg engineers.
TV: BIG EAST Network/FOX Sports Ohio; Scott Graham provides play-by-play alongside color analyst John Celestand. Darrin Chiappetta serves as producer. Bob Whitelaw directs.
(To find the FOX Sports Ohio station in your area visit: www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/channelfinder).
UC Twitter Page: @GoBEARCATS
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS
-Cincinnati is off to a 5-3 start in BIG EAST play for the second consecutive season -- the best start after eight games since joining the league prior to the 2005-06 campaign.
-UC last lost three consecutive games during the 2009-10 campaign. The Bearcats lost at West Virginia (74-68 on 2/27/10), home against Villanova (77-73 on 3/2/10) and at Georgetown (74-47 on 3/6/10).
-The Bearcats saw their seven-game league road win streak end last Saturday at West Virginia. UC's five road wins overall this season are tied with Syracuse for most in the league entering the weekend.
-UC leads the BIG EAST in three-point shooting (36.6 percent) and three-pointers per game (8.10). Sean
Kilpatrick leads all BIG EAST players with 2.76 three-pointers per game.
-Cashmere Wright leads all Bearcats in scoring over the last four games, averaging 14.5 points. He has scored 17 points apiece in UC's last two games and has scored in double figures in each of the last four contests. During the stretch, Wright is shooting 54.2 percent from three-point range (13-of-24).