Men's Basketball Closes Exhibition Games vs. Indiana Southeast Tuesday

Nov. 8, 2010

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team closes out the exhibition portion of its 2010-11 schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. vs. Indiana University Southeast at Fifth Third Arena.

Indiana Southeast, a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, enters the game with a 1-1 regular-season record and is coming off a 114-75 victory over Mid-Continent College. The Grenadiers are paced by senior guard Jazzmar Ferguson who is averaging 36.5 ppg.

Cincinnati enters the 2010-11 season with three starters and 11 letterwinners from last year's squad that finished 19-16 and made its first appearance in the NIT under Cronin. The Bearcats top returning scorer and rebounder is junior forward Yancy Gates (10.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg), a 2008-09 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection. Fellow returning starters include senior center Ibrahima Thomas (5.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg) and sophomore guard JaQuon Parker (4.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg). The Bearcats will add depth to the front court with the additions of 6-foot-8 freshman forward Justin Jackson and 6-foot-10 freshman center Kelvin Gaines.

The Bearcats open up the 2010-11 regular season next Monday, Nov. 15, vs. Mount St. Mary's (MD) at 7 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena. For tickets to the exhibition vs. Indiana Southeast or for the season opener, visit