Bearcats and Hoyas Battle Wednesday Night
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Yancy Gates
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Feb. 23, 2011

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Game 28: CINCINNATI at GEORGETOWN
Wednesday, Feb. 23 | 9 p.m. (EST) | Verizon Center (20,600) | Washington, D.C.
TV: BIG EAST Network | Radio: 700 WLW-AM

SCOUTING THE HOYAS
-Chris Wright scored a season-high 26 points, taking up the slack for a sputtering Austin Freeman, to help the then ninth-ranked Hoyas hold off struggling South Florida 61-55 for their ninth victory in 10 games on Saturday night.
-The Hoyas (21-6, 10-5 Big East) rebounded from an eight-point loss to Connecticut, pulling away during an 18-8 surge and hanging on despite getting a seasonlow four points on 2 of 10 shooting by senior guard Austin Freeman, the conference's third-leading scorer.
-Freeman, averaging just over 18 points, was held in single digits for the first time in 13 games and only the third time this season. His previous low was six, when he also was 2 of 10 from the field in a loss to St. John's on Jan. 3.
-The Hoyas finished the opening half on an 11-2 run to lead 28-26 at the break. Freeman missed his first four shots before finally making a layup for his first points with just over 17 minutes remaining, and he didn't score again until making a contested jumper in the lane to put the Hoyas up 55-47 with less than 2 minutes to go.
-The Hoyas have won nine of 10 following a three-game slide against St. John's, West Virginia and Pittsburgh that dropped the Hoyas to 1-4 in the conference in early January.

LAST TIME VS. GEORGETOWN
-GU 74, UC 47: March 6, 2010, Verizon Center
Final: Georgetown snapped a two-game losing streak to Cincinnati with a second-half burst and downed UC, 74-47.
Defining Moment: After the Bearcats cut Georgetown's lead to 41-35 with 16:13 left in the game, the Hoyas went on a 31-6 run over the next 13:01 to secure the win.
Key Stats: UC equaled its season-low with 47 points on 19-for-49 shooting (.388).
Performance Leader: Lance Stephenson - 23 pts., 7 reb.; Ibrahima Thomas - 5 pts., 4 reb., 3 blk., 4 stl.