Men's Basketball |
Dec. 20, 2011
Cincinnati Game Notes
The University of Cincinnati welcomes Arkansas-Pine Bluff to Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday. The contest starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio.
The Bearcats (7-3) posted a pair of wins last week at Wright State (78-58) and at home against Radford (101-70), displaying their best offense of the season. UC shot a combined 57.9 percent from the field (66-of-114) last week with 24 three-pointers and its first 100-plus point scoring game of the Mick Cronin era.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-8) is coming off an 81-62 setback at DePaul on Saturday.
UC leads the all-time series 1-0, earning a 79-49 victory on Dec. 22, 2008.
A win Wednesday for the Bearcats would mark the 300th all-time victory at Fifth Third Arena.
GAME AT A GLANCE
Series Info: Second meeting; Cincinnati leads 1-0 overall and 1-0 at Cincinnati.
Last Meeting: Cincinnati won 79-49 at Fifth Third Arena on Dec. 22, 2008.
Coaches: Mick Cronin is in his sixth season at Cincinnati (94-80); ninth season overall (162-104). Cronin is 1-0 vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff. George Ivory is in his fourth season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (38-67); fourth season overall (38-67).
Rankings: UC and Ark.-Pine Bluff are not ranked in either the Associated Press or the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll for Dec. 19.
Radio: 700 WLW; Dan Hoard provides play-by-play alongside color analyst Chuck Machock. Mo Egger serves as host/engineer.
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Tom Gelehrter provides play-by-play alongside color analyst Terry Nelson. Brian Hunterman serves as producer. David Ashbrock directs. (Time Warner Cable in Cincinnati: 43/309/310/1309; Direct TV: 660/661; Dish Network: 425/427; AT&T-Cincinnati 732/1732; AT&T-Ohio: 734/1734) (For other viewing areas visit: www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/channelfi nder)
UC Twitter Page: @GoBEARCATS
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS
was named to the weekly BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll on Monday following his play last week in Bearcats wins at Wright State and against Radford. Wright averaged 18.5 points while shooting 57.7 percent from the field (15-of-26) and 37.5 percent from three-point range (6-of-16) for the week. He handed out 14 assists with only three turnovers to go with two steals and nine rebounds.
is averaging 18.0 points in the last two contests. He has made 47.1 percent of his three-point attempts (8-of-17) and has shot 53.8 percent from the field (14-of-26).
is averaging 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from the field in his three games played this season.
-The Bearcats are 299-65 (.821) all-time at Fifth Third Arena since the building opened in 1989-90 (now in 23rd season).
-UC has won 28 of its last 31 nonconference regular-season home games.