Cincinnati-Providence Postgame Notes

Feb. 23, 2013

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CINCINNATI 64 (11-16, 3-11 BIG EAST), PROVIDENCE 45 (7-19, 2-11 BIG EAST)


  • Cincinnati’s 64-45 win Saturday evened the series at four wins each. The victory also evened the series in home games for the Bearcats, now holding a 2-2 mark. Cincinnati has won two straight against the Friars.



  • UC Starters: Lesha Dunn (f), Kayla Cook (g), Alexis Durley (g), Chelsea Jamison (f), Dayeesha Hollins (g) – This is the second straight game UC has used this starting lineup.
  • Cincinnati was able to build a six point lead with 3:58 left in the first half thanks to an 11-2 run that spanned 4:23. Hollins added two scores during the spurt.
  • The Bearcats made their second run of the day with a 12-2 scoring spurt that gave UC its largest lead to that point, 43-28.
  • Cincinnati opened the second half on a 14-4 lead to take a 45-30 lead. Hollins connected on three fastbreak layups while Turner added four points.
  • Three Bearcats finished in double digits for the second straight game. Hollins totaled 17 points while Turner and Cook added 12 and 10 points respectively.  Hollins was the only player to accomplish the feat in both games.
  • Cincinnati’s 10 fastbreak points against the Friars tie a season-high.
  • The Bearcats scored double-digit points from the free throw line for the fourth straight game.
  • Providence became the most recent victim of the Cincinnati defense, as the 45 points mark the 13th opponent this season to fail to score more than 54 points.
  • The Friars are also the 14th team to shoot under 37 percent against the Bearcats, making just 29.5 percent of their shots.
  • The 19-point margin of victory is the largest for UC this season.




  • Dayeesha Hollins led Cincinnati with 17 points. The junior guard has reached double digits 21 times this season and 70 times in her career.  She totaled 11 points in the first half  
  • Cook reached double digits in scoring for the third time this season and the 20th time in her career with 10 points. The total was two shy of her season high.
  • Turner was the third player to total double digits, adding 10 points in 27 minutes off the bench.
  • Hollins tied her season-high field goal total with eight, needing just 12 shots to accomplish the feat.
  • Sinking her only free throw attempt of the game, Hollins is now 32-of-36 (88.9 percent) from the charity stripe over the last seven games.