Men's Basketball |
Nov. 18, 2011
Watch the free live stream video of the Presbyterian game
Cincinnati Game Notes
The University of Cincinnati (2-0) welcomes Presbyterian (2-2) to Fifth Third Areana on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest. The game will be available for free via live stream video on the Internet at GoBEARCATS.com.
UC guards Cashmere Wright (23 points) and Dion Dixon (20 points) led the Bearcats to a 73-59 home victory over Jacksonville State on Tuesday. The Bearcats built a 44-21 halftime advantage and led by as many as 27 points at 48-21 with 18:25 left in the game before holding off a pesky Jacksonville State squad. The Gamecocks trimmed UC’s lead to 10 points twice inside the final two minutes of the game before the Bearcats secured the win.
Presbyterian suffered an 80-73 setback at home to Western Carolina on Thursday. Four Blue Hose scored in double fi gures led by forward Al’Lonzo Coleman and guard Josh Johnson, who scored 18 points each.
Saturday’s contest is the fi rst in series history between the two schools. The Bearcats are 8-1 all-time against current members of the Big South Conference.
GAME AT A GLANCE
Series Info: First meeting
Last Meeting: n/a
Coaches: Mick Cronin is in his sixth season at Cincinnati (89-77); ninth season overall (158-101). Cronin is 0-0 vs. Presbyterian.
Gregg Nibert is in his 23rd season at Presbyterian (364-294); 23rd season overall (364-294).
Rankings: Cincinnati: No. 20 in both the AP and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. Presbyterian is not ranked in either poll.
Radio: 700 WLW; Tom Gelehrter provides play-by-play alongside color analyst Chuck Machock.
Mo Egger serves as host/engineer.
TV: Free live video stream available on GoBEARCATS.com.
UC Twitter Page: @GoBEARCATS
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS
-Cincinnati has won 20 consecutive home nonconference regular-season games since a 76-66 loss to Xavier (12/13/08).
-The Bearcats defense is allowing 49.5 points through two games. It has recorded 19 blocked shots and held opponents to 6-of-35 shooting (.171) from three-point range this season.
-Cashmere Wright (23) and Dion Dixon (20) led UC to a 73-59 won over Jacksonville State on Tuesday. -The duo became the fi rst UC teammates to score 20 or more points in the same game since Yancy Gates (25) and Dixon (21) against USF on March 9, 2011.
-The Presbyterian matchup marks the third of six consecutive home games to start the season.
-The Bearcats were picked to fi nish fifth in the BIG EAST according to the league’s coaches.
-UC is the only team in the nation to increase its win total in each of the last fi ve seasons (11 in 2006-07, 13 in 2007-08, 18 in 2008-09, 19 in 2009-10 and 26 in 2010-11).
-UC is coming off a 26-9 record in 2010-11, its most wins in a season since 2001-02 (31).