Bearcats Welcome St. John's To Town Sunday

Feb. 12, 2011

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Game 25: St. John's at Cincinnati
Sunday, Feb. 13 | Noon (EST) | Fifth Third Arena (13,176) | Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: FOX Sports Ohio/BIG EAST Network | Radio: 700 WLW-AM

-Dwight Hardy scored a career-high 33 points and St. John's took command in the second half in an 89-72 victory over Connecticut (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) on Thursday night
-It was Hardy's second straight 30-point effort and third this season. The senior guard is averaging a team-best 16.6 points per game.
-St. John's now has four wins against ranked teams this season, all of them coming at Madison Square Garden.
-The Bearcats are tied with St. John's in the all-time series 6-6 after beating the Red Storm 53-51 on Jan. 22 at Carnesecca Arena.

-UC 53, SJU 51: Jan. 22, 2011, Carnesecca Arena
-Final: Yancy Gates scored a game-high 13 points, including a three-point play with 8 seconds left in the second half to lift Cincinnati past St. John's 53-51 and give UC a 4-3 record in BIG EAST play.
-Defining Moment: Down 51-50, Gates made a turn-around jumper using the glass while getting fouled. His ensuing successfull free throw gave UC a 53-51 lead with 8 seconds remaining in the game.
-Performance Leaders: Yancy Gates - 13 pts., 8 reb., 1 steal.; Cashmere Wright 10 pts., 4 ast., 3 reb.; Justin Jackson - 8 pts., 6 reb.