Men's Basketball |
Dec. 22, 2011
Cincinnati Game Notes
The University of Cincinnati plays host to Chicago State on Friday at Fifth Third Arena. The contest starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio.
The Bearcats (8-3) are coming off their second consecutive game scoring more than 100 points, a 101-53 home win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday. Cashmere Wright led five UC players in double figures with a game-high 20 points and a career-best six three-pointers.
UC has never scored 100 or more points in three consecutive games.
Chicago State (0-12) is coming off a 92-66 home loss to Oregon State on Wednesday. UC leads the all-time series 2-0.
A win Friday would extend UC’s current win streak to four games, its longest since starting last season 15-0.
GAME AT A GLANCE
Series Info: Third meeting; Cincinnati leads 2-0 overall and 2-0 at Cincinnati.
Last Meeting: Cincinnati won 103-49 on Jan. 5, 1994
Coaches: Mick Cronin is in his sixth season at Cincinnati (95-80); ninth season overall (164-104). Cronin is 1-0 vs. Chicago State.
Tracy Dildy is in his second season at Chicago State (6-38); second season overall (6-38).
Rankings: UC and Chicago State 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) Also available on SNY, SNY-CT and MASN. (For other viewing areas visit: www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/channelfinder)
UC Twitter Page: @GoBEARCATS
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS
-UC has the possibility of scoring 100 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time in school history on Friday. Entering play on Thursday, only four other schools in the nation had posted back-to-back 100-plus-point scoring games this season: VMI, North Carolina Central, Iona and North Carolina. The last time a team scored 100 or more points in three consecutive games was VMI in 2006-07.
-The Bearcats are averaging 13.0 three-pointers per game over their last three games compared to 5.4 per game during their first eight games of the season.
-The 101 points scored against Radford and Arkansas-Pine Bluff are the most points scored in a game during the Cronin era. -Cashmere Wright
has led the UC offense since the move to a four-guard attack. Over the past three games he is averaging 19.0 points while shooting 55.3 percent from the field (21-of-38) and 46.2 percent from three-point range (12-of-26). He has handed out 19 assists with only three turnovers since the Xavier loss (6.3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio).