Women's Basketball Falls To Rutgers 78-58

Jan. 7, 2014

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  1ST 2ND F
Rutgers Recap Logo 35 43 78
Cincinnati Recap Logo 25 33 58

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Cincinnati, Ohio. • Attendance: 374

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 TEAM STATISTICS Rutgers Recap Logo
  Points 58 78
  FG Made-Attempted 19-58 32-58
  FG Percentage 32.8 55.2
  3FG Made/Attempted 4-16 1-4
  3FG Percentage 25.0 25.0
  FT Made-Attempted 16-16 13-20
  FT Percentage 100.0 65.0
  Rebounds 30 38
  Turnovers 15 15
  Assists 13 15
  Steals 4 3
  Blocks 1 3
TEAM LEADERS Rutgers Recap Logo
Randolph (16) Points

Copper (21)

Randolph (8) Rebounds Laney (10)
Five with (2) Assists Canty (6)
Four with (1) Steals Laney (2)
Quisenberry (1) Blocks Three with (1)

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team struggled to get the offense going on a frigid night in the Queen City, dropping a 78-58 decision to Rutgers, Tuesday in American Athletic Conference play inside Fifth Third Arena.

The Bearcats offense fired at a 32.8 percent clip (19-of-58) from the field and a 4-of-16 (.250) effort from behind the three-point line. Rutgers shot 55.2 percent (32-for-58) and held a 44-22 advantage in the paint and scored 18 points on the fast break.

UC was 16-of-16 from the free-throw line, becoming the seventh NCAA Division I team this season to post a perfect number of 15 or more made free throws in a game.

Senior Jeanise Randolph (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional North) led the way with 16 points, adding a career best 8-of-8 effort from the free-throw line. She just missed the double-double, grabbing a team-high eight rebounds.

Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods/Michigan) returned after missing the past two games due to injury. The redshirt senior finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. Senior Kayla Cook (South Webster, Ohio/South Webster) tallied 10 points.

The Bearcats found themselves in a 35-25 halftime hole after trailing early and pulling to within two with just under seven minutes left.

The Scarlet Knights ran out to a 17-8 lead in the first eight minutes, using an 8-0 run and taking advantage of a slow offensive start for the Bearcats, who made just two of their first 10 shots.

UC did not give up the fight, pulling off a 13-6 run of its own over nearly five minutes, making the margin 23-21 with 6:52 remaining in the opening half. The teams traded buckets and UC held the two-point deficit at 27-25 with 3:43 to go in the half before the offense went cold.

Over the next 8:36, spanning halftime, Rutgers had a 20-0 run that put the game away, leading 47-25 with 14:47 to go. During the run, UC missed nine shots and turned it over six times.

Rutgers' Kahleah Copper finished with a game-high 21 points, also grabbing seven rebounds. Betnijah Laney earned the double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while Tyler Scaife poured in 18 in the win.

UC returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. ET, heading south to take on Houston in another American matchup at the Cougars' Hofheinz Pavilion. The Bearcats return to Fifth Third Arena on Jan. 18, taking on Temple at 2 p.m. ET.