Cincinnati Travels to USF on Sunday
Freshman Kelvin Gaines

Feb. 25, 2012

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The University of Cincinnati plays at USF on Sunday at 12 p.m. The contest will be televised on The CW-Cincinnati (Time Warner-channel 20; Insight-channel 25) in Cincinnati and is available on the Internet at The game can also be heard on 700 WLW-AM radio.

The Bearcats (20-8, 10-5 BIG EAST) have won five of their last six games after beating No. 17 Louisville 60-56 at Fifth Third Arena on Thursday night. Cashmere Wright scored a game-high 22 points, tying a career-high with six three-pointers. Yancy Gates recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulls (17-11, 10-5 BIG EAST) saw their four-game win streak end Wednesday in a 56-48 setback at No. 2 Syracuse. Anthony Collins led USF with 12 points and 10 assists.

Cincinnati leads 23-7 in its series with USF. The Bulls have won the last three meetings in Tampa. The Bearcats won both games a year ago: 74-66 at Fifth Third Arena on Jan. 12 and 87-61 in the second round of the 2011 BIG EAST Championship on March 9.

Series Info:
  31st Meeting; Cincinnati leads 23-7 overall; UC leads 7-5 in Tampa, 14-1 in Cincinnati and 2-1 at neutral sites. STREAK - Cincinnati has won the last two meetings.

Last Meeting: UC won both meetings last season: 74-66 at Fifth Third Arena on Jan. 12 and 87-61 in the second round of the 2011 BIG EAST Championship on March 9.



Coaches: Mick Cronin is in his sixth season at Cincinnati (107-85); ninth season overall (176-109). Cronin is 4-3 vs. USF. Stan Heath is in his fifth season at USF (68-88); 11th season overall (180-165).

Rankings: Cincinnati and USF are not ranked in the Associated Press or the USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls for Feb. 20.

Radio: 700 WLW; Dan Hoard provides play-by-play alongside color analyst Chuck Machock. Ray Bryan engineers.

TV: CW-Cincinnati (Time Warner-channel 20; Insight-channel 25); Mike Gleason provides play-by-play alongside color analyst Bob Wenzel. Lori Mancini serves as producer.

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A win against USF would give Cincinnati 11 conference wins for the second consecutive season, matching the school record for BIG EAST victories.  The Bearcats were 11-7 in the league a year ago, tying West Virginia for sixth place in the standings.

-UC has played in a BIG EAST-high 11 games decided by five or less points or in overtime this season. Its seven wins in such games also lead the conference.

-UC has won 15 of its last 21 BIG EAST games.

-On the road, the Bearcats have won five of their last eight and 10 of their last 14 dating back to last season.

-UC has held 22 of 28 opponents under 70 points and 16 foes to 60 points or less this season.

-Cincinnati ranks among the nation's top 30 teams in four statistical categories entering the weekend (games through 2/23). The Bearcats are 15th in fewest turnovers per game (10.9), 19th in fewest fouls per game (15.5), 20th in turnover margin (+3.4) and 29th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.22-to-1).

-Junior Cashmere Wright has scored in double figures in nine of the last 11 games while shooting 45.5 percent from three-point range (25-of-55).